Ms. Carter was named acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in June 2018, after serving 18 months as the agency’s senior deputy chairman. In that role, Ms. Carter managed the day-to-day operations, focusing her efforts on advancing the Endowment’s mission to support artistic excellence and access to the arts for all Americans. Previously, Ms. Carter founded a consulting firm specializing in political and public affairs. She has participated in numerous campaigns as well as having twice worked in the United States Senate. As chief policy advisor to Governor Rick Scott of Florida, she oversaw the Office of Policy and Budget for the Nation’s third largest State. Ms. Carter’s commitment to the arts stems from the challenges faced by her child with dyslexia. Finding schools that employ the arts as a teaching method make the learning process both productive and enjoyable for her daughter.