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PROFILE: Anita Scism is the president and CEO of the Endeavor Foundation in Springdale, Arkansas. She has been in this position since October 2008. Previously she worked as the president and CEO of the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. She was with the arts center for over 16 years.
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Anita Scism is President and CEO of Endeavor Foundation. Scism works closely with Endeavor's Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management, leadership, and strategic direction of Endeavor.
Anita has worked in the banking, legal, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. In 2008, she was appointed President and CEO of Endeavor Foundation. She was previously President/CEO of Walton Arts Center, Arkansas' largest and busiest center for the performing arts. During her seventeen-year tenure with the arts center, she represented the nation before the National Council for the Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. She was one of six arts presenter delegates from the United States to USA-China Cultural Exchange in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She served two terms as a Director on the national Board of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in Washington, DC, serving as Treasurer of the organization.
Anita was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas. She is a member of the Council on Foundations. She has two sons, Emery and Ben, and two grandsons. Scism lives in Fayetteville, AR.
You can learn more about her perspective in this Arkansas Business article.