Anna M. Thompson Named as New Executive Director of Wilson Center
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) has named Anna M. Thompson as its Executive Director. Thompson comes to the Wilson Center from the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she served for two-and-a-half years as the Associate Vice President and Executive Director, overseeing a $4.8 million budget and producing and presenting more than 700 performances, residencies, and events annually.
Anna’s passion for the arts is evident throughout her impressive career, and we look forward to the many ways that her arts management experience, her industry recognition as a presenter and producer, and her ability to build strong collaborations will grow our reputation as a national arts leader,” said Wilson Center Board Chair Fred Syrjanen.
It is an honor to be named the Executive Director of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts,” said Anna. “I was drawn to the position for several reasons: the remarkable architecture, setting, venues, and programming, and the exceptional dedication of Don and Kate Wilson and the board. I look forward to leading the Center’s passionate team and joining the vibrant community of Milwaukee.”
Anna will join the Wilson Center on May 21, 2018.
Read the full announcement on the Wilson Center's website.