|New Executive Director, Holly Matson|
The Arts Council of the North Valley (ACNV), an organization committed to supporting the cultural and artist community of the region, announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Holly Matson.
"We are very excited to have someone of Holly's caliber coming on to lead our organization. Her wealth of community experience, track record of strategic leadership and commitment to development will be valued assets in our ongoing efforts to effectively achieve our mission. Holly has the competencies that will raise the bar for our organization in ways that will be beneficial to all of our membership." said ACNV Board President Doug Clark.
"The mission, the philosophy and the values of the organization are an inspiration and entirely compatible with my personal and professional orientation. I look forward to working with our Board of Directors, talented staff, the communities and our affiliates to support the many talented artists who draw their inspiration from this area and call the North Valley home." said Matson.
Matson brings to the Council a 20-year background in executive level management, operations, project management, marketing and public relations. Her highly diversified career portfolio includes work with Constellation Wines US, Ste Michelle Wine Estates and ownership of Matson Solutions, a public relations and marketing firm. Most recently, she served as Regional Director of Consumer Operations for Ascentia Wine Estates. Her passion for non-profit development has been instrumental to organizations such as Children's Hospital, Ryther Children's Center, ACTS and the Arts Council of the North Valley.
"We are confident that building upon our existing foundation, Holly will lead the organization through the challenges and opportunities facing us and take the organization to the next level," said Donna Kublin, former executive director and past president.
Ms Matson and her husband, Jeff Matson, a business owner in the telecommunications industry, have been living in Anthem Arizona since 2009.
Founded in 2005, the ACNV is an active and energetic force in the broader north valley. Through Board development, active volunteer participation, breadth of programs, public outreach, and membership expansion, the organization maintains its momentum and is becoming an integral and vital part of the community. The ACNV is a donation funded, volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that would not exist without the generosity of our donors and public support we receive thorough grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
The mission of the Arts Council of the North Valley is to provide leadership in support of artistic excellence, understanding and education of the arts, and to nurture the cultural life and vitality of our community.