Walton Arts Center announced today that Erin Turner Hogue has been named vice president of development. Hogue brings over 10 years of fundraising and strategic planning experience.

As a key position at Walton Arts Center, the vice president of development is responsible for managing and advancing Walton Arts Center’s comprehensive development strategy to support all Walton Arts Center facilities and programs. Hogue will work closely with Peter B. Lane, President & CEO of Walton Arts Center and the executive team to lead the vision, strategy and goals of the organization, including managing long-term fundraising efforts for all Walton Arts Center facilities and oversee the organization’s Foundation Relations.

“Erin has a passion for our mission as well as an impressive track record designing and executing strategic plans in our development department,” said Lane. “With Erin’s leadership, we are poised to significantly advance Walton Arts Center’s impact on our community and I am excited to welcome her to our executive team.”

 

Hogue is currently the Director of Foundation Relations at Walton Arts Center where she is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to federal, state, foundation and corporate sources. Prior to joining Walton Arts Center, she served as the director of development for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, master’s degree in legislative affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history from the University of Arkansas.

Hogue is married to David Hogue, an attorney in Fayetteville and has a daughter, Mackenzie, and a son, Turner. “I am thrilled for this opportunity to further collaborate with all of the talented staff members at Walton Arts Center. It is truly an honor to work with our community partners and donors whose support allows us to bring great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas.”