GOLDSBORO – The Arts Council of Wayne County has announced the appointment of Jack Kannan as its Interim Executive Director. Kannan is well known in our community, having been a successful Executive Director of multiple other non-profit organizations. He brings to the role successes with major gift campaigns, community engagement and staff development. He will assume this responsibility effective immediately as he works to bring stability to the operations and funding model of our Arts Council.
Kannan is a veteran of the United States Army and has twenty years of experience in human resources. Jack is a champion of the non-profit community. While serving on the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees, he was instrumental in the creation of the Foundation of Wayne Community College, Inc. He was later appointed to the Executive Director role for that foundation where he worked to develop its mission, fundraising, and staff. Most recently, Jack was the founding Executive Director of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Foundation, where he set the mission and focus for that organization to become a major contributor to the medical community supported by Wayne Memorial Hospital.
In addition, we will be signing a contract for a new location in the near future and are looking forward to the new opportunities that the space will create for the arts in our area. We will continue to host popup events around Wayne County to better serve our community.
About the Arts Council of Wayne County:
The Arts Council of Wayne County is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization funded through a combination of local and state grants and corporate and individual donors. Our mission is to ensure the arts are thriving throughout our community. We firmly believe it’s the right of every citizen to have access to participation in the arts. In addition, we want to support local artists in every way possible to help them succeed. We recognize that the arts play a vital role in the economic development and livability of our county, and we hope you will choose to support our efforts through financial contributions, volunteering, attending our fundraising events and sharing information about who we are and what we do.