For Immediate Release October 4, 2011                                                                                                                          

Jordy Appointed to Americans for the Arts Board of Directors

Denver, CO – Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) is proud to announce the appointment of Executive Director Deborah C. Jordy to the national Americans for the Arts Board of Directors. She also chairs the Private Sector Council, an elected body designed to provide advice andguidance to Americans for the Arts on the design and execution of programs and services that advance private sector support for the arts in America.

A native of Colorado, Jordy has played a prominent role on the arts scene in Colorado for over 30 years. She is currently Co-Chair of Denver’s Arts and Venues’ Create Denver and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund and Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Leadership Advisory Board. Jordy served as a Commissioner on the Denver Mayor’s Commission on Cultural Affairs for five years.

Having served for 13 years as Associate Curator at the Denver Art Museum, Jordy subsequently served as Executive Director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and led the Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation. She has been the Executive Director of CBCA since 2004. CBCA won the 2010 Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Jordy was personally recognized by the Science and Cultural Facilities District in 2000.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a catalyst for Colorado’s business community to leverage the arts for economic vitality. CBCA is a member organization of leading companies that have a philanthropic commitment to the arts and recognize the link between cultural vitality and creative and innovative success. Over 130 metro area businesses are members of CBCA. Established in 1985 by local business leaders, CBCA is now an affiliate of Americans for the Arts and formerly of the National Business Committee for the Arts founded by David Rockefeller in 1967. www.cbca.org

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Deanne Gertner
CBCA Administrative & Program Assistant
303-282-5135; dgertner@cbca.org