Liesel Fenner is the Public Art Program Director implementing the Maryland Public Art Initiative percent-for-art program integrating public art in state capital construction projects. She was the Public Art Program Manager at Americans for the Arts in Washington DC, planning programs and providing technical assistance to advance public art and design nationally. Liesel was formerly with the New England Foundation for the Arts in Boston where she managed public art projects working on design teams from planning through implementation. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Liesel practiced landscape architecture and urban design in the public and private sectors. She completed her graduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. Locally and nationally, she has served on boards and panels and regularly presents on public art and design.