New CBCA Executive Director Named

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The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Board of Directors has appointed Christin Crampton Day as its new Executive Director.

The CBCA Board of Directors has appointed Christin Crampton Day as its new Executive Director. With 30 years of professional experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Crampton Day understands the important connection between arts and business.

“On behalf of the CBCA Board of Directors, we are thrilled to have Christin join the CBCA management team,” said Mark Davidson, CBCA Board Chairman and Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. “We had many qualified applicants for the position. Christin’s marketing and development background, her experience with nonprofits, including being a CBCA Leadership Arts graduate, and the enthusiasm she exhibited during the selection process quickly elevated her to the top of the list of candidates.”

Crampton Day brings a strong background in communications, fundraising, management, and strategic planning having been co-owner at Schenkein and, most recently, Senior Director of Public Relations at Barnhart. She was also Executive Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Crampton Day is a life-long advocate for the arts, serving on the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees for 13 years, among numerous other volunteer leadership roles. A graduate of CBCA’s inaugural Leadership Arts class, Crampton Day was honored with CBCA’s Cultural Leadership Award in May, 2016.

“I am delighted to join CBCA, an organization I have admired for many years,” said Crampton Day. “Perhaps more than ever this is a pivotal time for the arts in Colorado; the importance it has on our lives and livelihood, enriching our community, and providing people with passion and purpose, heart and soul, as well as diversity, acceptance and healing. Colorado’s creative industries drive our economy and CBCA is a critical leader, connector, facilitator and community partner for arts advocacy and engagement; and I am inspired to champion CBCA’s mission at the intersection of arts and business,” she added.

Crampton Day’s first day at CBCA will be February 23, 2017.

New CBCA Executive Director is appointed

Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.