Bronlynn Thurman joined GAR in 2016. As a Program Assistant, she works to advance the foundation’s strategic priorities through the assessment and review of a grant applications. Prior to joining GAR, she worked at the Akron-Summit County Public Library as an Events Assistant, where she was instrumental in developing teen and children’s programs, including Geekfest. She also served as Arts Editor for the Akron-based magazine, The Devil Strip.
In addition to her role at GAR, Bronlynn works with The Knight Foundation as a Program Associate focusing on communities and placemaking. An Akron native, she is on the board of Pecha Kucha Akron, a member Torchbearers and the City of Akron’s Holocaust Commemoration Committee, runs a Northeast Ohio focused blog, Tea Time With The Mad Artist, and does freelance design.
Bronlynn received a Bachelor’s in Advertising from Kent State University with an emphasis on design, psychology and marketing