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Director of Communications
Association of Fundraising Professionals
University of Phoenix
Senior Faculty Member
Staff | Arizona Humanities
Celeste Winters, CFRE, MAJ
Development Director Celeste Winters, CFRE, MAJ, joined the staff in May 2016. Originally from Huntington, WV, Celeste worked in advertising and PR before becoming Executive Director of the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, KY. She later became the Executive Director of the Marshall University Artists' Series in Huntington, WV. Both the Paramount Arts Center and Marshall Artists Series are nonprofit organizations, where she conducted fundraising, marketing and public relations. Celeste also served as Director of Communications for ASU Gammage, where she promoted and raised funds for the Valley Broadway Series and Kerr Cultural Series events. Celeste obtained both her Bachelors degree in Journalism/News, and Master of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations, from Marshall University. Winters became a Certified Fund Raising Professional 10 years ago, a certificate that requires integrity, character and fiscal accountability. Since 2001, Celeste has been a fundraising, marketing, public relations and event consultant through her business Calliope Inc., and an instructor for the University of Phoenix Colleges of Humanities and Business.
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Celeste Winters Celeste Wintersp: 602-404-2852f: 602-404-2853m: 602-315-6550Celeste Winters has participated in our UP-Understanding Participation professional development sessions.Celeste Winters combines a professional background in arts management with experience in the corporate and agency sectors to create consulting projects that generate practical, usable information.Celeste is a full-time consultant with Calliope, Inc., a certified small, woman-owned Arizona business.She specializes in publicity, market research, copywriting, PR, and event management.Celeste holds BA and MAJ degrees in journalism from Marshall University in West Virginia.She was Executive Director of arts organizations at Marshall University and the Paramount Arts Center in Kentucky, as well as Director of Communications for ASU Public Events.As Account Supervisor with The Martz Agency, she led the Anthem by Del Webb account; created promotions for Papa John's Pizza; and planned events for clients as diverse as Gila River Casino and Desert Mountain.Her consulting accounts include the National Festival of the West; Allred Marketing; Western International University; the ASU Kerr Cultural Center; ASU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; and the Arizona Presenters Alliance.Celeste is also a senior faculty member at University of Phoenix.
People in business
Celeste Winters was named executive director with the Scottsdale Artists, School in Scottsdale, Ariz.Winters, responsibilities include leading the school through a period of growth that will include fund development, strategic planning and direction of the school,s many programs.Before joining Scottsdale Artists, School, Winters operated her own marketing and consulting firm, Calliope Inc.She provided public relations support for Anthem by Del Webb as an account supervisor at The Martz Agency in Scottsdale and served as director of communications for ASU Public Events.Before relocating to Arizona in 1996, she served as executive director of the Marshall Artists Series, Huntington, and the Paramount Arts Center, Ashland.She is currently a senior faculty member at the University of Phoenix and a peer consultant for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.Winters graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor,s degree in journalism/news and master,s degree in journalism/public relations.One of her short stories appears in "Chicken Soup for the Working Woman,s Soul.
Graffiti Online - Issue Archive - Live and on Stage
Former MU Artists Series Director Celeste Winters has plunged into a can of hot chicken soup.Writing about an ethical conflict while she worked at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, her "A Woman Gains Courage from a Back Corner Booth" can be found in the "Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul" collection.She's a Marshall J-School grad and worked as a news reporter at WTCR Radio in Ashland.She currently heads an advertising/promotion agency in Scottsdale, AZ.
Nonprofit Organizations - The Red Book
Brenda Thomson, Executive Director • Celeste Winters, CFRE, MAJ, Development Director