Felicia Shaw

Felicia is the Executive Director of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Commision. A seasoned professional in the field of nonprofit arts management, Felicia’s career has spanned more than 30 years and has included an executive leadership position with the Regional Arts Commission of St Louis, and director positions with the San Diego Foundation and City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Throughout her career, Felicia has led a number of wide-ranging change initiatives with a focus on regional cultural planning, cultural tourism, arts education, diversity, equity and inclusion, and support to individual artists. A life-long advocate for the arts, Felicia currently serves on the boards of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates and is a member of Americans for the Arts. Prior to these commitments, she served on the boards of Grantmakers for the Arts, CERF+(The Artists Safety Net), and as Chair of the United States United Arts Federation, a national advisory committee of Americans for the Arts. She is currently an active member of Women Give San Diego, the Democratic Woman's Club of San Diego and the Southeastern San Diego Rotary Club. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Communications, Felicia completed additional undergraduate study at UC San Diego with a focus on art history, theory and criticism and is a graduate of the Museums Studies Program at Palomar College. She is also an alum of LEAD San Diego (2002) and the James P Shannon Leadership Institute (2015).