Members of Americans for the Arts have elected Diana Lind as a member of their advisory council for the Private Sector Council. Lind will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.

In the Private Sector Council, Lind will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.

Diana Lind is the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Arts + Business Council. Her policy credentials and understanding of how nonprofits operate are taking the Arts + Business Council to the next level of leadership in Greater Philadelphia’s creative economy. As a Council of the Chamber, the Arts + Business Council brings innovators from the creative and business communities together to spark new ideas, solve pressing problems, and shape an innovative and impactful region.

“I am pleased to welcome these new members to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and these leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud them for their valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.”

Potential council members were nominated in September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 15, 2019. Lind will serve a two-year term, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at