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George Ann Bisett

George Ann Bissett is responsible for the direction of the financial, program, personnel, public relations and volunteer activities of the Dunedin Fine Art Center. She provides professional leadership to the institution and is responsible for staffing. Ms. Bissett holds a Master of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester University, and holds a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive Certification) Ms. Bissett has completed Core Courses toward a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism. Ms. Bissett is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas class of 2007, serves on many arts policy committees in Pinellas County and is a Rotarian. Ms. Bissett has been a judge for the Maitland Art Show, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor among others and Sunshine Artist Magazine. She is on the board of directors of the new organization, Creative Pinellas and has been a presenter for FAM (Florida Association of Museums).

Grace Anne Alfiero

Grace-Anne Alfiero, MFA, the Executive Director Emeritus and Founder of Creative Clay, Inc., Cultural Arts Center has worked in diverse creative industries for over 20 years. She is on faculty at the University of Phoenix, Ringling College of Art and Design and Eckerd College and is the CEO of the Arts In Action Consulting Firm based in Bradenton, Florida & Newtown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Alfiero, a professional interdisciplinary artist working with encaustic painting, photography, digital imaging and drawing, has artwork in several museums and corporate collections in the Southeast.Grace-Anne has been described as a community activist and artist applying her unique creativity to every task she accomplishes. She loves all things art; making art, teaching art, curating art exhibits for galleries and museums and applying creativity to E-Learning platforms. Considered an expert in the field of arts management for special populations, Grace-Anne has now made it her life's work to assist non-profit agencies across America and all over the globe with beginning and/or enhancing their arts programs with entrepreneurial project planning and with grant writing.Grace-Anne primarily utilizes Apple products, Microsoft Office and Adobe software to achieve her satisfied results.

Sabrina Hughes

Sabrina Hughes is the Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. She holds an MA from USF, Tampa, specializing in the history of photography and received the Outstanding Thesis Award for her study of Parisian photography and memory in the nineteenth century.

Before coming to the MFA, Sabrina was Director of Operations at the Centre Gallery at USF, and an intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in the Department of Photographs. She has also taught History of Photography at USF and at the Art Institute of Tampa. Sabrina continues to pursue independent projects as well, most recently co-curating the exhibitionSickly Sweet. She is currently collaborating on an
upcoming data visualization project.

Sabrina is also has an artistic practice, creating intricate cross-stitched images based on photographs and other ephemera. Her work is exhibited nationally.

A lifelong resident of Tampa, Sabrina lives in Seminole Heights with her husband, Jim Reiman, and
their cats, dog, and tortoise.

Wayne David Atherholt

Wayne David Atherholt is currently serving as Interim Executive Director of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Morean consists of the Chihuly Collection, Morean Arts Center Galleries, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station.

He has been in the Museum and attractions business in the State of Florida for over twenty years with responsibility for attracting over 6 million visitors to the businesses he has been associated with and having served on the boards of the state's museum association as well as being a former chairman of the board of the state attractions association.

Prior to returning to the Tampa Bay area, he served as Executive Director for theMuseum of Arts and Sciencesin Daytona Beach, Florida from April 2005 until November 2010. The Museum's campus includes collections dedicated to art, science, history and the environment in a 90,000 square foot facility located on 72 acres. The Museum also operates two satellite facilities in St. Augustine that included nine historic homes and four historic homes on 175 acres in Port Orange, Florida. Atherholt built the first children's science center and first visible storage facility in Florida while at the museum.

Atherholt previously was Vice President of theMuseum of Science & Industryin Tampa, Florida overseeing a $5 million annual revenue in the following departments: IMAX, Group Sales, Membership, Marketing, Food Service, Catering and Concessions. He recruited the Bay Area Renaissance Festival to Hillsborough County and developed new revenue streams for the museum during his tenure, including a positive change on the museum's income statement of over $1 million in the last fiscal year he was there.

During the years 1997 through 2001, Atherholt was responsible for creating and marketing blockbuster exhibitions as Vice President atFlorida International Museumin St. Petersburg including the largest attended exhibition in Florida's history:Titanic: The Exhibitionwhich was attended by 830,019 visitors in six months. Other exhibitions included:Empires of Mystery,John F. Kennedy: The Exhibition,The Cuban Missile Crisisand others.

For eight years he served as Director of Marketing for theSalvador Dali Museumin St. Petersburg overseeing growth from 100,000 visitors annually with about 3% international visitors to 250,000 visitorsof which 45% were international.

He has served as an adjunct professor atSchiller International Universityin Dunedin, Florida teaching hospitality, tourism and marketing courses and also served as an instructor forWardair Canada, Ltdin Tampa, Toronto and London.

Atherholt has a Bachelor of Humanities in Multi-Media Journalism fromPennsylvania State Universityand a Master of Arts in International Communication fromAmerican Universityin Washington, D.C. where he also worked for theAgence France-Presse, the fourth largest international news organization at the time, for two years prior to relocating to Florida. Additionally he has attendedRichmond College, London.

Among the various professional and community activities he has been involved with are the following:

Central Arts District, Former President of the Florida Attractions Association, founder and former President of the Looper Group, Inc. (downtown St. Petersburg's trolley), former board member of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, founding member of Visit Florida, former board member of Discover Florida's Suncoast, Inc., founder of marketing cooperative Museums of St. Petersburg, founding organizer ofLeadership St. Petersburg for Neighborhood Leaders,former member of the City of St. Petersburg's Nuisance Abatement Board, former President of Uptown Neighborhoods, Inc., Communications Committee for the United Way of Pinellas County, Giant Screen Theater Association, Florida Association of Museums, Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, Orlando-Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arts Task Force of the Tampa Bay Partnership and others.

He is the former Treasurer/Secretary of the Florida Art Museum Directors Association and presently serves as Secretary of the Florida Association of Museums. He serves on the accreditation site visit team for the American Association of Museums and most recently served as Vice President of the Council of Neighborhood Associations in St. Petersburg.

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