Toni L. Freeman (Photo by Chuck Eaton)

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has named Toni L. Freeman its Executive Vice President, Community Engagement, according to a news release today.

Freeman will lead ASC’s strategic change initiatives, including advocacy, public sector investments, donor stewardship, and branding.

“Toni’s ideas, approach, and leadership style are a perfect fit for ASC,”  Robert Bush, ASC president, said in the news release. “She is well-respected in the community and has created long-standing relationships with thought leaders, elected officials, companies, foundations and others.  She understands the role arts and culture has in building social capital and tackling community issues and priorities.”

Freeman currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Mint Museum.  She has more than 20 years of executive management experience.

“Toni has been a tremendous asset to the Mint Museum,” Weston M. Andress, chairman of The Mint Museum’s Board of Trustees, said in the news release. “I know she will continue to share her passion, knowledge and dedication for a thriving arts and cultural community through her new role with ASC.  I’m glad she will continue to serve Charlotte’s cultural sector.”

Freeman will join the ASC in July. For more information about ASC, visit

About Toni L. Freeman

• Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Milwaukee, WI.

• Freeman earned a B.A. from National-Louis University and an M.A. from Michigan State University.

• She has served as director of project research and evaluation at The Duke Endowment, director of donor and business relations at MeckEd, founding board member and past chair of the Women’s Impact Fund, past president of the Junior League of Charlotte and Association of Junior Leagues International to senior vice president for finance, administration and membership at the Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau and corporate associate vice president at SunHealth (now Premier).