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CROSSROADS YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT
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WINDMORE’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED
Debra Smyers has over 25 years of experience within the arts and social services sectors. Ms. Smyers is delighted to serve as the new executive director of Windmore Foundation for the Arts promoting the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. As an ardent supporter of the Arts, Ms. Smyers has served twice on each of the grant review panels of Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Arts Council of Fairfax County. In addition, she is an arts education advocate and has contributed her time to many community projects including assisting in forming the very first elementary school band in Prince William County. On the artistic side of the arts, Ms. Smyers is a SAG-AFTRA actress, working in local film projects including all seasons of House of Cards and VEEP. In addition this past year, Ms. Smyers has worked in AMC’s Turn. In the social services arena, Ms. Smyers founded a not-for-profit in 1990 that continues to help prevent hunger and poverty in Northern Florida. Her special area of interest is to raise money for social service organizations through arts events.
Ms. Smyers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics and a Master of Arts in Arts Management. She is an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching courses that include: Grant Writing in the Arts, Strategic Planning in the Arts, Performing Arts Management, and Seminar in Arts Management.