Media release: The Rome Area Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Rainey Campbell, MPH, MBA, as its new Director.
Campbell attended the University of Georgia where she acquired her Bachelor of Business Administration and the University of Alabama at Birmingham receiving her Master of Public Health and MBA. Recently Campbell has been the Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition, a regional non-profit based in Birmingham, AL, specializing in HIV/AIDS policy, research, and education. Her responsibilities have included fiscal, personnel, and administrative oversight along with extensive grants development and management. Prior to being named Executive Director of SAC, Rainey served as their Grants Administrator and previous to that was a consultant for a health policy consulting firm. Rainey continued working remotely for SAC after moving to Rome two years ago and is excited to realign her professional energy to an organization here in Rome.
“I’m pleased to have Rainey join RACA as its new Director,” said Board President Emily Hjort upon announcing the appointment. “She combines experience in advocacy and education with a strong expertise in non-profit organizational management. Rainey represents a new generation of young leaders and will work to further RACA’s mission to enrich the Greater Rome Community through the unifying and compelling power of the arts.”
“I’m so honored to join such a committed and hard working group of people who care so deeply about the creative culture and heritage of the Greater Rome Community,” said Campbell. “I’m excited to build upon the successes of those who came before me to inspire the next generation of artists and develop a stronger community through the arts. Community foundations, arts organizations, city governments and non-profits have been integral to revitalization efforts we’ve seen happening in other small and mid-sized towns throughout the South. With RACA, I hope to foster these meaningful partnerships and continue leveraging the arts to help shape, strengthen, and revitalize our community.”
Campbell’s appointment followed an intensive search that included a diverse pool of qualified candidates throughout the Rome area. “My thanks go out to our search committee,” Hjort added, “who put in a great amount of time and energy to make our process well-organized and comprehensive.”