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Gail Crider

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Arts Strategies, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Gail Crider directs NAS program design and facilitates internal operations. In addition, she consults on strategic leadership, planning and governance. Ms. Crider was instrumental in the organization's transition from the National Arts Stabilization Fund to National Arts Strategies and the range of services NAS offers today, including The Chief Executive Program.

Before joining National Arts Strategies, Ms. Crider worked with a variety of arts organizations and spent ten years in the funding community. In her most recent position as a program officer for a private foundation, she worked on inner-city redevelopment and community building in Washington, D.C. She has also worked for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Crider co-chaired the Community Development Support Collaborative in Washington, D.C., served on the audit committee for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and has served on grant panels for the Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps), the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Treasury, CDFI Fund. Ms. Crider holds a B.S. in theater from Lewis and Clark College.