CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 26, 2021) – Krista Terrell, APR, has been named acting president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) effective immediately. Terrell, an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) who has been with the local arts agency for nearly 19 years, most recently as vice president of marketing and communications. Jeep Bryant announced his resignation as ASC President on January 13.
She will serve in this short-term role until an interim president is named.
“Krista is a respected and known leader in the community and in the cultural sector. Her experience and leadership are needed during this transition,” said ASC Board Chair Susan Patterson. “ASC’s Board of Directors has every confidence in Krista and her abilities to provide steady leadership for the organization and its team members. This move will ensure ASC’s work to support the cultural sector continues to move forward at this critical time as we determine a long-term plan.”
Terrell is experienced in creating, leading and implementing various ASC community initiatives, including Culture Feast, where 1,000 people shared a community table dinner in uptown Charlotte and connected through arts and cultural experiences, and Connect with Culture Day, where more than 11,000 residents engaged in free access to arts and cultural experiences.
She also launched CharlotteCultureGuide.com, a consumer-facing platform that serves as a gateway for residents and visitors to learn about and connect to arts and cultural experiences.
She is a native of Augusta, Ga. and is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. She currently serves on the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is the inaugural recipient of the Mosaic Award from PRSA Charlotte chapter for advancing the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion in her work. She is a member of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
She is married to Gerald Terrell, Jr. and they have two young sons.
ASC is the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s cultural community. Its core functions include advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. ASC works to ensure Culture For All by combining resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the cultural sector.
ASC’s mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Stay up to date on ASC news and happenings at ArtsAndScience.org and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Contact: Bernie Petit