The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has named Allison Tratner as the new Executive Director. The final vote confirming Ms. Tratner as the Executive Director was made yesterday during the Council's public meeting at Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood.
The news was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees, which included members of the public, artists, and leaders in the field of arts and culture. Ms. Tratner has served on the Council staff since 2005 in a number of positions, most recently as Deputy Director and Director of Communications. During her time at the Council, Allison has helped usher in a number of programs and initiatives, building strong relationships with arts organizations, artists, and communities throughout the state. During her time with the agency, Allison has been responsible for supporting the Council's interests in strategic communications, long-range planning, and cross-sector partnerships.