National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Deputy Congressional Liaison
Shana Chase joins NEA Governmental Affairs Office after eight years with Association of Performing Arts Presenters
June 22, 2004
Washington, DC - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia recently announced the addition of Shana Chase to the NEA Office of Governmental Affairs as Deputy Congressional Liaison.
Chase brings to the Arts Endowment eleven years experience in governmental relations in Washington. For the past eight years Chase has served as the Director of Government Affairs for one of the country's largest arts advocacy organizations, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. In that position, Chase was the principal liaison to Congress and federal agencies.
"Shana's reputation for professionalism and effectiveness precedes her and I am delighted that she is now part of the National Endowment for the Arts," said Chairman Gioia. "She is highly respected in the field of arts advocacy and policy and we're proud to have her with us."
"I've always believed in the goals and mission of the National Endowment for the Arts and have long admired the vision that Chairman Gioia brings to the NEA. I'm excited at the opportunity to be part of his team," said Chase.
A native of the state of Maine, Chase began working in Washington immediately after graduating from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a B.A. in Political Science.
Chase began her duties with the Arts Endowment on June 7, 2004.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency