Veronica Kessenich, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for over fifteen years, and became Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. As Executive Director, she implemented Atlanta Contemporary’s shift to free admission. In recognition of her valuable contributions to the arts, Kessenich was named one of Atlanta’s Women of Power in the fall issue of The Atlantan (2015) and received the CCA Community Impact Award from Emory University. She serves on the board of MINT (Atlanta) as well as volunteers her time at the Women’s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital. Kessenich also teaches Art History and Contemporary Art & Theory at Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA). She graduated with an M.Phil in Art History from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and received her BA in Art History (Minor: English and Art) from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.