Tuesday, August 28, 9:00 am - 10:00 am - DaVinci 4, Bellagio Las Vegas
BETH MACMILLAN joined Artown as Festival Manager in February 2001, and was promoted to Executive Director in November 2003. Under Macmillan’s leadership festival audience attendance has more than doubled to over 300,000, the direct economic impact of the festival has grown from $6,000,000 to more than $15,000,000 and 78% of all events during July are free to attendees. Macmillan, formerly a professional dancer and actress, expanded into arts administration through such various roles as Production Company Manager, Public Relations Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Founder and Owner/Director of a small, highly successful arts education business, Executive Director of a major dance organization and business owner and distributor. Macmillan thrives in a fast paced work environment while managing a wide range of responsibilities. As Executive Director, she has produced Artown events, created “out of the box” approaches and strategic partnerships to presentations, co-presentations and future Artown commissions.