Macon Arts Alliance names Coleman as new director

Macon resident Jim Coleman has been named the new executive director of the Macon Arts Alliance, effective May 1.

Coleman, who is retired from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, brings decades of experience in professional and volunteer activities with several nonprofit arts and civic organizations in Macon, according to a news release from the alliance.

“After 22 years in the financial services industry, I’m excited about the opportunity to combine my passion and interests for the arts with my business experience to help take this organization, and our community as a whole, to a level of appreciation and support of the arts that all great cities enjoy,” Coleman said in the release.

A 1987 graduate of Leadership Macon, Coleman served on the board of the Hay House for 12 years and chairs the Property Committee of the Historic Macon Foundation. He was the founding president of Nutcracker of Middle Georgia and he has performed or directed with several local arts groups.