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Huntington woman named director of the Arts Section at Division of Culture and History


Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History today announced that he has named Jacqueline A. Proctor of Huntington as director of the agency’s Arts Section, effective Sept. 25.

Proctor will be responsible for administering the Division’s arts programs, which include arts administration services, as well as State and Federal grants for West Virginia’s arts organizations, individual artists and craftspeople, schools and communities.

Proctor previously served as the general manager of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. Before that, she worked as a communications consultant and trainer in New York and as the director of operations and new media for Disney/ABC-TV Inc. She also taught communications at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, N.J.

“I’m very pleased to have someone with Jacqueline’s arts administration experience and management background to join our agency,” said Reid-Smith. “Her talents will be a most welcome addition to our team and to the arts community in our state.”

Proctor has a degree in television, film and radio from the University of Maryland, and has taken continuing education courses through both the Simmons School of Management in Boston and New York University.

For more information, please contact Ginny Painter, deputy commissioner, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 120.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Deputy Commissioner/Communications Manager
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV  25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779