He has plenty of experience in public policy, he's a devoted fan of the arts, and now has a new role, one he always seemed destined for.

Rural Arkansas native and Emory grad Doug Shipman was recently named President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center.

Ahead of the Woodruff's 50th anniversary celebration, Shipman wants to grow its diverse audience from all over the area and expand their reach to become a statewide resource.

Watch his Executive Profile sit-down with David Rubinger in full above.

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