ARTISPHERE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES NEW COMMUNITY LEADERS, ARTS ADVOCATES
The 16th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank is being planned with the help of several new board members. The Artisphere Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the direction of Greenville’s nationally ranked fine arts show and raising the revenue needed to execute the three-day, free community event.
2020 Board President, Linda Hannon of Duke Energy of the Carolinas, stated “we are pleased to welcome this stellar class of new board members to the 16th year of Artisphere. We look forward to the contributions they will make to the organization during their tenure.”
Brad is a Certified Public Accountant who was the SC Upstate Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert LLP until his retirement. Brad previously served on the boards of numerous non-profit and community organizations and currently serves on several boards of public and of privately-held companies. Brad is a Founder, former Treasurer, and former President of Artisphere returning to the board after a six-year hiatus.
Bob moved to Greenville in December of 1999 to become President of the Community Foundation of Greenville. The Community Foundation assists families in making their giving simpler and more powerful. Since 2013, he has been a member of the CEO Build Task Force for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. He has been recognized by Upstate Business Journal as a Who’s Who of Greenville.
Brian is Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations at Clemson University and a member of the University’s Executive Leadership Team. He directs a development operation that brings in more than $150 million annually and is credited with conducting the most successful fundraising effort to date in the state of South Carolina.
Born in Argentina, Laura Sippey has called Greenville “home” since 2015. With over 15 years of global advertising experience, producing more than 500 commercials, Laura is now raising two beautiful girls and is proudly a community volunteer and a passionate advocate of the arts.
After 11 years working in advertising and international sports marketing for UMBRO International, Chris redirected his strengths of creativity and design into architecture. He started his own design firm known as StoneCraft Studio3 providing architectural design guidance for residential clients and developers revitalizing historic and older textile/industrial facilities. Chris has been actively engaged in a number of community and professional organizations.
In 2019, the festival attracted an estimated 69,703 attendees and made a $9.1 million economic impact on the community. The 16th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank is scheduled for May 8-10, 2020. Artist Applications are now open through October 4, 2019.