Kelli Strickland is an arts leader, educator and actor with a solid track record in partnership building across sectors, arts advocacy, community engagement programming, arts education and organizational leadership. She currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. She is a member of the international cohort of the CEO program at National Arts Strategies, as well as an ICF certified leadership coach in the National Arts Strategies’ coaching cohort, providing coaching to emerging and transitioning leaders that are at the vanguard of social change. In 2013, she completed the Executive Fellowship for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Some of Kelli’s stage credits include: House of Blue Leaves (Jeff Nomination, Best Supporting Actress), Good Boys and True, The Cherry Orchard and her one-woman show We’ve Got a Badge for That which premiered at Lifeline’s Filet of Solo and went on to be performed at universities and festivals across the country. Film credits include Hannah Free with Sharon Gless, appearing in over 50 film festivals internationally. Kelli is the Artistic and Executive Director of The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green Bay Wisconsin and looks forward to returning to the stage in Botanic Garden by Todd Logan in January, 2023 as part of the Weidner Downtown Series.