Our Staff

Pamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director
Patty Cokus, Executive Assistant
Kristin Galioto, Communications Manager
Elizabeth Jackson, Member & Development Associate
 

Pamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director

photo_koss.jpgPamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director, has a strong background in special event coordination, conference and strategic planning, marketing and non-profit membership organization management. Pam's first introduction to nonprofit management was with the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, where she worked as Assistant Director and managed highly successful Arts and Crafts Fairs, increasing revenue by 30%. She then served as President of the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce, where she increased membership by nearly 100%. There she worked closely with the hospitality industry, bringing in conventions and cruise ship trade. She was appointed by the State of Florida as Film Commissioner, bringing major film productions to the area. She served as President of the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce in Washington State for five years where she developed a strong program of work and increased membership by 40%. There she also developed and executed an Advanced Technology International Trade Forum, bringing technology business leaders from Asia to meet with U.S. companies who completed over five million dollars in business at the conference. After ten years in non-profit organization management, Pam left that position to pursue a lifelong dream of living in Paris, France, for nearly two years. There she studied French, art and her own photography. In returning to the U.S., Pam started her own fine art photography and marketing/public relations consulting firm. Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Washington, and she earned a certificate from the Institute for Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, completing a six-year program for organization executives.

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Patty Cokus, Executive Assistant

PCokus_2007.jpgPatty_new_ski_photo.jpgPatty Cokus joined the Glass Art Society in the fall of 2005. She is also a studio jewelry artist who received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and has exhibited internationally at venues including: The Gallery at Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, WI; Facèré Jewelry Art, Seattle, WA; Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; and Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. Her work is included in numerous publications including on the cover of 1000 Rings, a Lark Jewelry book and the GlassWear catalog through the Museum of Art & Design, NYC. Her Cardiovascular brooch series (pictured) are now in the collection of the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.

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Kristin Galioto, Communications Manager

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Kristin Galioto joined the Glass Art Society in April 2012. She was born in Burlington, Vermont, and raised in Kirkland, Washington. In 2006, Kristin received a bachelor’s in fine arts, focusing on drawing and painting, from Washington State University. Soon after graduation, she moved to Chicago to earn a master’s in arts management (MAM) from Columbia College Chicago. While living in the Windy City, she volunteered for multiple arts organizations, including the Arts of Life and Packer Schopf Gallery. She was also the Collections Assistant at the Fashion Columbia Study Collection (FCSC), where shecurated an exhibition titled, Spirals of Indigo. In the spring of 2010, Kristin moved back to Seattle to be closer to family and friends. She worked for a contemporary art gallery in Pioneer Square for a little over a year, and then decided to seek a career in the non-profit sector.

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Elizabeth Jackson, Member & Development Associate

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson has come back to the GAS office! A long time Glass Art Society member, supporter and full time employee (1999-2004), Elizabeth will again be working managing membership and volunteer coordination activities.  She will be staffing the newly combined Membership/Development Committee. Elizabeth has a BS in art education from Appalachian State University with a concentration in fibers/constructive design and a minor in technology. She has taught visual art to grades K-12 and after-school enrichment programs.

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