Joanna Baymiller
 Minister of Propaganda, Emeritus

A journalist and critic specializing in architecture and design, Joanna was FDA's Minister of Propaganda for 18 years. She managed business development and marketing, creating strategic partnerships with architectural and consulting firms with whom FDA provided project leadership. She collaborated with Josh Dachs on the 1989 Planning and Feasibility Study for the Homestead Center for the Arts, in South Florida, and the 1994 Site Feasibility Study for Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Her career in the arts has ranged from reporting, feature writing, critical writing on architecture, film, and dance to performing in community theatre and professional dance groups, as well as management, strategic planning, and fund raising. As an arts administrator in Minnesota she was in charge of strategic planning, development, exhibitions planning and support programs, public relations, and board development at the Minnesota Museum of Art and Minnesota Dance Theatre. She also worked on the planning and implementation of the second national "Back to the City" conference and on St. Paul's official bicentennial celebration.

Before joining FDA she was Marketing Director for Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in New York.

She has been a writer and regional correspondent for numerous publications, including Design Quarterly, Architecture and Progressive Architecture magazines; a dance critic for the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star; feature writer for The Twin Cities Reader and Twin Cities Magazine; columnist for Minnesota Monthly, the journal of Minnesota Public Radio; contributor to Entertainment Design and contributing editor of Fabric Architecture magazine.

While living in Minnesota, she served as a panelist and grants evaluator for the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a member of the advisory board of The Loft, a writer's organization.

Joanna holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. She currently writes critical and feature articles on architecture and design as well as stories and plays. Her humorous autobiographical short story, "Carpe Diem," was the winner of an annual competition sponsored by the popular radio series "Selected Shorts".

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