Come enjoy refreshments and learn from three leaders with extensive experience in the arts, policy and charitable foundations as they discuss their career paths and share advice with graduate students on defining professional goals.
• Gerald “Jerry” Bolas, who served as executive director of the Office of Raleigh Arts from 2011 through 2016. Prior to 2011, he directed three museums: the Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Portland Art Museum in Oregon and the Gallery of Art at Washington University in St. Louis (now the Kemper Art Museum).
• John Hardin, executive director for the N.C. Board of Science, Technology and Innovation. The board advises the North Carolina Governor, General Assembly, Secretary of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on the role of science, technology and innovation in the state’s economic growth and development.
• Joy Vermillion Heinsohn, assistant director for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a statewide private family foundation that has invested more than $553 million into North Carolina. Heinsohn is responsible for managing the foundation’s strategic assessment and planning process.
The panel discussion, the first installment in a planned “Day in the Life of …” series, is sponsored by The Graduate School, Innovate Carolina and the Institute for the Arts & Humanities.