Join the dialogue on April 29!

As we begin plans to transition out of a pandemic environment, we've pulled together our next Change Makers Panel—leaders of color sharing their expertise, journeys, strategies and vision. This discussion will center on:

  • what they’ve learned in their respective organizations this past year
  • their priorities when applying a race equity lens to leadership
  • innovative tips and strategies that all sectors can adapt and replicate
Informative. Relevant. Inspiring.

Join nonprofit, government, philanthropy and business leaders from around the region, as our guest panelists advance this critical cross-sector discussion. Participation in this virtual event is FREE, but registration is required.

3rd Change Makers Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 29
9:30am - 11:00am
(This event is virtual)
Register now!

Panel of Change Makers

Executive Director
Mass Cultural Council

A director, choreographer and playwright, Michael is also an exceptional leader and a past EXCEL Award winner. He served as the Artistic Director at the Adventure Theatre-MTC in Maryland for twelve years, piloting the organization into a respected theatre/training company in the DC region, as well as a nationally influential professional Theatre for Young Audiences. He led a merger with Musical Theater Center, increased the organizational budget and audience, commissioned new works by noted playwrights, transferred two shows to Off-Broadway, built an academy, and earned dozens of Helen Hayes Award Nominations, garnering eight wins.

Michael gained experience in nonprofit arts management by training at Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, The National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, and Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion Certification Program. He has served as an Associate Professor of Theatre at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and volunteered on numerous nonprofit boards, including Non-Profit Village, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Leadership Montgomery, Weissberg Foundation, Watertown Public Art Commission, and ArtsBoston. On February 1, 2021 he joined Mass Cultural Council as Executive Director, becoming the highest-ranking cultural official in Massachusetts, but still remains involved with the DC region.

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