Five New Board Members Appointed to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

Lucy Spiegel, former executive director for contributors and audience at CNN and former President of the Annapolis Film Festival has joined the board of directors of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County announces five new Board Members. Anne Arundel County residents Andy Bienstock, Kristin Kohlmann, Godfrey Lewis, Lucy Spiegel, and Dr. Briana Walton will share their expertise in the fields of entertainment, finance, business, and medicine with the nonprofit Arts Council.  The Council distributes grants and provides mentoring and support to over forty arts and historic preservation organizations in Anne Arundel County.

“We have a very talented group of incoming board members,” says executive Director April Nyman. “I look forward to working with them.”

Each new board member has a personal connection to the arts or local history. Annapolis resident Andy Bienstock is program director at Morning Edition on WYPR radio, an NPR affiliate broadcasting out of Baltimore. Bienstock also hosts WYPR’s Sunday Night Jazz show. Kristin Kehlmann of Gambrills, Vice President of Commercial Banking with First National Bank, is a career banker with experience in commercial lending, retail and commercial sales and strategic planning. Godfrey Lewis of Upper Marlboro is a financial services professional who brings volunteer experience with United Way of America and the PNC Grow Up Great program for kids. Lucy Spiegel, now retired, worked many years in the television business including stints at CBS and CNN and recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Film Festival. Dr. Briana Walton of Gambrills is Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center. For the past six years she has spent two weeks in April assisting medical procedures in Niger and Rwanda as a volunteer for the International Organization for Women and Development Inc.

For more information about The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and upcoming programs, visit its website at or call 410-222-7949.

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