Ann joined Featherstone in 2007 and was named the Executive Director in September 2010. Ann is also the Chair of the Arts Martha's Vineyard Steering Committee, the Island's arts and culture collaborative organization. Since October 2010, Ann serves as the leader, planner and collaborator for year round arts programming and cultural events creative economy marketing campaigns. In May 2015, Ann received the Massachusetts Tourism Award. The award is given to those who exemplify the best in tourism and hospitality throughout Massachusetts. The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard honored Ann and her mother, Francine Kelly, with the Creative Living Award celebrating those who embody the spirit and love for Martha's Vineyard. Ann also serves on the boards of the Oak Bluffs Association, New England Foundation for the Arts, and MV Non Profit Collaborative. Ann is a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in Economics and in History of Art.
Director of Development
Posie was hired as Director of Development in 2015, a newly created position to help launch a capital campaign for Featherstone and the addition of two new buildings. Initially, she was focused on fundraising and grant writing. In the time since, her role has shifted to primarily programming and communications. Posie brings experience in non profit marketing and development from other Island organizations: the Martha's Vineyard Museum and the Vineyard Nursing Association, and a background in strategic planning from corporate work in NYC at Siemens Corporation. Posie grew up on Martha's Vineyard and is a graduate of MVRHS and the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics.