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ArtsWestchester CEO to be Awarded by Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) will honor ArtsWestchester’s CEO, Janet T. Langsam, with its 2020 Selina Roberts Ottum Leadership Award.  This award has been presented jointly with National Endowment for the Arts for the past 30 years. It recognizes “an individual working in arts management who has made a meaningful contribution to his or her local community and who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities.” The 2020 Leadership Awards will be celebrated during a national virtual event.


ArtsWestchester’s Director of Public Programs Recognized by Business Council of Westchester

ArtsWestchester’s Deputy Director of Public Programs, Kathleen Reckling, has been recognized among The Business Council of Westchester’s “Rising Stars: 40 Under 40” awardees for 2020. The 40 Westchester individuals represent a diverse mix of professionals from a cross-section of organizations and industries who were chosen based on “professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills.” The winners will be honored on September 2 at a location to be announced.

A version of this article first appeared in the June issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at

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