ArtsATL has added three people to its board of directors, which now numbers 12. They come from the fields of arts education, technology and the law, and join executive director Patti Siegel and executive editor Scott Freeman in leading the nonprofit publication.
“We are delighted that these arts and business leaders are working alongside us as we grow and evolve ArtsATL‘s role in Atlanta’s arts ecosystem,” Siegel says. “Their skills and experience are invaluable in making sure that we continue to build informed and engaged audiences for the many Atlanta artists and arts groups we cover. That coverage is critical to creating a sustainable local arts community that contributes to the economic and cultural health of the city.”
We’re happy to introduce them.
IVAN PULINKALA is the dean of the college of the arts at Kennesaw State University and the founder of its highly regarded dance program. Pulinkala is originally from New Delhi. He has a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama; an M.F.A. in dance from Mills College in Oakland, California; and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Hindu College at Delhi University. The award-winning Pulinkala travels nationally and internationally, choreographing and teaching dance. He has been on the boards of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This is his second stint on the ArtsATL board.
ASHLYN REMILLARD leads social media strategy for the cloud-based software company Salesforce. She has developed marketing teams for such brands as AT&T, Atlanta United FC, Audible, the Coca-Cola Co., Delta Air Lines and NBC Sports, among others. She grew up playing the piano, violin and trumpet. When she’s not obsessing about the latest creative trends, she patronizes the arts with wife Alison and 1-year-old son Nash. Other interests include the Auburn Tigers, OutKast, every Oreo flavor and dogs Weagle and Stella.
BONNIE M. YOUN is a legal recruiting manager with The RMN Agency. She is ethnically Korean but was born in the Philippines. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, and then began practicing immigration law. She is a past president and longtime board member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a former board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia and has been recognized as a community leader locally and nationally. Yuen has degrees from the Boston University School of Law and Brown University. In 2012, Brown named her its outstanding Asian American alumni. She and her husband, Emory University chemistry professor Frank McDonald, have three cats — Pancake, Waffles and Milo (the stinker).