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Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Carter Van Pelt has been selected for the position of Development Director. Van Pelt began his work with the Lied Center on September 8.

“Carter brings many years of experience and a deep passion for the arts to the Lied Center,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center. “We are absolutely thrilled to have him back in Lincoln after many years of working for some of New York’s most prestigious and renowned arts organizations.”

Carter is returning to his hometown of Lincoln after 11 years in New York City. In New York, he earned a master’s degree in arts administration from Columbia University and worked in fundraising at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Big Apple Circus, and Lehman College (CUNY). Carter has a longstanding passion for Jamaican music and has hosted a popular radio program on Columbia’s WKCR-FM for the past seven years.

“I am delighted to be back in Nebraska and I am proud to work in a community that is so devoted to supporting the arts,” Van Pelt said. “I remember fondly the excitement among my Nebraska family and friends when the Lied Center was built 25 years ago and attending many of the performances during the Lied Center’s inaugural season. I am truly honored to work for this world-class organization, particularly in this historic anniversary season.”