ArtWorks News

ArtWorks Announces 2024 Board Officers and New Members of the Board

Laura Humphrey

CINCINNATI— ArtWorks is pleased to announce the election of new Board Officers for 2024. Laura Humphrey, community volunteer and former Bartlett Wealth Management principal/investment advisor, will serve as the new Board president. Lisa Saia, marketing and non-profit professional, was named vice president. Ric Booth, general manager, Duke Energy Convention Center, was named treasurer. Agnes Godwin Hall, director of talent acquisition, college recruitment and employer brand marketing at Macy’s Inc., was named secretary. Lauren Hannan Shafer, community volunteer, takes on the title of past president.

In addition, ArtWorks recently welcomed the following directors to its board: Michael DiMaggio, vice president of strategic partnerships and development for KnowledgeWorks; Rahiel Michael, vice president of government and community affairs, The Port; Kelley Brandstetter Tracy, partner, KMK Law; and Emily Wolff, artist and entrepreneur. ArtWorks currently has 29 members on its board of directors.

“I’m thrilled with the recent growth of the ArtWorks board who will work alongside our staff to drive our mission forward. This is a pivotal year to complete many groundbreaking projects including launching our permanent creative campus in Walnut Hills with a grand opening later this year,” shared Colleen Houston, ArtWorks CEO and creative director. “We are lucky to have such dedicated leaders who share a passion for building our community through art.”


Who We Are

Since 1996, ArtWorks has collaborated with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations, and nonprofits to build creative works of art that support the Greater Cincinnati region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks has employed and trained over 3,500 professional artists and 4,000 youth, ages 14–24. We invest in our creative economy by creating jobs that support local talent, pairing professional artists to inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, and helping them build 21st-century career-readiness skills. Over the past 27 years, this collaborative approach has created a citywide gallery with more than 14,000 public and private art projects, including more than 300 permanent outdoor murals.