Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County expands board, names new executive director

The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County is announcing the appointment of a new director the expansion of its board. The changes were announced following a May board meeting.

About the executive director, board

Adam Gregory is a Warren native and a 1994 Howland graduate. He studied at Columbus College of Art Design, focusing on fashion photography. He is owner of Adam Gregory Photography in Warren. Previously, he worked in Boston and Columbus as a photographer in the advertising and fashion industry. He lives in downtown Warren with his wife, Asha.

Board Chairman William Mullane has been involved in the region’s arts community for more than 30 years. He is supervisor of School Improvement for the Ashtabula County Educational Service Center and the Jefferson Area Local Schools. Previously, he was principal at Warren G. Harding. He has worked as an art teacher and administrator for 28 years.

Barry Burkey is an artist and founder of the Independent Artist Association and serves on the board of the Trumbull Art Gallery.

Atty. Jeffrey V. Goodman is an owner/partner in the Warren law firm Fowler & Goodman LPA, Inc. He earned a juris doctorate at the University of Akron School of Law.

Melissa Holmes works as a consultant. She has a master’s in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School. She is spearheading the effort to restore the Robins Theater. 

Gregg Johnson is a musician and keyboard player with the Total Package Band. He is a studio producer and composer.

Colette Parker served on the FACT board during its transition. She is a religion/ethics writer at the Beacon Journal and serves on the board of Crime Stoppers and volunteers with the “Bridging the Gap” committee and Martin Luther King Dream Team. She has served on the boards of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and the Warren/Trumbull County NAACP. She is an associate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

Cassandra Pruitt has been a FACT board member for five years. She is a member of the Martin Luther King Dream Team and a community activist.

Meghan Reed is director of the Trumbull County Historical Society, curator of the Sutliff Museum and registrar at the Massillon Museum. She has a master’s in history from the University of North Carolina.  

Jean Sebben has served on the FACT board for the last three years and organized “Noon in the Park” and “Flicks.” She is a graduate of Hiram and has lived in the area for 30 years.

Lori Shandor works as the gift-planning director for Park Vista of Youngstown. She is the founder and curator for TEDxYoungstown.

James Shuttic is co-owner at Shuttic Arts, a member of the Independent Artist Association and creative art director at the Warren Arts Center. He has a bachelor’s in painting and a degree in computer drafting and design.

Julia Shuttic is co-owner of Shuttic Arts. She works for the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities and is a licensed practical nurse at Meridian Arms Living Center. She has a bachelor’s from Kent with an emphasis in glasswork and three-dimensional art.

Maurice Williams is a graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School. He has a bachelor’s in social work from Capital University and works as a marketing/sales representative with CareSource. Williams is involved with a number of local nonprofit organizations.

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