Connie Souto Learman joined NASAA in 2017 as special assistant to the president and CEO. In addition to providing direct day-to-day support to NASAA’s president and CEO, she is responsible for programmatic, administrative and advocacy tasks as assigned. These include working with the president and CEO to support the board of directors, Executive Committee and Governance Committee, as well as member support.
Connie most recently served as community development director at the Mississippi Arts Commission, where she worked directly with community leaders, arts councils and event planners, among others. Prior to that position, she worked for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind as a human resources manager, acquiring a deeper understanding about implementation of ADA regulations. Originally from Brazil, Connie has worked actively with arts festivals and cultural organizations and for arts fundraising events inside and outside the United States. She received her master’s degree from Millsaps College – Else School of Management (Jackson, Mississippi) and her doctorate degree in political science from Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Connie graduated in law at the Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Recife, Brasil).