Director of Advocacy & Public Policy
Ann Marie Miller leads ArtPride’s advocacy and governmental affairs efforts and serves as chief connector of the arts to other public and private sectors. As a member of the senior management team, her goal is for the general public to gain a greater understanding of how art is comprehensively integrated into all aspects of our daily lives. Ann Marie graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a B.S. in arts education, and taught visual art in both public and private settings. The transition to arts administration happened with jobs at county and state arts agencies, completing the trifecta with a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts. A transition to the nonprofit arts sector occurred as Development Director at McCarter Theatre Center. She has seen the arts from all sides now having served as Executive Director of ArtPride from 1996-2014, before assuming her current position.
Ann Marie is a fiber artist, maker, and baker who is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, and chairs her local arts commission because she just can’t get enough art in her life.