Kama Bethel Pierce is Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Communications for the Woodruff Arts Center, where she oversees capital projects, communications, development operations, and other key initiatives. Before joining the Arts Center, Kama served as Chief Operating Officer at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, N.C., where she provided strategic oversight and management of museum programs and services. She also served as the Director of Development for the museum.
Prior to joining the non-profit sector, Kama was a law professor at Charlotte School of Law, where she taught criminal law, appellate advocacy, legal writing, and judicial opinion writing, and she directed a travel comparative law program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Kama has also served in school administration as Associate Dean of Practice-Ready Education and Assistant Dean of Academics at Charlotte School of Law; as Associate Admissions Director at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania; and as Marketing & Communications Director at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School in Florida. Early in her legal career, Kama was an Assistant Public Defender, and she served as both a Federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Theodore McKee and as a Staff Attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Kama holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and is admitted to the State Bars of both California and Pennsylvania. She has served on several school, arts, and civic boards.
Kama lives in Atlanta with her husband, with whom she shares three college-age children.
To contact Kama, email Kama.Pierce@woodruffcenter.org or call 404-733-4255.