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City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Director Elected President of United States Urban Arts Federation

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Director Sean McGlynn has been  elected to serve as President of the United States Urban Arts Federation (USUAF) Executive Committee, a committee within Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

The USUAF is an alliance of the chief executives of local arts agencies in the nation’s 60 largest cities and meets, advocates and networks to discuss the social, educational, and economic impact of the arts in their regions and forecast national trends.  USUAF members voted for Executive Committee President and Officers.

McGlynn brings more than 20 years of public and private sector focused arts experience to the executive committee.  McGlynn states that, “serving as president of the Urban Arts Federation’s Executive Committee is a huge honor and a way to continue to share the importance of the cultural work being done in El Paso.”

“I am thrilled to see Sean McGlynn elected to the leadership of the Urban Arts Federation,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “His support for the arts in El Paso is a testament and an inspiration to others as they work to ensure that the arts thrive in America.”

The other elected members of the USUAF Executive Committee include:

  • Kerry Adams-Hapner, Director of City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council
  • Vincent Kitch, Director of the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • Felix Padron, Director of the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Gary Steur, Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy
  • Mitch Swain, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

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