Building Diverse Audiences Advisory Committee (BDAAC)
In 1996, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) and its Education and Community Relations Department formed the Building Diverse Audiences Advisory Committee (BDAAC) to produce a strategic plan to attract a more diverse audience to its venues.
BDAAC is a committed group of citizens illustrating diversity from within the community that acts as an advisor to and ambassador for the Cincinnati Arts Association. BDAAC's purpose is to assist CAA in addressing the programming, service and cultural needs of Greater Cincinnati's diverse communities. In addition, members get the opportunity to collaborate with CAA and other community organizations on projects.
BDAAC often helps plan and participate in CAA events, volunteer at community arts festivals, and play a role in the success of diverse programs through grassroots marketing. As an advisory committee, BDAAC provides input, reminders, resources, and feedback to the Cincinnati Arts Association.
- J. Stephen Dobbins, Chair – Brown Mackie College Education System; CAA Board of Trustees
- Cliff Adams – Adams Enterprises LLC
- Michael Beck – Midwest Latino LLC
- Marvel Gentry Davis – Product Specialist BMC Software
- Karen Jenkins-Smith – Northern Kentucky University
- Robert Lomax – The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department
- Sunny Lu – UC College of Medicine
- Ketki Mody – President Excel Tours & Travels
- Darlene Penn – Community Volunteer
- Evelyn Sears – Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services
- LaVerne Thomas – Duke Energy
Cincinnati Arts Association Staff:
- Van Ackerman – Director of Marketing & Public Relations
- Brenda Carter – Director of Human Resources
- Steve Finn – Director of Education & Community Relations
- Steve Loftin – President & Executive Director