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Dennis Dewey, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
A graduate of James Madison University, Dennis Dewey has spent more than 30 years working in the arts, or arts-related fields as an educator, performer, producer and administrator. At NASAA, he is responsible for operations, financial management and special project oversight, with particular emphasis on building partnerships that promote the public benefit of the arts. He has guided and/or directly supervised collaborations with the U.S. Department of Justice, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Council of Chief State School Officers, The Coca-Cola Company, MetLife, The General Electric Fund, The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, The National Governors' Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Dewey advises the NASAA board and CEO on policy-governance issues and oversees the organization's communications activities. He has guided NASAA's events planning and budgeting activities and managed more than 60 separate grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the organization during his tenure.
Prior to joining NASAA, Dewey supervised ticket operations for Arena Stage in Washington, DC. He advised the administrative director and business manager in the formulation of policy, assisted in the determination of pricing and extension feasibility, and supervised more than $3 million in yearly single ticket and subscription sales.
After receiving a BA Degree in Communications from James Madison University, Dewey was hired to coordinate a Title III program for the arts in rural south central Virginia. In this capacity he advised in the design and directed the utilization of the county's new Humanities Center, and created a countywide program to stimulate the arts and humanities in a rural environment. He has an extensive background in the arts--notably in theatre--where he has worked as an actor, stage manager, public relations associate, development assistant, and-most rewardingly--secondary school teacher.