Scott L. Wands serves as Manager of Grants and Programs at Connecticut Humanities (CTH). He manages CTH’s non-grant-funded services to Connecticut’s cultural community and oversees the $135,000 Quick Grant program. He is co-creator of StEPs-CT, an integrated program of training, mentoring, and grant funding that since 2012 has helped forty-seven Connecticut cultural organizations build professionalism and remain vibrant community resources. He managed the 2013-14 statewide Connecticut at Work initiative and created the Heritage Resource Center (2008-12), a nationally award-winning web portal. Scott currently serves as a Field Service Alliance board member and as the AASLH Region 2 Chair for Awards (2008-12, 2015-Present). Before joining CTH in March 2008, he worked for five years at Connecticut Landmarks as assistant curator of education. A graduate of Amherst College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, Scott previously served AASLH on the Annual Conference Program (2009-11) and StEPs Online Advisory (2010-12) Committees.