Stephanie Grosskreutz: Executive Director
Stephanie Grosskreutz is the first Executive Director for RCLA, but not new to the Association. Since 2009 Stephanie has been a very active volunteer and board member and was the Chair of the TOWN HALL 2013 season. Prior to coming to RCLA Stephanie was the Managing Director of Visit Sarasota County. During her 11 year tenure, she led all operations for the organization and was the liaison with Sarasota County arts organizations, directing the promotion of Sarasota as a cultural destination.
Since coming to Sarasota in the early 80’s Stephanie has been involved with many organizations from the St. Armands Circle Association, Sarasota TIGER BAY and various Arts and Culture organizations. Stephanie truly embraces – Sarasota, Where Artistic Expression and Inspiration and our mission to support the Ringling College of Art + Design.
Membership & Events Administrator
Originally from Miami Beach, Florida, Michelle moved to Sarasota in 2011 after graduating from Florida International University, where she received her Bachelor’s in English with Magna Cum Laude honors. She focused her degree on creative writing and postmodern American Literature.
Since 2012, Michelle has worked for the Education Foundation of Sarasota County as their Program and Events Director. She was responsible for their Classroom Grants Program, their gala–the Evening of Excellence art competition and auction, the Science Fair, and other initiatives and collaborations with the School Board.
Michelle has a passion for education and the arts, and looks forward to meeting the wonderful members that make the organization so successful for the community and Ringling College.