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Peter Dolese – Arts Council Oklahoma
Peter Dolese, the Dean A. McGee 2019 Stanley Draper Award honoree, has a vision to connect people downtown with the arts on a daily basis. In 2011, he launched “Art Moves” to showcase artists in downtown venues each weekday during lunch for 50 weeks of each year. As executive director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City since 2008, he has seen this role as an opportunity to help revitalize downtown through art. Dolese has been involved with the popular Festival of the Arts from its beginning in 1967 and has helped grow the annual event to an average of 750,000 attendees. Dolese has served as a board member and president of the deadCENTER Film Festival and is very involved in supporting other downtown arts organizations, such as IAO and the Oklahoma City Ballet.
As FSB Civic Market Principal, John Semtner bridges between the complex design work and FSB clients from this sector. Active FSB civic projects total over $300 million in construction. Some past and current projects include the interior renovation of the Oklahoma State Capitol, Bennett Event Center, MAPS Senior Center #2, and the office relocation for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.
John Semtner is a sixth-generation Oklahoman who is active in the greater Oklahoma City community. He currently serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, the Santa Fe Family Life Center, and the Arts Council Oklahoma City. In addition, he is an active member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, and the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Semtner is past president of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of ASHRAE, a professional organization representing building system design and industrial process professionals. Semtner is a graduate of the Leadership Oklahoma City LOYAL program.