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Free Arts Announces Promotions
By Lindsay Hansen - Monday Aug 21, 2023
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is pleased to announce Catherine Brennan and Justin Stewart have been promoted.

“Both Catherine and Justin have been valuable members of our team,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. “They are passionate about our mission and committed to serving foster care, abused and neglected children. They each bring a unique skillset to the table and have fostered new relationships and ideas to help us grow.”

Catherine Brennan joined the nonprofit in 2018 as Finance Manager. She has been promoted to Director of Operations. In this role, she will oversee Facilities, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology.

Prior to joining Free Arts, Catherine worked in the corporate finance and operations sectors for over 10 years. Throughout this time, Catherine has held positions in financial services and non-profit organizations, as well as starting her own business.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University. Catherine is passionate about turning ideas into actions through connecting with Free Arts staff and external partners. Catherine previously served on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee at Temple Emanuel of Tempe and volunteered as a tax preparer with the City of Phoenix VITA program.

Justin joined Free Arts in 2019 as Marketing Manager. He has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Development and his new responsibilities include overseeing the strategic direction and successful implementation of the development and marketing plan, inspiring the development and marketing team to success in fundraising and marketing activities, and working directly on behalf of the Vice President of Philanthropy and the Executive Director in meeting established marketing, fundraising, and budget goals. Justin’s previous experience includes 15 years of marketing and public relations for non-profit, commercial, and art sectors. He has been deeply involved in promoting and cultivating local art and opportunities for local artists through various events, performances, and connections to related organizations.

Justin graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in Arts Management. He is passionate about the power of art as a resilience building tool. Justin currently sits on the Tempe Arts and Culture Commission, where he was previously chair and serves as a member of the Tempe History Museum Programs committee.

About Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Founded in 1993, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a non-profit organization which transforms children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. Free Arts programs include creative elements that promote safety, self-expression and a sense of belonging. Free Arts programs are delivered by 900 volunteer mentors and artists who serve more than 8,000 children annually through partnerships with 43 social service child welfare agencies at 100+ sites across Maricopa County. For more information on Free Arts, visit http://www.FreeArtsAZ.org