Anne Romens oversees strategic planning, fundraising, communications, and operations for Creating Connection, a national social change initiative that leverages the relationship between existing public values and arts and culture. As part of her leadership on Creating Connection, Anne has presented at national and regional conferences such as the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Ohio Arts Impact Conference, Western Arts Alliance, and the Arts Midwest Conference, as well as led workshops for arts and cultural leaders in Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Oregon.
Prior to her work on Creating Connection, Anne served as Arts Midwest’s external relations manager for six years, where she supported fundraising and communications for the organization’s portfolio of 10+ programs. 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.