Universitywide development and communications staff
School of the Arts
Louie A. Correa
Associate Director of Development
Phone: (804) 828-6081
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Correa joined the development team in March of 2015. He has 14 years of experience in development and nonprofit management. Prior to joining VCU, he served as chief executive officer of Project 375 (formerly The Brandon Marshall Foundation) based in Chicago. He also served as an associate consultant for Campbell & Co., a fundraising consulting firm based in Chicago, where he worked with many arts and higher education clients throughout the U.S. Prior to his time in Chicago, Louie spent nearly a decade in Indianapolis in development roles with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The TKE Foundation. He has authored articles in Advancing Philanthropy and chapters in Giving USA. He has a master's degree from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University (2010) and bachelor's degrees in rhetoric and English from the University of Illinois (2002).
Jessica Lee Sorensen
Lead Annual Giving Officer
Phone: (804) 828-3592
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Sorensen has served as development coordinator for VCUarts since January of 2013. After receiving her B.S. in sociology from James Madison University in 2010, she interned for the summer with the VCU donor relations team. Following her experience at the VCU Foundation, she became the administrative assistant to the dean of external affairs at the VCU School of Business from August 2010-January 2013. She is a native of Richmond.
Director of Events and Sponsorships
Phone: (804) 828-9182
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Kerr joined the VCU arts development team in August 2012, where she serves as director of events and sponsorships. She previously worked for VCU's Office of the President as manager of the Scott House. She earned her M.F.A. in ceramics from James Madison University.
Linda S. Johnston
Phone: (804) 827-4541
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Johnston is proud to have been a part of the VCU Department of Music since 1988. She is an alumna of VCU Music with a bachelor of music education degree. She also serves as music director/organist at Pine Street Baptist Church, where she has served since 1972. Johnston serves the Department of Music as the fiscal administrator as well as human resources liaison. One of her many responsibilities in the department is to maintain relationships with VCU Music alumni and donors.
Director of Communications
Phone: (804) 828-6819
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Silitch leads the communications strategy at VCUarts. She has 14 years of communications and management experience in an academic setting, with expertise in strategic planning, external affairs, print and web communications. Prior to joining VCU, she worked at Williams College, where she was the college's creative director. She also served as the communications and external affairs director at the Williams College Museum of Art. She has a graduate certificate in business administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (2013), an M.F.A. in painting from SUNY Stony Brook (2001) and a B.A. from Mary Washington College (1995), where she double majored in sociology (concentration anthropology) and fine art. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.
Kimberly N. Catley
Associate Director of Print and Digital Content
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