Board of Directors

SEMAC is governed by a Board of Directors who consistently demonstrate strong involvement in support of arts endeavors with the goal of perpetuating the SEMAC Mission, Vision and Core Values.  The Board represents all eleven counties in the southeastern Minnesota region, and includes up to four at-large directors.  Listed by county, the following individuals currently serve as the SEMAC Board of Directors.

County Director Description
Dodge Jane Olive Mantorville resident; period costumer; member, Mantorville Arts Guild, Mantorville Opera House, Mantorville Theatre Company
Fillmore Hal Cropp Lanesboro resident; theatre artist; Executive Director, Commonweal Theatre Company
Freeborn Anissa Nelson Albert Lea resident; visual artist, studio art major and intern at Watkins Gallery, Winona State University
Goodhue John Becker Red Wing resident; arts patron, business owner, framing and fine art printing, emerging imaging applications
Houston Diane Crane Houston resident; visual artist; member, Houston Arts Resource Council
Mower open accepting nominations
Olmsted Steven Schmidt Rochester resident; musician; General Manager, City of Rochester Music Department
Rice Julie Fakler Faribault resident; visual artist; Director of Operations, Paradise Center for the Arts
Steele Andi Gaffke Owatonna resident; photographer and arts advocate who relentlessly volunteers in the community, recent judge at the Owatonna Festival of the Arts
Wabasha Kjel Alkire Lake City resident; visual and performance artist; Graphic Design Professor, St Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona Lee Gundersheimer Winona resident; theatre artist; Arts & Culture Coordinator for the City of Winona, former managing director, Great River Shakespeare Festival
At-Large  open accepting nominations