VSA Partners, a leading creative and strategy agency, has announced the appointment of its Chairman and Founder, Dana Arnett, to two prestigious boards: the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Board and the Chicago Public Media Business Leadership Council.
With over four decades of active involvement in the Chicago business and government sectors, Arnett and VSA have consistently contributed to various initiatives, playing pivotal roles in notable projects such as the 2016 Chicago Olympic Bid Committee, the Millennium Park Committee, the Grant Park Music Festival, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Chicago’s nonprofit innovation hub, 1871. Arnett’s extensive board experience, combined with VSA’s expertise, will provide invaluable leadership and insights in addressing the diverse needs of these boards.
Joining these esteemed boards underscores Arnett’s personal commitment and VSA’s firmwide support to the Chicago community. “We are dedicated to leveraging our expertise to support and enhance the vision and mission of organizations that play a vital role in our city’s cultural and media landscape,” said Arnett. “Through our involvement, we aim to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the continued growth, cultural inclusiveness and success of these institutions.”
The appointment of Arnett to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Board comes at an exciting time as the museum embarks on an ambitious journey to expand its vision and mission. Under the leadership of CEO Erin Amico, the museum aims to redefine the visitor experience, both within its walls and beyond. Arnett and Amico will collaborate to champion nature and explore innovative ways to evolve and breathe life into these experiences, creating an enriching environment for the community.
As a member of the Chicago Public Media Business Leadership Council, Arnett joins a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to supporting the mission of Chicago Public Media, which includes influential entities such as WBEZ and the Sun Times parent brand. Chicago Public Media is one of the largest nonprofit public media organizations in the country and serves as a vital source of news and information for the city. Guided by respected leader Matt Moog, the council will support the organization’s mission of bringing Chicago businesses, individuals and communities together around human-centered, solutions-oriented journalism that makes a positive difference.
In addition to these new board appointments, Arnett continues to foster growth, creativity, and community engagement with a number of national organizations.