By Brian Brooks | Indiewire August 18, 2010 at 10:10AM
Jennifer Arceneaux has been named to the newly created position of Director, External Relations at the Sundance Institute. Arceneaux will oversee the Institute's fundraising, marketing and communications efforts, supervising a staff of 25. Based in Los Angeles, she will begin September 17, reporting directly to Executive Director Keri Putnam and working closely with the Institute's leadership and Board of Trustees.
Arceneaux comes to Sundance after serving as Director of Development for Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Sundance Institute sites her "extensive experience in major annual fundraising and capital campaigns, board development and cultivation, strategic planning, program evaluation, and special event production" among her list of qualifications.
In her new role, Arceneaux will direct the strategic alignment and short- and long-term planning of the nonprofit Sundance Institute's contributed revenue sources, including areas of foundation giving and government support, corporate development, and individual giving. She will work closely with the organization's heads to, according to the Institute, "craft a long-term strategy to augment permanently endowed funds, and will oversee the production of special events for donors, alumni and other key constituents. Arceneaux will also direct the Institute's messaging efforts and strategic media partnerships."
"Jennifer has broad experience and demonstrated excellence in development, cultivation and outreach," commented Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam in a statement. "The Board and I were impressed with her professional track record, managerial skills and commitment to global arts advocacy, and we look forward to having her play a key role in advancing the impact of Sundance Institute's programs across myriad audiences."