Katy Coy
Executive Director

Katy Coy is the inaugural executive director of AAAE and has held the position since 2015. She has previously worked in leadership and strategy roles at The University of Chicago and with the State of Ohio, where she led communications efforts for the third-largest state educational technology conference in the nation. Previously, Katy has held communications and development positions with arts organizations including the Greater Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Columbus Symphony. Katy is a Contributing Associate with Createquity and a board member of Montessori of South Texas (MOST). Contact Katy



Jessie Bower
Membership Assistant

An alumna of Carnegie Mellon University and the College of Charleston, Jessie Bower has studied American and European models of Arts Administration. She joined the College of Charleston’s Arts Management faculty after receiving her MA and has been teaching in their undergraduate program for over four years. Jessie has held various positions in the field of Arts Management including working in Education at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in Development and Operations for the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, and assisting international visual artists Dalek and Tim Hussey. Contact Jessie



AAAE is grateful to the following individuals and firms for their contributions to the organization's operations:

Angela Bayler

Krista Humphries

Benzamin Yi

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