Jan Miller-Executive Director


CAC Executive Director

Jan Miller hired as executive director at Columbus Arts Council


The Columbus Arts Council announced Jan Miller of Columbus as the new executive director for the organization.

Miller has worked in the non-profit world for nearly three decades, serving in leadership positions with Main Street Columbus, the Tenn-Tom Chapter of the American Red Cross and United Way of Lowndes County.

Most recently Miller worked in leadership roles with Mississippi Main Street Association, providing support and training for more than 50 communities across the state.

As executive director at Main Street Columbus, Miller helped develop Market Street Festival over the years. Market Street Festival is consistently recognized as one of the top events in the Southeast. She also managed the $1.7 million phase one development of the Columbus Riverwalk project.

Miller was recognized as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2015.

“I am so glad to be back home working in the community I love,” Miller said. “I have always been passionate about the arts so this is the perfect opportunity to be in the place I love most, working with an organization with an established track record.”

Miller will start August 1 and will oversee all CAC operations, working with staff in planning programing, grant writing, community outreach and achieving the organization’s mission of arts for all.

She was selected from a pool of applicants after a nationwide search.

“I am excited to have Jan Miller become our next Executive Director for the Columbus Arts Council. Her 29-plus years of non-profit leadership experience will greatly enhance and impact our art community. I look forward to working with Jan  in this endeavor,” said board president Mike Arzamendi.