Lewis Ricci is executive director of the Indiana Arts Council. Previously he was the director of the University of Idaho's International Jazz Collections at the Lionel Hampton Center, and served on the adjunct faculty of that university.
He has also served as associate director of development for a number of programs at Penn State University. Ricci holds a Master's Degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University and served as the executive director of the Columbus Area Arts Council for five years.
During his tenure there, he initiated a major visual arts festival, established an arts education endowment, and developed a long-range community cultural plan.