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Guest Speaker: Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Gilligan Cole (Jen) is the Chief of Staff at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She also serves as Co-Lead, of The National Collaborative for Creative Work, the Collaborative is a network of creators, policy thinkers, movement makers and change agents that work together to weave projects, partnerships and policy solutions that enable healthy, equitable creative work in America.

Cole is the former Executive Director of the Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts + Culture where she served nearly a decade as the city’s chief cultural officer working with the mayor, elected officials, artists, cultural organizations, public agencies, community leaders, and activist to explore how arts and cultural participation were central to community prosperity and health. Her efforts in creative placemaking, innovative investments, public policy and cultural justice/equity were national models of practice.