Managing Director

Thomas “Tommy” Walters joined the council team in September 2020 as Managing Director. Tommy comes to the Council after working in various roles at arts and culture nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh. Most recently, Tommy served as the Executive Director at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, PA. He began working at Sweetwater in 2017 as the Director of Education Programs.

Tommy previously served as the Director of Education Programs at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He studied music and business at Slippery Rock University and Westminster College (PA) and has taught private, classical piano lessons for more than a decade. A western Pennsylvania native, Tommy participated in several of the Council’s programs while attending high school in Butler, PA.

Tommy knows the power and impact nonprofit organizations can have on a community, and it is important to him to volunteer for other organizations. He serves as an active member of the Board of Directors for the Union Aid Society of Sewickley, Three Rivers Young Peoples’ Orchestra, UniSound, and the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale.