Individual Artists of Oklahoma Names Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of Individual Artists of Oklahoma is pleased to announce that Carie Antosek Benton has been named Executive Director.

The Board of Directors of Individual Artists of Oklahoma is pleased to announce that Carie Antosek Benton has been named Executive Director. Ms. Benton will lead the organization in its efforts to sustain and encourage emerging and established artists in the state of Oklahoma. Benton is a seasoned executive who has provided leadership for a number of organizations, and advocacy for nonprofit organizations, for more than fifteen years.

Board President Julie Oseland said, "The Board of Directors is thrilled to have Carie as our new Executive Director. Her background in business development, marketing and public relations will make her an effective leader for IAO. She is a passionate advocate for the arts and artists in Oklahoma, who will inspire the individuals and organizations with whom we partner."

Before joining IAO, Benton served as the Executive Director of the State Association for Veteran Empowerment (SAVE OK Vets). In addition, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of a nationwide real estate marketing firm for nearly a decade. Benton adds, “I am extremely excited about joining Individual Artists of Oklahoma. I look forward to adding to, and improving our programing, as well as creating additional member benefits to support and expose the work of emerging artists in Oklahoma”.

Benton received her undergraduate degree from Hodges University and completed her graduate degree at University of Oklahoma. She is a board member of the Family Builders in Oklahoma City and an active Junior League member. Benton received the Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40 Award this year for her work with SAVE OK Vets.

About Individual Artists of Oklahoma
Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO Gallery) is one of Oklahoma's premiere nonprofit arts organizations. IAO strives to develop an appreciation of contemporary art by providing support for artists in all media and is an important venue for artistic expression in our community. Visit http://www.iaogallery.org for more info.

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