Charlotte Cohen is the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Arts Council and an arts administrator with many years of experience in the fields of public and contemporary art and urban design. Previously, she was a fine arts officer with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), where she managed new art commissions and art collection in the New York and Caribbean region, as well as the urban development program. Prior to joining GSA in 2005, Charlotte directed the New York City Percent for Art Program for nine years; worked for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, DC; and was program director at Maryland Art Place, a contemporary arts center in Baltimore. She has managed the artist selection and projects for dozens of public art commissions. Charlotte has lectured about public art nationally and internationally. She curated a team of artists and public art experts to travel to cities in Russia to lecture and establish projects, and she initiated the Public Art in Public Spaces program at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. Charlotte has served on juries and panels across the United States and is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Masters Program in Visual Arts Administration. Additionally, she was elected to the Public Art Network Council in 2008, is a member of the board of trustees of CEC ArtsLink and Hester Street Collaborative, is on the editorial board of Public Art Dialogue, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Urban Art Program at New York City’s Department of Transportation.