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Meet CLT Class Members Sean Gautam and Emily Walker

26 Apr

The Cultural Leadership Training (CLT) class is a nine month, nine class program that trains members of our community in board leadership and helps place them on the board of an arts, science or history organization. With just a couple of weeks to graduation for the 2011-2012 CLT class we wanted to introduce you to two future board members, Sean Gautam and Emily Walker

Name: Sean Gautam

Employer & Position: Intelligrity Capital Management – Founder and President

Hometown: New Orleans & New Delhi

College/University: Georgetown Law, University of New Orleans

Major: Securities Laws and Finance

Length of time in Charlotte: 5 years

Why were you interested in CLT program? I wanted to bring my energy and passions to help support and promote the cultural sector in Charlotte.

Favorite arts/science/history activity: Visiting museums and art galleries.

Favorite thing about living in Charlotte: Good people, light traffic, and growing diversity.

Favorite book: ‘A Gift to my Children’ by Jim Rogers (acclaimed investor)

Favorite band/musician: Led Zeppelin/Eddie Vedder

Favorite movie: Il Postino

Favorite vacation spot: Venice, Italy

Favorite activity in your free time: Motorcycling

Person you would most like to meet: Jim Rogers (the investor, not the Duke Energy CEO)

Favorite Quote? “There’s one life to live — make it count.”

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Name: Emily Walker

Employer & Position: Program Manager, Continuing Education, Queens University of Charlotte

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

College/University: Elon University

Major: Leisure & Sport Management

Length of time in Charlotte:  5 ½ years

Why were you interested in CLT program? I was interested in the CLT program because I wanted to explore the variety of arts and science organizations in our community. I knew I would learn a great deal from the speakers about board involvement and was excited about the possibility of connecting with a board that I may have not otherwise considered.

Favorite arts/science/history activity: The CSO’s Pops in the Park series – I look forward to gathering with my friends each year on summer evenings in June for a picnic, wine and wonderful sounds from the Charlotte Symphony!

Favorite thing about living in Charlotte: There is always something to do! I love that Charlotte has all of the offerings of a big city but still manages to have a small city feel.

Favorite book: Bethenny Frankel’s “A Place of Yes” – this book provides ten rules for pursuing your goals with authenticity and drive.

Favorite band/musician: Lady Antebellum

Favorite movie: Father of the Bride – Pt. I & II!

Favorite vacation spot: Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Favorite activity in your free time: Being president of the Young Affiliates of the Mint (and catching up on all things BRAVO on the DVR!)

Person you would most like to meet: Kate Middleton – I think it would be fascinating to hear about her life has changed over this past year, from her perspective!

Is there anything else you’d like to include? I love trying new things, meeting new people and being engaged in this great city that I call home.

Interested in joining professionals like Sean and Emily on a cultural non-profit board? Applications are now available for the 2012-2013 Cultural Leadership Training class! Find more information and the application here.

 

Getting To Know CLT Class Member Ann Saari

17 Apr

Next month the Arts & Science Council will graduate 31 Charlotte professionals from the Cultural Leadership Training program. These leaders will go on to serve as board members or board trainees/apprentices at cultural organizations throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Ann Saari is one member of this year’s class.

Employer & Position: Bissell, Tenant Services Coordinator

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

College/University: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Major: Urban & Regional Studies

Length of time in Charlotte: 8 years

Why were you interested in CLT program? It is the perfect program for someone who wants to be involved in the community, but not sure which organization is the best fit for them. The program outline educates the group about the various organizations and also provides the tools to understand how non-profits operate.

Favorite arts/science/history activity: “Speed Dating” with over 10 different organizations.

Favorite thing about living in Charlotte: Warm weather in a picturesque city.

Favorite book: Geography of Nowhere and The Thank You Economy

Favorite band/musician: Too many favorites to pick just one!

Favorite movie: The Family Stone

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with a beach.

Favorite activity in your free time: Spending time with friends and family.

Person you would most like to meet: Tom Hanks

Interested in joining professionals like Ann on a cultural non-profit board? Applications are now available for the 2012-2013 Cultural Leadership Training class! Find more information and the application here.


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