Sheree Boegner has been named the new executive director of The Arts Council, the organization’s board of directors announced Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to bring Sheree Boegner on board as executive director of the Arts Council,” board president Sarah Wilkinson said. “She is already a well-respected leader in our community and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. She brings incredible energy to the organization, and everyone on the board is excited to work with her to continue our mission of supporting art and artists in the Brazos Valley.”

Boegner’s appointment goes into effect Nov. 18.

Boegner has been a lead business and community advocate for Wells Fargo Bank for the past six years, a press release stated. She received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University and is pursuing an executive master of public service and administration degree with a certificate in nonprofit management from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. She is the executive director and founder of the Sassy Shoe Social, which raises money for Phoebe’s Home and expands awareness of domestic violence.

“I am excited to join The Arts Council as it continues its mission to support the arts, culture and heritage of the Brazos Valley,” Boegner said. “I am looking forward to working with the cities, counties, donors, board, staff, volunteers, affiliates, artists, youth and benefactors. The arts create a thriving environment that makes our community very attractive to new businesses and visitors.”

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