Leadership and Staff


Administrative Services

Meghan Jugder

Acting Director of Administrative Services, Support Services Specialist


Chief of Staff

Civil Rights/EEO

Deputy Chairman for Management & Budget

Ned Read

Senior Advisor to the Deputy Chairman for Management & Budget

Deputy Chairman for Programs & Partnerships


General Counsel


Guidelines & Panel Operations

Human Resources

Information & Technology Management

Inspector General

Literary Arts & Arts Education Division

Multidisciplinary Arts Division (Artists Communities/Folk & Traditional Arts/Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works)

Brandon Gryde

Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works and Artist Communities Director

Partnership Division (Accessibility/Challenge America/Local Arts Agencies/States & Regions/International Activities)

Michael Orlove

Director of State, Regional & Local Partnerships, and International Activities

Mary Sellers

Grants Management Specialist (Challenge America/Arts Engagement in American Communities)

Performing Arts Division (Dance/Music/Opera/Musical Theater/Theater)

Public Affairs

Research & Analysis

Senior Deputy Chairman

Visual Arts Division (Design/Media Arts/Museums/Visual Arts)