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Anne Romens

Vice President
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Anne Romens is a committed arts leader with more than 15 years’ experience managing national arts programs, building and supporting teams, and making big ideas actionable. As Vice President of Arts Midwest, she oversees communications, fundraising, and programming activities for the organization.

Her portfolio includes building and launching initiatives that drive innovation and growth for the organization, overseeing Arts Midwest’s partnership and donor strategy, and testing new ideas that celebrate and advance Midwestern creativity in all its forms.

Prior to joining Arts Midwest in 2009, Anne worked across various social sectors with roles in museums, higher education, affordable housing, and organizations serving survivors of domestic violence.

Anne uses she/her/hers pronouns.

Areas of expertise

Strategic planning, communications, grant writing, public speaking, arts administration, financial management, and evaluation.


Anne holds a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and an M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Presentation Resources

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Hear Anne talk about the Creating Connection research and its impact in one of our webinars.

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