Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Greg Esser

Founder and Artist

Herberger Institute for Design & Founder, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation

Greg Esser founded the Roosevelt Row Arts District and has directed three of the leading U.S. public art programs in Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles County.

He worked at the national level with Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Awards include the Phoenix Community Alliance Starr Award and a Governor’s Heritage Preservation Award. Esser was named a “Diversity Champion” by the Phoenix Business Journal. He is the author of “Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row” as well as several monographs. He holds a BA from Oberlin College in Art and Social Change and an MFA from Arizona State University.