Sheree Boegner, a student in the Texas A&M Executive Master of Public Service and Administration program at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been named the new Executive Director of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. After earning her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M, Boegner started her professional career. This eventually led her to join Wells Fargo Bank as a lead business and community advocate. With her business and volunteer experience, Boegner is aware of how a vibrant arts and cultural environment can be important when businesses are deciding where to locate.
“My time at Wells Fargo showed me how effective teams of volunteers can be in addressing local issues, and volunteering and philanthropy became my passion,” Boegner said. She was aware of the School’s nonprofit management program, and with a scholarship available from both the Bush School and Wells Fargo, she decided to earn her master’s degree.
“I’m a great admirer of President George H. W. Bush and firmly believe his credo that public service as a noble calling, so I knew that the Bush School was the right place to learn more about philanthropy and public service,” Boegner said. “The School emphasizes the importance of staff partnering with their volunteer boards, which is something I strongly believe in. I’m confident that the knowledge I’m gaining in my classes will not only help me in this new position but will also expand my understanding of the broader world of nonprofit management,” she added.
Boegner is the founder of the Sassy Shoe Social and was the Executive Director until she joined the Arts Council. The Sassy Shoe Social is dedicated to raising money for Phoebe’s Home and expands awareness of domestic violence.
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley was founded in 1971 to lead local arts advocacy efforts and foster a true community for the arts. The Arts Council has grown to serve the 5,000 square mile Brazos Valley region and, since 2008, has provided over $4,500,000 in direct funding support to arts organizations throughout the Brazos Valley.