Kathy Mouacheupao (she/her/hers) joined the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) team as Executive Director in June 2018. She is passionate about the intersection of art, culture and community and has dedicated her personal and professional life to the field. Prior to MRAC, Kathy served as Program Officer for Creative Placemaking with the Twin Cities Local Initiatives Corporation (TC LISC) where she worked with non-arts organizations to strategize around arts and culture for community economic development. In her earlier career, she was the Executive Director for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT).
She was a 2016 Roy Wilkins Fellow and a 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow. Currently, she is Vice Chair for the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of MN and serves as a member of MN Citizens for the Arts Board, the Grantmakers in the Arts Board and the Building More Philanthropy with Purpose Giving Circle.