Mary Anne Carter

Acting Chairman

Prior to becoming the acting chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Mary Anne Carter was the senior deputy chairman. In that role, Carter managed the day-to-day operations of the agency.

Her support for the arts stems from her daughter, who was diagnosed with learning difficulties at the age of seven. Carter found a school that infuses the arts in every course, allowing for the learning process to be productive and enjoyable for her daughter. Carter understands the power of art, as her family lives it every day.

While eschewing the label “Dance Mom,” Carter is constantly on the road driving her competitive dance daughter back and forth to the studio.