Camille Russell Love

Since 1998, Camille Russell Love has directed the artistic and cultural programming for the City of Atlanta. As Executive Director, she guides the cultural and artistic vision of the Chastain Arts Center and Gallery, the City’s Public Art Program, Gallery 72, Elevate, Contracts for Arts Services, the Cultural Experience Project and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which, year after year, continues to be one of the nation’s preeminent free jazz festivals.

In October 2010, the Office of Cultural Affairs was recognized by proclamation from Atlanta City Council for “unifying Atlanta’s cultural community through programs and cultural experiences that enhance the quality of life and provide cultural and art opportunities to all citizens and visitors.” As a result of the cultural enrichment Camille Love has helped bring to the city, Atlanta was chosen as one of the Top 25 Arts Destinations by American Style Magazine.

She was a participant of the 2006 Atlanta Regional Commission’s ‘Regional Leadership Institute’ and is currently a board member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, APEX Museum and has previously served on the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation National Selection Committee, the Piedmont Park Conservancy Board and the 1996 Cultural Olympiad Committee. In 2012 she was awarded the Ford Freedom Unsung Award, presented by Ford Motor Company, which celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions in their communities. Arts for Learning honored her as one of three 2015 Luminaries: Champions of Arts in Education.

Previously, Ms. Love worked for 15 years at IBM in various marketing capacities, including Consulting Industry Specialist for Worldwide Software Strategy & Systems. In 1992 she became founder and president of For the Love of Art, a consultant practice that provided educational, fundraising, and public relations services for the visual and performing arts. In 1993, while presiding over For the Love of Art, she founded and became director of the Camille Love Gallery. The Gallery represented primarily African American artists to commercial and residential clients.

Camille earned a B.A. in psychology from Wake Forest University and attended Duke University Law School. She is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of two.