William B. Conner Jr. Served as the president and CEO of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. A passionate and dedicated arts leader, he helped found the Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium, and prioritized work that benefited the community. Recognizing the neighborhood’s need to revive an historic venue, he championed the renovation of the Lincoln Theatre. Mr. Conner was deeply connected within the Columbus community, and genuinely loved the work he did to support the arts in Columbus.