Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees adds four new members

Posted 3/2/21

Scottsdale Arts recently has announced the addition of four new members who have joined its board of trustees.

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Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees adds four new members


Scottsdale Arts recently has announced the addition of four new members who have joined its board of trustees.

The new trustees include Dino Camuñez, managing director of private banking at Sunflower Bank; J.P. Dahdah, founder and CEO of Vantage Retirement Plans, LLC; professional artist Priscilla Nelson Johnson; and Linda K. Peterson, president and CEO of Executive Solutions for Healthcare, according to a press release.

“Exciting things are happening at Scottsdale Arts!” said Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to welcome these four new trustees in supporting our vision for growth and more inclusive service to our community.”

Scottsdale Arts, an independent nonprofit, provides artistic services for the city of Scottsdale through its four branches: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation.

Scottsdale Arts also produces signature events like Canal Convergence and the Scottsdale Arts Festival, noted the release.
“This past year has shown us the power of art — to heal, to inspire and to engage,” said board chair Alison Lewis in a prepared statement.

“Each one of our trustees brings a special passion and expertise to our board.”

Mr. Camuñez has served in a variety of leadership roles in the banking industry and in philanthropic organizations, the release said, adding that he joined Sunflower Bank as managing director in 2017.

“I joined the Scottsdale Arts Board to help facilitate the celebration of diversity in our arts community,” said Mr. Camuñez in a prepared statement.

Mr. Dahdah, who founded Dahdah Global Wealth Management, LLC in 1999, founded Vantage in 2004, the release said, noting his involvement in the community via many charitable organizations, including his own Advance Guatemala, which he founded in 2008.

“I will contribute my entrepreneurial experience and passion for service to enhance the diversity, self-expression and community connectivity of Scottsdale Arts,” said Mr. Dahdah in a prepared statement.

Ms. Johnson , a professional artist for more than four decades exploring a variety of mediums and subject matter, has been involved with multiple organizations as a volunteer, committee member and board member, the release said noting that she also donating numerous murals in support of children’s organizations.

“To me, the arts matter — they educate, inspire and evoke emotions,” said Ms. Johnson said.
Ms. Peterson has more than 35 years of experience in development, expansion and operational management of healthcare organizations.

She is a published author and a regular speaker at industry conferences, and she has been an adjunct faculty member for University of Phoenix Online, Ottawa University and Grand Canyon University.

“Sharing my own enthusiasm for creating and experiencing the arts with others is a true joy,” Peterson said.

The new additions join the following as members of the Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees: Alison Lewis, chair; Dennis Robbins, vice chair and secretary; Mike Miller, treasurer, Kathy Wills, past chair; Rhonda Anderson; Felice Appell;

Tim Baughman; Bruce Beverly; Steve Biddle; Peter Boyle; Allison Colwell; Mary Fedewa; Jeff Beyersdorfer; Kristopher Harman; David Itzkowitz; Aletheia Lawry; Stephanie Lyon; JP Millon; Merle Rosskam; Jacqueline Schenkein; M.D.; Patrick Strieck; and John Voris.

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