Because getting the helm of Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) as CEO in December 2020, Sinfonia Gulf Coastline New music and Creative Director Demetrius Fuller has grown patron and sponsorship support, elevated programming, and is expanding the manufacturer recognition and attain of the two artwork corporations by introducing to his staff. As aspect of a synergistic partnership, Zandra Wolfgram has joined Sinfonia Gulf Coastline and MKAF as Director of Marketing and advertising and Communications.
“We are thrilled to welcome an individual who is both a seasoned professional and a passionate arts advocator to guide our internet marketing and communication endeavours,” explained Demetrius Fuller. “Zandra is uniquely suited to aid us amplify our main mission to entertain, educate and inspire our group by way of modern and participating arts applications.”
“It is an honor to be the to start with particular person to keep this dynamic job for not just one, but two leading art corporations so integral to the Northwest Florida Gulf coast,” Wolfgram reported. “The possibility to function with a visionary like Demetrius Fuller, outstanding colleagues, devoted board members, and the prime-shelf crew at Frances Roy Company is a thrill.”
Most a short while ago, Wolfgram served as the Director of Advertising and Digital Material for Rowland Publishing, Inc. where she amplified subscribers and spearheaded new guide generation and written content creation programs. Her 30-plus-yr career started in the arts in Cleveland’s famed Playhouse Square where by she promoted each Broadway exhibit excursions and classical theater productions beneath noteworthy creative director Gerald Freeman which includes productions with actors these as Hal Holbrook, Steven Weber, Delroy Lindo, Olympia Dukakis, Piper Laurie, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth, Claire Bloom, Tom Hanks among the other individuals.
She segued into cultural tourism in New Orleans with Arts Tourism Partnership, a pilot initiative funded to current market the arts to readers. These resourceful collaborations led her into the hospitality business, where she led the internet marketing endeavours for the New Orleans lodge.
Considering the fact that going to the Emerald Coast in 1999, she has held executive management roles throughout the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast for Wyndham Getaway Rentals, The Town of Seaside, Portofino Island, and Sandestin Golf and Seaside Vacation resort. Under her management, the internet marketing staff rebranded Sandestin, introduced the resort’s 1st magazine, newspaper, and Television set channel, and opened the Raven Golf Club, The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and The Grand Sandestin.
In addition to building cultural arts advertising methods for hospitality businesses, she has made use of her communication expertise to endorse area art corporations and marquis functions in her neighborhood which includes Wine, Females & Shoes, and Crescendo! (Sinfonia Gulf Coast), the Competition of the Arts and Concerts in the Village (Mattie Kelly Arts Basis), South Walton Beaches Food & Wine Pageant, and Digital Graffiti (Alys Beach front).
A founding member and earlier president of the Northwest Florida Coastline Chapter of the Florida General public Relations Association (FPRA) and an energetic member of the Vacation and Tourism segment of the General public Relations Culture of America (PRSA), her get the job done has gained much more than 40 American Advertising and marketing Federation (Addy) Awards, 13 FPRA (Graphic) Awards, which include the Grand Golden Picture Award, and 3 Hospitality Sales and Promoting Affiliation Worldwide (Adrian) awards.
Wolfgram is a writer and retains a journalism degree from Ohio Wesleyan College. She held the editorship for Emerald Coastline journal for 7 years and was a senior writer for both equally Tallahassee and 850 Enterprise magazines. Her work has appeared in many vacation resort publications these kinds of as Sandestin Residing (Sandestin Golf and Seaside Resort), Experience (St. Joe Organization), Footprints (Hilton Sandestin Beach front Golfing Vacation resort & Spa), Treasures (The Resort Selection), Be (Newman-Dailey) and the Panama Town Seaside Formal Getaway Guide. She has composed journey tales for Forbes Journey, and Check out Florida and served as the Emerald Coast Insider for VisitSouth.com. Her byline has also appeared in market publications this sort of as Legends, VRM Intel, and Florida Most cancers Experts magazines.
An avid arts advocate, Wolfgram supports nationwide art will cause this kind of as Musical Theatre Undertaking, Costume Business Coalition, and Us citizens for the Arts. She plies her passion in her very own community as a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and the Arts & Style and design Society of Fort Walton Seashore. She served on the board of Emerald Coast Theatre Business from 2014-2022.
For Wolfgram, internet marketing the arts goes outside of fantastic small business perception.
“I wholeheartedly believe that that for a destination to have a legitimate high quality of lifestyle and a sense of put, it ought to have a vibrant cultural arts scene,” she states.
Wolfgram life on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Seaside with her spouse of 21 yrs, and her sullen bulldog, Hapi.