Bennett Rich has been involved with arts administration since directing and producing a children’s theatre during the summers while an undergraduate in college. Her career includes work with Circle Repertory Company in Manhattan, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival in Madison, New Jersey, and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. Locally she has worked with Opera Carolina, and more recently, the Mint Museum. She holds a BA from the University of Richmond, and a Masters in Performing Arts Administration from New York University. She and her husband Steve are the proud parents of two wonderful children, both currently attending college.