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Brief: Friedrichs Named Executive Director of Council for the Arts of Herndon

Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) chose a new executive director, Signe Friedrichs, in November.

Friedrichs is a 16-year resident of the Town of Herndon and has an extensive educational as well as professional background in the arts and non-profit management.

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Signe Friedrichs is a 16-year resident of the Town of Herndon and has an extensive educational as well as professional background in the arts and non-profit management.

She received a B.A. in art history from Wellesley College and an M.A. in early modern European history from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Council for the Arts of Herndon as executive director, Friedrichs served on the board of directors, and as the membership manager for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. She brings a wealth of experience in small business management, relationship management and her passion to bring art, community and business together for the benefit of all.

Friedrichs is a member of the Herndon Towne Square Singers and other local choral groups.

The Council for the Arts of Herndon is a non-profit 501c3 organization and is the official arts agency of the Town of Herndon. CAH is responsible for promoting the arts by producing many popular Herndon events, including Arts Week, the Children’s Hands on Art at the Herndon Festival, and the Technology & the Arts Competition. CAH also provides scholarships for area students interested in pursuing the study of art and gives grants to art groups in Herndon. For information about upcoming events or membership, visit www.herndonarts.org, call the council office at 703-689-9535, or email info@herndonarts.org.