Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fine Arts Center creates new position and hires Erin Hannan

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS BUSINESS JOURNAL
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal
Today, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announced that it has hired Erin Hannan as its executive director for advancement and external affairs.

Starting April 28, Hannan will oversee six areas: development, membership, grants, advertising/communications, partners/sponsors and venue sales.

Hannan was on the FAC board (a position she left for this job) and in the past served for five years as the FAC's director of marketing and public relations. Previously, she worked at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Vladimir Jones (which FAC interim president and CEO Nechie Hall co-founded), Guess? as well as Advanced Graphics & Publishing, which Hannan co-founded.

In 2011, the Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about Hannan as part of its Women of Influence series, covering the time Hannan spent at USADA. She said, "We are battling the notion that there are shortcuts in life. That you can just take a magic pill and excel."

Even then, Hannan's love of Colorado Springs culture was clear: “A lot of my community interaction is focused on the cultural vibrancy of our community," she told the Journal. "I am involved with the Fine Arts Center and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.” She was also listed as a committee member for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's Fund for the Arts.

“I am so thrilled to come home to the Fine Arts Center and help advance the mission of this amazing community treasure,” Hannan says in today's release. “It is incredibly gratifying to be a part of an organization that has been such an integral contributor to this city’s cultural pulse for so many decades.”

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