McKenzi Swinehart

As senior grants and services coordinator, McKenzi is responsible for coordinating and providing support for various grant and service programs including: Project Support Grants, BOOST Grants, Artists in the Community Grants, International Artist Exchange Program, Artist Fellowships, and OPPArt Workshops.

Prior to joining the Arts Council in 2017, McKenzi served as the director of programs and development at Reno Little Theater, where she designed and executed the overall fund development plan, engaged with donors and sponsors, and oversaw the educational outreach and accessibility programs. In addition, she was a core member of the Artistic Leadership Team, participating in season planning, guest artist selection, casting, directorial oversight, and efforts to cultivate new talent.

McKenzi has a Bachelor of Arts in theater and political science from the University of Nevada, Reno and currently serves on the Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant Panel. A recent transplant to Columbus, McKenzi looks forward to becoming actively involved with her new community.