Nominating Committee Chair, Committee for Governor’s Arts Awards
Term: 2012-2017, Congressional District 5
Stephanie Barger Conner was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2012 and was elected Vice-Chair in June 2014 for FY 2014-2015. She previously served on the Commission from FY 2002-2007, which included service as Chair for FY05-06 and FY06-07. During FY14, Conner was chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and most recently served as Chair for FY15-16.
Prior to her work with the Commission, she served as executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. She has also served as Assistant to the Governor for Policy, and Assistant to the Governor for Boards and Commissions.
Stephanie has been Board President of Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) and served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of South Arts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of TFTA, as well as the Board of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She was recently elected to join the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Board of Directors.
She received her bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University. Stephanie is married to Forrest Conner and they have three children.