Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

STOCKBRIDGE, MA, November 3, 2011—Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt was nominated into National Arts Strategies‘ highly competitive Chief Executive Program. As one of 100 executive leaders in the cultural sector chosen to participate in the program, Ms. Norton Moffatt will take part in a series of meetings with her peers to discuss key issues facing the cultural industry today.

Over the course of the next two years, Ms. Norton Moffatt will engage in discussions with colleagues from the U.S. and abroad about concrete issues like budgeting, financial stability, marketing, and development, as well as abstract problems like the role of the arts in modern life and maintaining relevance in a diverse, rapidly changing world. The group had their first meeting at the University of Michigan Ross Business School in October.

About National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program

National Arts Strategies (NAS) runs leadership programs for organizations from all disciplines, and its underwritten tuition and travel expenses make events accessible to organizations of all budget sizes. This investment in leadership capacity has produced the sector’s most diverse leadership community of alumni and faculty. It has also generated changes in the language and core management frameworks used by grantee organizations; partnerships to advance the full range of educational services available to the field; and policy discussions with leading grantmakers to enhance field capacity building.

NAS’s Chief Executive Program is a two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the top executive leaders in the cultural sector to solve problems facing the industry. These leaders will re-imagine what cultural institutions will be and how they can contribute to civil society. The Chief Executive program was developed through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fidelity Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit

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