DATE: February 1, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division welcomes Earl Bosworth in his new role as director of Broward County's local arts agency, the Broward Cultural Division. Bosworth returns to the Division after serving a three-year stint as president of ArtServe Inc., Broward's not-for-profit arts service agency; and prior to that, as assistant director for the Cultural Division for almost seven years. “Returning to the Division is a remarkable opportunity for me— I am honored to lead such a phenomenal agency,” says Bosworth. "My last few years with ArtServe gave me insight into the artists and not-for-profit organization's perspective in the community; and that, added to my public administration and corporate experience will serve me well in this new venture. I am very excited to be back."
Bosworth brings the delicate mixture of artistic sensibilities to structured public administration with more than 23 years management experience in the public and private sectors; with the last ten years devoted to arts administration. He is also a professional musician and published songwriter.
During his tenure at ArtServe, Bosworth developed several new strategic partnerships with nonprofits and the corporate world to assist ArtServe in carrying out its important mission for local emerging artists. While at the Cultural Division, he was responsible for policy and budget development, strategic planning and division business operations.
He held other posts with Broward County including regulatory operations manager for Consumer Affairs and interim director for the Animal Care and Regulation Division. Before joining the County in 2000, Bosworth served as Assistant Administrator for the Wynmoor Community Council, Inc. where he was responsible for assisting in the management of a $23 million operating budget and a staff of 180 employees. He also spent four years with the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Bosworth holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He has served on a number of local, state and federal boards over the course of his career, the most recent being the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Advisory Board which he resigned to take up this position at Broward Cultural Division. He also serves as a judge in the Youth Leadership Broward Program. He lives in Coconut Creek with his three children Kara, Brennan and Ally.
For further information contact Jody Horne-Leshinsky, community development director at 954-357-7463.