DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Executive Director Kent Rice today named Ginger White Brunetti as Deputy Director of Arts & Venues Denver. White will help manage Denver’s public arts and culture programs as well as the operation of city-owned and operated venues.
“Delivering a world-class city where everyone matters is rooted in creativity and developing business,” Mayor Hancock said. “Together with Kent, this leadership team will continue to ensure the viability of Denver’s exceptional venues and expand our City’s vibrant cultural landscape.”
White will oversee the continued growth of Denver’s “Create Denver” program, a business development initiative that promotes creative industries from film and fashion to music and visual arts. She will also be tasked with identifying new opportunities created by last year’s merger of Theaters and Arenas and the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs.
“Ginger is a well-established, well-respected voice in support of local and national creative sector initiatives,” said Kent Rice, Executive Director of Arts & Venues Denver. “Her experience gives the agency leadership team an important perspective for future projects.”
White has held a number of positions in marketing, planning and arts administration. She assumes the position after serving seven years as Denver’s Director of Creative Sector Initiatives where she developed the “Create Denver Week and Expo” and the nation’s first microloan program for creative small businesses.