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Mitch Menchaca

Executive Director, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Menchaca was appointed to his current role in 2018. He has held previous leadership and programmatic positions at the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, Americans for the Arts, Chorus America, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Menchaca is the past chair of The Association of American Cultures, served on the board of directors of DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project), serves on the boards of directors of the League of American Orchestras and Latinos Lead, and is the Governor appointed arts and culture co-chair for the Arizona Mexico Commission. He studied theater at Central Arizona College, earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies and a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Arizona State University, and completed a festival and event management certificate at the University of Minnesota.