The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's board of directors announced the appointment of Brian Fuss, Ph.D., as the new executive director. He began on April 4.
Fuss has an extensive history in the nonprofit sector. He was executive director of an NYC-based low-wage worker organization, an advocate for affordable housing, a researcher focusing on social determinants of health, and, most recently, a development coordinator at The Foundry in Buffalo.
The NACC said, “He brings a wealth of knowledge about fund development, leadership, strategic planning, program creation and community relations. Brian is currently living in Buffalo with his husband, an English professor, and poet, but they are searching for the perfect apartment in Niagara Falls.”
Fuss said, "I'm excited to serve as NACC's executive director and to be a part of the Niagara Falls community. NACC's rich history and preservation of art and culture drew me to the organization, and I look forward to continuing (and expanding) our positive impact on the community. My two immediate priorities are to preserve the magnificent NFHS structure and meet with all of the friends of the NACC."
The board of directors and the NACC staff will welcome Fuss at a meet-and-greet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The community can meet him at one of the NACC's upcoming events.