LAURA BRUNEY, Executive Director
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As Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Miami for the past 25 years, Laura Bruney has helped strengthen the cultural community through leadership and board development programs, audience development and marketing initiatives, volunteer programs for the arts and networking and community events. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of Council staff, policy and programs. Ms. Bruney works closely with the governing board to develop and implement the Council's strategic plan, interfaces with the cultural community on behalf of the Council, and is the Council's chief spokesperson. Ms. Bruney is responsible for the development and implementation of new programs and services, diversified fund-raising and public relations strategies, and the overall development and coordination of the organization's signature event, the Serving the Arts Luncheon. Under her leadership the Arts & Business Council has expanded by more than 1,000% attracting new volunteers and community leaders. She is enthusiastically creates partnerships between the corporate and cultural communities. To that end, she works closely with the boards and executive staff of over 500 cultural organizations and recruits, trains and manages over 50 executive consultants and 2,500 direct service volunteers from the corporate community.
Ms. Bruney is very active in the community. She was selected to serve on the Private Sector Council for Americans for the Arts. Additional involvement includes: serving on the Executive Committee of the Arts Action Alliance and on the Advisory Board of the Greater Miami Festivals Association and Theatre League of South Florida. She is a graduate of Leadership Miami and the National Arts Strategies Leadership for the Arts. She is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber and is active in the Arts Committee and partners with the Miami Beach Chamber each year to host an Arts Means Business Forum. She was selected by Commissioner Jorge Exposito to serve on the Miami Beach Women's Commission and works with them on pay equity and arts outreach opportunities. Ms. Bruney has also served on numerous grant panels for the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida.
Ms. Bruney has been honored with Who's Who of American Women, International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, Miami Beach Chamber Amethyst Award in Non-Profits, City theatre's Summer Shorts Award for Community Leadership, Miami Arts Exchange Maxie Recognition Award, New theater's Berta de Acha Chourrot Award, Miami Today's Up & Comers Award - Arts & Culture Category, Greater Miami Chamber Special Recognition Award and Who's Who of Women Executives. Ms. Bruney received a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Miami School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Florida.
DENISSE MONGE, Programs & Communications Coordinator
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As the Programs & Communications Coordinator with the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Denisse works closely with the executive director on developing advertising campaigns, new member promotions, planning conferences and workshops, creating and distributing email campaigns and maintaining the online presence of the company.