Aberdeen Area Arts Council Names New Executive Director

Aberdeen Area Arts Council Names New Executive Director

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Steve Thithavong, Executive Director. Photo by Troy McQuillen.

On October 18 last year, Steve Thithavong became the new Executive Director of the Aberdeen Area Arts Council (AAAC). He had previously served on the AAAC’s Board in 2021. 

“When I saw the Art Council’s posting for this position, I had my reservations on applying,” Steve shared. “However, I’ve done art my whole life. It’s what I love, it’s what I do, and it has always been a part of me. I knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity.” 

In addition to serving on the board, Steve’s prior work experience with social services, a corporate paralegal, and banking institutions have given him valuable insight on how to help grow and enrich current programs of the AAAC. 

“The former Executive Director, Stacy Braun, and the Art Council’s Board have been of great assistance to me as I am learning and adapting to this new role,” Steve expressed. “I see a lot of potential in the local art scene of the Aberdeen region, and have many ideas and experiences that I am excited to share with the community.” //—Annie Scott