Columbus, Ohio—The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) has hired Lacey Luce as marketing, communications & events strategist and Emily Toney as director of development. Luce joined the Arts Council staff on March 11. Toney will start on May 4.
“We are thrilled to have the addition of two new staff members to the Arts Council. Both Lacey and Emily have a passion for the arts,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. “They bring a range of well-honed skills and will be valuable assets to our organization.”
Prior to joining the Arts Council, Luce worked as the director of web management at Columbus College of Art & Design. She was responsible for developing strategic, targeted digital marketing plans and managing the college’s web content strategy. Luce built the college’s social media presence, including launching a robust blog presence. Luce received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University (OSU), with a minor in English.
Luce replaces long-time employee Jennifer Sadler who left in February to expand her jewelry business.
Before accepting the development position with the Arts Council, Toney worked at AIDS Resource Center Ohio, where she held the position of special events manager and development leader. Her duties included building and executing event marketing campaigns for RED Columbus, Art for Life and AIDS Walk and developing new and existing relationships with donors and corporate partners. She graduated from Capital University with a bachelors degree, with a concentration in public relations and art therapy.
The development director position is a new position for the Arts Council. Toney will work to strengthen funding for all Arts Council programs including the Arts Festival, power2give and the Community Arts Partnership Awards.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein