From the Executive Director

Dear CultureSource Members,

OmariRush1I am pleased to announce the appointment of Omari Rush as President & CEO of CultureSource, effective September 25, 2017. Omari joins CultureSource from the Ann Arbor Art Center, where he serves as vice president of strategic initiatives. Other leadership positions at the Art Center have included director of external relations and curator of public programs. Omari was also the Education Manager at UMS for nearly a decade under the auspices of president emeritus and former CultureSource board member Ken Fischer.

“Since meeting Omari 14 years ago, no single individual I've met has demonstrated greater curiosity about the world, engaged with more leaders from diverse fields, designed more inventive educational and cultural experiences for people of all ages, or shown greater commitment to serving his many communities,” notes Fischer.

Omari has spent his entire career in the arts and culture sector, serving as vice chair for the governor-appointed Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs since 2013, on the board of directors for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, as well as Arts Midwest. In addition, he is on an advisory committee for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals in Washington D.C. Omari is also a graduate of the number one music school in the country—the University of Michigan.

Omari will be a great addition to the CultureSource team, providing strong leadership at this critical time for our sector in Southeast Michigan. Please join the CultureSource board of directors in welcoming Omari to CultureSource.


Rich Homberg
Chairman of the Board, CultureSource
President & CEO, Detroit Public Television