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Sandra Yancey Appointed to Arts of Collin County Commission, Inc.

Sandra Yancey

Sandra Yancey

Business woman Sandra Yancey has been appointed as an At Large Member of the Arts of Collin County Commission. Sandra, her husband Kym and their two children have been strong supporters of the arts community for a number of years.

“As a Plano resident, I have a strong interest in this project. Our collective communities are built on wonderful principles and values and our infrastructure in leading edge,” states Mrs. Yancey. “The only missing element is a world-class arts center, and I would like to contribute to bringing it to our community.”

Yancey is best known for founding eWomenNetwork in 2001, an online networking database that connects women business owners and professionals. As CEO, Yancey has won numerous awards including Business Women’s Network and Microsoft’s 2005 Entrepreneur Star Award, Women’s Regional Publishing Association’s 2005 Advocate of the Year award and Enterprising Women’s Enterprising Women Advocacy Award in 2006. Yancey also founded the eWomenNetwork Foundation in 2001 and has donated thousands of dollars to women’s non-profit organizations and scholarship foundations.

“As we expand the Board to seven members, we looked for members with a corporate network and experience in fundraising as well as passion for the arts,” states E. Michael Simpson, Executive Director of the Arts of Collin County. “Sandra’s experience with nonprofits will add to the collective resources of the board.”

The Arts of Collin County Commission Board of Directors expanded from five to seven members in April of 2009 with two members representing each of the three Owner cities, Allen, Frisco and Plano and one at-large member. With Yancey’s appointment, the final At-Large Member position was filled.

“The Arts of Collin County Commission welcomes Sandra Yancey to the project. Her extensive experience in nonprofits, business development and collaboration will be an asset to our team,” states Bobby Baggett, President of the Arts of Collin County Commission Board of Directors.

The remaining representatives include Mr. Nick Barretta of Frisco, Mr. Bobby Baggett of Plano, Mr. Jim Minyard of Frisco, Dr. Betty Muns of Plano, Mr. Charles Nies of Allen and Mr. Craig Sundell of Allen.

For more information about the Arts of Collin County, visit

About The Arts of Collin County

The Arts of Collin County (ACC) is a nationally recognized, innovative, public-private partnership to develop a 124 acre arts park. Co-owned by the cities of Allen, Frisco and Plano, with operational support by member cities, Fairview and Melissa, the development of the arts park is supported with $57 million in bond monies, $3 million in Collin County Open Space Grant funds, and an additional $17 million financial support from private individuals, corporations and foundations. Located at State Highway 121 and Custer Road, the arts park will be completed in phases, with a 2,100-seat performing arts hall, performance meadow, and hike and bike trails included in Phase One. To contribute and learn more, visit the ACC website at or call 214-495-5810.

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