Johnette IshamAs Executive Director, Johnette brings her design thinking to the execution of Realize Bradenton’s cultural master plan and partnership development. Her experience spans multiple sectors—arts, design, education, non-profit, corporate, and municipal. With a deep belief that all is possible when you focus on the best in people, she specializes in working with others on transformations. After 18 years as Vice President at Ringling College of Art and Design, Johnette partnered with The Wellness Community to create a green facility for free cancer care using art, nature, and technology. Johnette recently presented her capacity building ideas at the UN Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. She lives happily in a house full of art, surrounded by three males—her husband, father, and a Weimaraner.