LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ellen “Nan” Plummer has announced her resignation as LexArts president and CEO, effective Jan. 31, 2020.
She has accepted the position of executive director of The Treeline Conservancy, a new nonprofit dedicated to creating and maintaining an urban trail along the historic alignment of Allen Creek in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Plummer began her work at LexArts, the united arts fund and arts council for Central Kentucky, in November 2014. During her tenure the organization has grown the number of arts organizations supported by the annual Fund for the Arts campaign, increased its technical services to arts nonprofits in the region, and expanded its participation in public art throughout Lexington.
“I have loved my work in Lexington and am fortunate to have worked with such a talented team of arts professionals and dedicated board of directors,” Plummer said. “While I am excited to be moving closer to family and taking on a new challenge, I will miss Lexington and especially the wonderful people with whom I’ve had the privilege to work.”
LexArts board chair John Cioci said, “Nan Plummer has taken us to a new and exciting level and the board is grateful for her leadership. Nan has been successful in further invigorating our arts community in ways that will continue to enhance our quality of life and make Lexington an even more attractive destination.”
Cioci said that the board will begin meeting in early January to plan the recruitment of a new CEO.