Cindy McSurely, Development Director, joined the Arts Center staff in 2005 and was promoted to her current position in 2008. She is passionate about youth issues and has been involved in many of her children's activities, including travel soccer teams, band, and scouts. She is graduate of Leadership Little Traverse, and a mentor for the program; is active in the local Kiwanis Club on the Board of Directors, and is a supporter of Camp Daggett where she served on the Adventure Center's Steering Committee. She plays a small role in the family business, too, Wineguys Restaurant Group, where she was one of the driving forces behind Petoskey Restaurant Week.
She serves on a grant review panel for Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs; holds a certificate in Fund Raising Management through the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University; and a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University, where she was Captain of the Diving Squad.