About the NEA

Charlotte Power Kessler

Columbus, OH

Charlotte Power Kessler is an active arts and library patron and community volunteer. Kessler previously served as the vice president of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, on the executive committee of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, President of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Board, President of the Players Theatre, and on the boards of the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Area Community Mental Health Center, the Columbus Foundation, Columbus School for Girls, Arthur James Cancer Hospital Foundation, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, and Capital Square review and advisory board. Kessler's board commitments include Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc., Denison University as a Life Trustee, Wexner Center for the Arts Foundation, Ohio Dominican University, and the James Madison Council/Library of Congress. She also serves on the Ohio Arts Council and as vice president of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation Board.