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Art Center Sarasota Names Two New Board Members

They are Susan McLeod and Michael Shelton.

By Staff May 11, 2020

Susan McLeod

Art Center Sarasota has named Susan McLeod and Michael Shelton to its board of directors. McLeod, a realtor with Michael Saunders & Company, has been involved with the Sarasota arts community since 1971; most recently, she chaired Sarasota Season of Sculpture’s board of directors. Her national and international affiliations include board membership with the International Sculpture Center in New York and membership with the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. Shelton is a retired attorney and the founder and board chair of Booker Promise Foundation, Inc., which offers scholarships to all economically disadvantaged students at Booker High School. He was the co-founder and board chair of Perlman Music Program Suncoast, Inc., served as the co-executive director of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, and was the managing director of the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. He was also a co-founder, board member and former executive director of Embracing Our Differences. McLeod and Shelton join a board that includes Howard Davis, chair; Sam Savin, vice chair; Ramsey Frangie, treasurer; Ned Norris, secretary; and Carolyn Benedict-Drew, governance chair.


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