Veteran public broadcasting exec to lead Nevada Arts Council

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017|1:29 p.m.

CARSON CITY– A longtime public broadcasting executive in Nevada has been called the brand-new boss of the state’s arts council.

Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourist and Cultural Affairs, announced Thursday’s visit of Tony Manfredi as director of the Nevada Arts Council. Created in 1967, the council is a division of her department.

Manfredi spent 11 years with KNPB Channel 5, northern Nevada’s PBS member station. The native Nevadan most just recently served as senior vice president of content and marketing.

Vechhio said he has “incredible management and organizational knowledge” along with a solid background of advocacy and cooperation with artists and arts entities.

Manfredi states arts and culture have played a key role in his quality of in Nevada. He assumes the brand-new post Sept. 11.

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