TALENT: A leader's leader, dreamer, connector, very paractical, paragmatic, highly organized, advocate for all things Nashville, passionate, connector, communication
Rebecca Berrios is the Community Engagement Manager for the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. With over 16 years of experience as an arts administrator, she has specialized in event-planning, marketing, community relations and program management in the non-profit, higher education and government sectors. Berrios leads various initiatives to expand and support the arts in Nashville including Artober Nashville, the annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture during the month of October. She recently launched THRIVE, a new neighborhood focused funding program designed to encourage artistic development and engage community participation in the arts. In 2014, she was a member of the inaugural Americans for the Arts “Arts Leadership Class,” judged the Southern Word College Slam Finals Competition, served on the Legacy Committee for the Women’s NCAA Final Four, co-led local host efforts for the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and was a presenter at the first ArtCampNashville. She also serves on the program committee for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.
In her spare time, Berrios savors the natural beauty and distinct cultural personality that Nashville has to offer through hiking, experiencing our culinary scene, visiting art galleries and museums, and attending live music shows and theatrical performances. She has hula-hooped three half-marathons with Hooping for Hope ™, where she also served as a lead trainer. She is an Advanced Open Water scuba diver with more than a decade of experience and over 125 dives logged. Berrios lives in the Gulch with her husband and 18 year old cat.