Odinak has served in that capacity since 2008, when the alliance was founded, and has succeeded in developing it into a cultural resource.
Her tenure will end in six months, after which she plans to pursue her personal creative endeavors and continue her career in arts and cultural management as an independent consultant. She will continue to lead the organization and maintain its services while the board undertakes a search.
"I have been privileged to work with a terrific staff, board of directors and alliance members who have all helped build an organization that I am extremely proud of today," she said. "The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has a great reputation for serving the arts and culture sector and bringing cultural leadership to the region and the state. I am confident it will remain a strong and growing presence into the future."
Elisabeth Morten, president of the board, said, "The board of directors joins me in thanking Ryan for her dedication and all she has done to build the cultural alliance. She is widely respected as a leader who goes the extra mile to serve the arts and cultural sector. We are grateful for the time she spent developing the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and are sad to see her go, but look forward to bringing new leadership that will continue to grow the organization."
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit organization serving arts and cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing unified marketing -- FCBuzz.org, professional development and advocacy.
For information, visit www.culturalalliancefc.org.