Our newly expanded Board will be focused on executing upon A&BC’s strategic plan, with specific emphasis on ensuring programs continue to be relevant to the diverse communities and creatives we serve.

Post-pandemic, there is even more of a need to support the arts and arts organizations which significantly contribute to Chicago’s cultural fabric and economy, and A&BC has a part to play in driving this effort.


Haman Cross III

Founder & Executive Creative Director

Freedom House Studios

R. Kimberly Grigsby

Executive Director

Ignition Community Glass

Derek Lowrey

Associate General Counsel

Meta Platforms, Inc

Liz Rice

Manager of Curriculum and Education

2ND Story

Vanessa Stokes


VS Creative Consulting