(Boston, MA) Cathy Edwards, executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), is pleased to announce that Dan “Annie” Yang-Perez has joined the organization as the new Executive Affairs & Special Projects Officer.

Prior to NEFA, Annie served in multiple roles at the Boston Center for the Arts, including Development Assistant and, for the past five years, as Executive Assistant. In this role, she served as the Board liaison, assisted multiple CEO’s and interim directors, co-managed a database transition, and developed an internship program. Earlier roles as an administrative assistant at Kyu Sung Woo Architects in Cambridge and a freelance writer in both English and Chinese for Sampan Newspaper in Boston honed her administrative and writing skills.

A student/performer of traditional Chinese dance, Annie was raised in Shanghai, China, and currently resides in Cambridge, MA. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

“Annie’s experience and skill set, including her knowledge of non-profit cultural organizations and governance, as well as her personal qualities of warmth and enthusiasm, make her a great fit for NEFA and the position,” said NEFA executive director Cathy Edwards.

About NEFA
The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.  NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at www.nefa.org.

Contact: Ann Wicks, 617-951-0010 x534

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