Connect2Culture (C2C) announces addition to Board of Directors and new Board of Directors offices.
Joplin, MO – Connect2Culture is very pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Longnecker to its Board of Directors. Mrs. Longnecker is an art supporter and philanthropist involved with fundraising for Spiva Center for the Arts, Friends of St. Avips, the Lafayette House and the Autism Center. While Mrs. Longnecker is currently focused on raising three daughters, she has a background in the financial industry.
She will join fellow Board Members Sharon Beshore, Clifford Wert, Troy Hill, Dan Stanley, Robin McAlester, Paula Baker, Brad Belk, CJ Huff, Alex Curchin, Jo Mueller, Rob O’Brian, Cynthia Schwab, and Dot Willcoxon. Ex-officio members of the Connect2Culture Board include Sam Anselm, Joplin City Manager, Drew Hartley, President of the Downtown Joplin Alliance, Tonya Sprenkle, Vice President Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, and Donna Whitehead, Center Director, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.
Other business at the Annual Board Meeting of Connect2Culture included electing new Board offices. Sharon Beshore was named Chairman of the Board, Clifford Wert as President and CFO, Troy Hill as 1st Vice President, Dan Stanley as 2nd Vice President, and Robin McAlester as Secretary.
Connect2Culture (C2C) is a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance Joplin through the development of cultural resources – arts, history, nature, and education. As Joplin’s community arts agency, Connect2Culture aims to encourage the growth and development of a vibrant cultural community through a coordinated and enterprising initiative. Efforts to do so are coordinated with and supported by the City of Joplin, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Arts Council, and multiple arts organizations in the City and throughout the Region.