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Three New Members Join the Arts Midwest Emeritus Board

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce that Jan Webb, Kendra Whitlock Ingram, and Kymm Martinez have joined the Emeritus Board after serving with distinction on Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors.

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce that Jan Webb, Kendra Whitlock Ingram, and Kymm Martinez have joined the Emeritus Board after serving with distinction on Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors.

“We are so pleased that Jan, Kendra, and Kymm have agreed to join our Emeritus Board,” said Arts Midwest President & CEO Torrie Allen. “We have benefited over the years from the expertise, experience, and excitement they brought to their work on our Board of Directors, and I am grateful that we will not lose that as they step down from the Board.”

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Jan Webb

Jan Webb first joined Arts Midwest’s Board in 2001. A lifelong Midwesterner, Jan has been committed to supporting the North Dakota arts community throughout her career. Jan was the director for the North Dakota Council on the Arts from 2000 to 2014. Prior to that, she was the director of a private, nonprofit art gallery for five years, and owner/operator of a retail art gallery and framing business for 12 years.

“Serving on the Arts Midwest Board for over 20 years has been a wonderful experience,” said Webb. “The amazing, professional people I have met—both Board members and staff—shared their knowledge and insights, adding to my own personal development. I’m looking forward to observing the continued evolution of this organization as a member of the Emeritus Board.”

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Kendra Whitlock Ingram

Kendra Whitlock Ingram joined the Arts Midwest Board of Directors in 2021. She currently serves as the President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of the premier performing arts centers in the state. At the end of this month, she will begin a new role as President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously, she has held senior leadership positions with several major performing arts institutions across the United States.

“Although I’m moving back to the East, the Midwest will always be in my heart,” said Ingram. “Serving on the Arts Midwest Board has been an honor and I look forward to staying engaged with the organization as part of the Emeritus Board.”

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Kymm Martinez

Kymm Martinez has been an Arts Midwest Board Member since 2012, and most recently served as Treasurer from 2021 to 2022. She is chief marketing officer for the American Cancer Society. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2022, Kymm served as chief marketing & communications officer at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spent nearly 20 years in marketing with General Mills, including working as a corporate officer, and living and working internationally.

“Serving on the Arts Midwest Board for the past 10 years has been an enriching experience, deepening my knowledge of and connection to the creativity of the Midwest,” said Martinez. “Through the Emeritus Board, I’ll be able to maintain those connections, both to Arts Midwest and to the many incredible and creative organizations and communities that make up our region.”

Arts Midwest’s Emeritus Board was established to recognize and celebrate those individuals who have served Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors with distinction. The Emeritus Board allows Arts Midwest to continue to collaborate with these close friends and colleagues and to honor their legacy of leadership to the organization. Learn more about our Board of Directors and Emeritus Board.