Hamilton County native Ailithir McGill has been named the new executive director for the Nickel Plate Arts initiative.

McGill, who has degrees in museum management and museum studies, was formerly director of operations at Conner Prairie.

"I'm excited about putting together fun and quirky arts events that people from Hamilton County and beyond will find different and entertaining," McGill said.

Nickel Plate Arts is an umbrella organization that creates and coordinates arts and cultural experiences across Hamilton County.