Susan McCalmont joined Afina in 2019 after serving for many years with Creative Oklahoma, which she helped found in 2006 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011. The nonprofit organization is responsible for programming throughout Oklahoma focused on encouraging innovation in education, business, and culture. Prior to that, she served as Director and CEO of the Kirkpatrick Foundation for 19 years. She serves on a number of boards including the International Council of the Districts of Creativity Network, the National Creativity Network and the Oklahoma City University Wanda L. Bass School of Music. She also serves as a Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the Governor’s International Team, and the Harding Fine Arts Center Advisory board.