As the Director of Programs, Marty Skomal’s responsibilities include oversight of all NAC grant programs for arts and non-arts organizations, education and underserved communities. He is also directly responsible for arts education initiatives in the areas of staff development, policy and school reform issues. He has expertise in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning and program design. He serves as NAC liaison to the Nebraska Department of Education and serves on the board of Nebraskans for the Arts. His is also former director of Prairie Visions, Nebraska's statewide Consortium for Arts Education. He has served as editor of the Flatwater Arts Companion, and his writings have also been featured in publications of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Nebraska Music Educators Association and in Arts Education Policy Review. He has served as an Arts Administration Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.