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Robert Booker Announces Retirement; DataArts' Board Member Jamie Dempsey Accepts Position as Executive Director of Arizona Commission on the Arts

  • Posted May 26, 2017

After more than a decade as the executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a 40-year career in the arts field, Robert C. Booker will retire from his current position on August 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Jaime Dempsey, who has served as the agency’s Deputy Director since 2006. Her promotion was approved by the state agency’s Governor-appointed commissioners on May 18, 2017. 

Booker and Dempsey are respectively the 5th and 6th individuals to lead Arizona’s state arts agency since its establishment in 1967.

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