President: Julie Friedman, Fairhope
Julie Friedman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a BA in Art History. She served on the Boards of the National Museum for Women in the Arts (Alabama Committee), the Alabama Writers' Forum, the Mobile Arts Council, the Mobile Opera, Mobile Ballet, the Mobile Museum of Art, and the History Museum of Mobile. She is currently serving on the University of Alabama's Paul Jones Collection Advisory Board and the University of Alabama's Library Leadership Board.
She is serving her third term on the Alabama State Council on the Arts and is the former Chairman of the Council. Friedman also served as chairman of the Council's Grants Committee and as chair of the Council's Long-Range Planning Committee.
Friedman's other civic activities include the Community Foundation of Southwest Alabama (Building Families Committee), the Steering Committee and Implementation Committee for the Cultural Plan (City of Mobile), Fairhope Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Mobile, Mobile Opera Guild and Leadership Mobile. She also is a member of Mobile United and participated in the Leadership Initiative of Leadership Alabama.
Friedman and her husband, Dr. Frank Friedman, own and operate the Point of View Bed and Breakfast Inn.
(photo by Barbara Reed)