Mayor Briley announced the newest addition to his Economic and Community Development team, Jacki Artis on May 3. Artis, who began her new role on Monday, is the manager of the Music City Music Council (MC2) and of special projects.
“Jacki is the perfect person to lead the Music City Music Council,” said Mayor Briley. “Through her prior work, she recognizes the importance of the ever-booming Nashville music industry and what it means to our city, as well as knowing how to leverage partnerships in the community to maximize MC2’s impact. I’m glad she has joined our team, and I look forward to seeing her succeed.”
Most recently, Artis created and served in the role of Southeast Foundation Representative for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a sports and entertainment agency. In this position, she split her work schedule between community involvement and supporting clients on the agency’s roster. She advised CAA talent on how to best build a philanthropic brand that aligned with their career goals and was the singular nonprofit delegate for the agency’s Southeast market.
“Having a robust and diverse music industry is crucial to the overall economic health of Nashville,” said Artis. “I understand what an exciting time it is for the city’s growth, and I’m eager to give back to the place that has become my home. I’m honored to join Mayor Briley’s staff and can’t wait to get started.”
Her past experience also includes time spent in the touring department at CAA, working at premier music venues in Athens, Ga. and serving as volunteer supervisor at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
A Georgia native, Artis moved to Nashville after receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
She currently acts as a partner to both Communities in Schools of Tennessee and PENCIL, and is a volunteer at a MNPS Reading Clinic.