Virginia Anne Sharber

Interim Executive Director Virginia Anne Sharber has been involved with Chattanooga arts organizations for a number of years.  She chaired the ArtsBuild (then Allied Arts) board, the Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and the Cultural Cabinet of ArtsBuild, which oversaw the Imagine Chattanooga 2020 cultural planning process.  Appointed by then Mayor Bob Corker, she chaired the Chattanooga Public Art Committee during the 21st Century Waterfront development and currently is again serving as chair of the Public Art Committee. At the request of Mayor Andy Berke, Virginia Anne co-chaired the Chattanooga Forward Arts & Culture task force. 

She also served on the board of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and has chaired the boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Memorial Health Care Foundation, Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute and the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga. Additionally, Sharber has volunteered on the boards of educational institutions, including Baylor School, the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and Bright School, where she served as Board Chair.  She is a member of the Chattanooga Rotary Club and a former partner at Miller & Martin where she practiced commercial real estate law for 25 years.