Courses: AAD 502 - Marketing; AAD 602 - Community Engagement
In the Community: Executive Director, CNY Arts
Stephen Butler is a native of Onondaga County in New York State. He received his BA in Theatre from Oswego State University and relocated to New York City. During his years in NYC Stephen worked in leadership positions for the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York, the Alliance of New York State Arts Councils and at several producing organizations including Manhattan Theatre Club, the Hudson Guild Theater, and eventually as the Executive Director of Creative Alternatives of New York, a drama-therapy organization serving the greater NYC metropolitan region. He was also an Actors Equity Association stage manager. Stephen is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient in Strategic Planning (Advancement). He returned to Syracuse and obtained a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He currently is the Executive Director of CNY Arts which serves six counties through state funded re-grant programs and technical assistance among other services. Stephen has served on many grants making panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Westchester and the Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences in Syracuse. Stephen serves on the SUNY Advisory Board for Communications, Media, and the Arts, the Onondaga Human Rights Commission, and as the board co-president of Arts NYS, and is the board president emeritus of the Association of Teaching Artists. He is also guest lecturer who has presented at many schools, including the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Enhancement Conference at the Maxwell School, SU Drama Department, and at SUNY Oswego’s graduate program in Marketing.
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