To someone accustomed to being awakened in the middle of the night with reports of shootings or other serious incidents, the job of Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council can seem relatively tame. “I couldn’t believe it when my staff said there weren’t any ‘drunk and disorderlies’ to report after the first day of the Living Traditions Festival,” says Karen Krieger, who took over at the Arts Council in March. “I thought they were just protecting me so I wouldn’t have to worry about it.”

Sheryl Gillilan talks with the new director of the Salt Lake Arts Council in the July 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.