Statz-Smith, Theresa

Theresa Statz-Smith became the Executive Director of Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) in 2010 following a 26-year career in public television journalism and as an Emmy Award winning producer of cultural arts programs. Theresa joined LIAA board members in a targeted effort to renew and rebuild the Alliance to better serve the arts and arts education communities. In just five years, the Alliance has successfully built upon its core arts education programs and launched the first island-wide collaborative effort to celebrate the region’s arts, culture and community.  Launched in 2012 during National Arts and Humanities month, Arts Alive LI’s October Arts Month celebration is an island-wide multi-venue festival and on-going website ArtsAliveLI.org.  [Visit the website to learn more and to get involved in Arts Alive LI’s October Festival 2015.] New initiatives include the LI ARTS MAP and plans to develop and market Long Island arts/culture-based tourism packages.


Theresa is a 2006 graduate of The Energeia Partnership of Molloy College and she serves on the Advisory Board of the Long Island Index. Theresa is also a member of the American Business Association (ABA).  ABA is the longest running professionally managed group in the metro New York area for B2B networking.