OZ hires cultural institution industry veteran as senior VP

Former Belmont, Hall of Fame official to lead arts center's development, marketing

Nashville-based contemporary arts center OZ announced today it has hired Pamela Johnson as senior vice president of development and marketing.

Johnson, whose career spans 40 years, has played major roles at various cultural institutions, most recently as vice president of development for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and, at one time, as vice president for communications and corporate relations at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles.

In addition, Johnson once served as the director of university marketing/special initiatives for Belmont University. Her efforts included work on the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate between John McCain and Barack Obama.

As OZ’s first senior development and marketing executive, Johnson will “cultivate a community that can contribute the financial support to ensure OZ’s future,” according to Tim Ozgener, OZ president and CEO.

“We are beyond excited to have someone of Pamela's caliber joining our team,” Ozgener said. “She is an impressive person with a career of achievement. With her expertise, the organization can make the transition from a family dream into a mainstay of the community.”