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Belinda Williamson joins the Pomerene team

| May 23, 2020

Back in February (remember that life?) Pomerene Center for the Arts welcomed independent contractor Belinda Williamson onto the Pomerene team as the events manager. She was tasked with the job of expanding accessibility and community use of the Pomerene facilities. Her first tasks were helping to revamp the website and presenting Pomerene at the bridal expo. Then bam! everything closed down.

Artistic Director and Community Studio Artist Anne Cornell likes to quote Williamson from an early Covid conversation, “We need a little warm and fuzzy.”

“I’m pretty sure that wish for warm and fuzzy led to the creation of the virtual POM Pom Mascot Contest,” Cornell said.

She hopes that the contest helped lift community spirits. Certainly, it helped keep the Pomerene team spirits high as they moved through the more uncertain work and careful study of how to safely and comfortably continue to bring people together around the arts. Their current project focuses on serving individuals who would welcome an art filled alternative to working from home.

Williamson is particularly suited to thinking imaginatively about new ways to move the organization forward. She is a veteran of working remotely, having done this for more than seven years. Five years were spent managing the Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Working virtually has led to short and long-term engagements with clients from all over the country (and world). She’s worked for a manufacturing company based in Mumbai, India, an entertainment entrepreneur from New York City, an event producer in Hawaii, a hip-hop artist from LA and an attorney from Boston. She’s done everything from arranging international travel to finding an emergency dentist in Greece to booking African safaris.

She has planned/coordinated corporate events for the Smithsonian Institute’s Earth Day Summit, national conferences for National Church Residences, and state-wide teachers’ conferences among others.

Williamson was formerly the executive director for the Coshocton Convention & Visitors Bureau, an event coordinator for The Longaberger Company and worked in public relations/events for the Roscoe Village Foundation.

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