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Presenter Bio: Susan Adkins

Susan L. Adkins served as Executive Director of Carnegie Hall from July of 2005 to March 2016. During Adkins’ tenure as director, numerous improvements were made to the historic facility and programming, and resources increased including the establishment of an approximate $300,000 operating reserve. Recognition of her accomplishments includes a 2015 WV Governor’s Arts Awards for “Leadership in the Arts”, 2015 WV Magazine “West Virginia Wonder Woman”, and 2013 City Magazine of Roanoke “Woman of the Blue Ridge.” Adkins is a founding member of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association and is the immediate past chair of the organization. In the summer of 2016 she helped establish the Greater Greenbrier County Long Term Recovery Committee following the flood of June 23, 2016 and presently is owner/consultant of Stinson-Lane, LLC. Prior to joining Carnegie Hall, Adkins was a music educator for 29 years. She earned a B.S. from Concord University in 1976 and a M.A. from WVU in 1985. She has been a member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and has served as organist of St. James Episcopal Church for 28 years. Adkins is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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