The Bossier Arts Council is a community organization that is focused on teamwork. We are made up of a small but dedicated staff, a diverse Board of Directors and a revolving group of interns!
Robin Jones, Executive Director
Robin Jones moved to the Shreveport/Bossier area in 2004 with her husband & two children. She currently serves as Chair of the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, and serves as Vice-President of the Shreveport Bossier Attractions Association.
Robin received the 2016 YPI’s Forty Under Forty award and the 2108 PRIDE Award for Brand Awareness from the Convention and Tourist Bureau and was named Honorary Louisiana Ambassador by Lt, Governor, Billy Nungessor. Most recently, Robin graduated from the United Way Distinguished Leader Program.
In her time at BAC, Robin has more than doubled funding and programming for our youth. With over fifteen years of experience in both education and the arts and armed with a passion for her community, she has helped cultivate worthwhile activities for students of all ages.
Through the Budding Artist Association (BAC’s Jr. Arts Council) she has provided leadership training to over 250 High School students. In addition, four years ago she created and launched Project Art Supplies which collects funds and art supplies to distribute to Bossier/Caddo Parish Schools.
Michael Byrnes, Community Development Coordinator
Michael Byrnes is a recent graduate from LSUS, and has had a passion for art his whole life. He garnered numerous awards over the years. Most recently, he secured 5 American Advertising Federation awards “ADDY’s” due to the superb instruction from the professors at LSUS. Michael is a proud military veteran of the USAF where he served 24 years of active duty as a decorated medic with valor. During his world travels in the military he was also allotted the experience of visiting some of the most prestigious museums and working with some of most outstanding people in the world that supported his love for the arts.
Education is a roadmap to success as he has acquired an Associates of Art and Design from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Associates of Science from Southwestern Illinois University, Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) , Military Science Degree from (CCAF), Bachelors in Liberal Arts (Psychology), Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) and is Currently working on his masters degree in Marketing from LSUS.
Michael was born and raised in Shreveport/Bossier Louisiana, where he currently resides in Bossier City with his “Super” family. He has 4 Superkids, Mikaela, Matthew, Mason, and Meagan, and is married to his high school sweetheart, Amy. When he’s not at work he’s off saving the world as Superman……Come see, you’ll understand what we mean.
Kimberly McKinney, Admin Assistant
Kimberly got her start at the BAC as a volunteer. When the position of Administrative Assistant became available, she jumped at the chance to be a full time BAC employee.
Kimberly has a great passion for community and loves showcasing that our area is vibrant and active through her mad social media skills.
When she isn’t at work, volunteering, or helping raise awareness to the multitude of opportunities in the area, Kimberly is usually at home with her daughter and cats. In her spare time, she likes to craft things and add to her collection of random knowledge. She also likes dinosaurs and robots…a lot.