Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Previously she managed the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony in a career spanning 25 years in orchestra administration. She also served for three years as executive director of Ohio Citizens for the Arts, the nation's oldest statewide arts advocacy organization. Franano has an extensive background in community and professional field involvement, and public policy work. She has served on the boards of the Statewide Arts Advocacy League of America and Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts and as co-chair of Tucson's collective of arts and culture executive directors, the Nature Arts Culture Heritage Organizations. She served on the Center's management panel in 2009.