Victoria Bergeron

Executive Coordinator

Victoria Bergeron serves as the assistant for the DeVos Institute’s programs and grants. Miss Bergeron has a background in the performing arts, having served as the Executive Assistant and the Young Trio/Young Composer Seminar Program Coordinator for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont. She received her bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Marie Gossman

Manager, Domestic Capacity Building Programs

A graduate of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Ms. Gossman has a background in corporate event producing and theatre company management. As an event producer for Live Marketing, a boutique marketing agency in Chicago, she traveled the country for three years managing the production of experiential corporate event and trade show marketing programs for high-profile clients. Prior to Live Marketing, Marie served as a Management Associate for Davenport Theatrical in New York City, and from 2009 through 2012 was the Group Sales Director and Company Manager of The Awesome 80’s Prom off Broadway. Supervising 25 employees and four interns, she managed all aspects of the show, including group sales, payroll, expenditure, marketing, house management, and merchandising. Ms. Gossman also worked on the documentary These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue in 2008, served as an associate for Godspell on Broadway in 2011, and assisted with the creation of the Be A Broadway Star board game, released in 2012. In 2015, she joined the DeVos Institute team to coordinate the Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program.

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Syrah Gunning

Director, Training, Research, and Development

Syrah Gunning leads the curriculum development and evaluation efforts of the Institute's training programs, inclusive of domestic and international capacity building programs, fellowships, internships, and the Institute's new research oriented explorations at the University of Maryland. Ms. Gunning began with the Institute in 2011 managing the Institute's mid-career training programs at the Kennedy Center including domestic and international fellowship programs and the Kennedy Center's internship program. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Gunning produced marketing and fundraising events for The Baltimore Museum of Art and Feats Inc., a national event consulting firm, as well as consulted on research and evaluation engagements with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and National Arts Strategies. Ms. Gunning received her MBA from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her bachelor's degree in theatre from Florida State University.

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Diana Norton

Manager, Domestic Capacity Building Programs

Diana Norton leads the Institute’s seven domestic training programs for arts managers and their boards. Ms. Norton has worked as a special events and program coordinator for New York City-based organizations such as Symphony Space, Opening Act, and Creative Time. She coordinated the USA Fellowship program for United States Artists in Los Angeles and most recently provided research support for AEA Consulting in New York City. Ms. Norton has her MPA in nonprofit management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and her bachelor's degree in American Studies from Smith College.

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Lucy C. Pope

Manager, Consulting Services

Lucy Pope serves as the primary project manager for the Institute's portfolio of pay-for-service consultancies and provides research, internal assessment, and strategy development support for clients across a range of arts and cultural industries. Miss Pope has a background in visual arts, serving as the Collections Manager and Archivist at Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland, as well as supporting the Biltmore House, Newseum, Reynolda House, and Earl Scruggs Center. She received her master's degree in history of decorative art from the Smithsonian-Corcoran College of Art + Design program with a focus on 19th-century American furniture, as well as a bachelor's degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Jarred Small


Jarred Small provides research support for the Institute's consulting practice that operates throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to joining the DeVos Institute, Mr. Small held the position of Management Fellow with the New York-based arts management consulting firm Dunch Arts, where he worked on fundraising, special events, strategic planning, and management initiatives. He has also previously served with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Policy and Analysis, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Small earned a master's degree in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University, where he simultaneously held the position of Barnett Fellow, and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Western Michigan University.

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