Additional Staff Biographies
|Rebecca Bromels joined ArtsWave as Director of Communications in 2011. Having moved to Cincinnati in 1999 to pursue a directing career, Rebecca discovered her love for arts administration during her twelve-year tenure at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, a professional non-profit theater in the heart of Downtown. A passionate advocate for arts education, she expanded the organization’s audience by creating the Shakespeare Summer Camp, Groundlings, and Shakespeare in the Park programs. As Managing Director for eight seasons, she worked to broaden Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s base of support and provide resources for its innovative productions of Shakespeare and the classics. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Texas Christian University. Rebecca was recognized as a Greater Cincinnati YWCA Rising Star in 2006 and Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 in 2005.|
|Michael Boberg is the Director of Shared Services for ArtWave. In that role, he has the fortunate opportunity to work with representatives from organizations spanning the entire arts and culture sector. Before joining ArtsWave, he served as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and was Music Director and on-air host for WVXU-FM throughout the 1990s. Mike served as co-chair of the Civic Pride/Community Engagement working group for the Agenda 360 Regional Planning process and is a graduate of the inaugural class of C-Change. He currently volunteers as a character coach for first graders through the Winners Walk Tall® program and serves on the advisory board for WVQC-LP 95.7 FM, a new lower-power radio station operated by Media Bridges. Mike is a native Cincinnatian, holds a BA in Communications from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University, and lives in Anderson Township.|
|Samantha Cribbet (Sam) is the Director of Accounting for ArtsWave. She graduated in 2009 from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Previous to her employment at ArtsWave, Sam was a senior auditor for Grant Thornton, working with a multitude of clients, including ArtsWave. At Grant Thornton she was also the Community Service Lead.
Sam is passionate about volunteer work and gives her time at the Freestore Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House, and Give Back Cincinnati's Paint the Town. She's also volunteered for the Unity Way's Agency Audit Review Committee. Currently, Sam lives in Williamsburg, Ohio on a "mini" farm with her husband Kyle, their two dogs, two cats, and the occasional pig.
|Jim Ellis is a member of the ArtsWave Campaign Team and also assists with other organizational projects. Originally from Cincinnati, Jim joined the ArtsWave staff in July 2011 after spending 28 years in the financial services industry ultimately as a Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Manager with Gradison UBS Financial Services. Jim is a dedicated supporter of the Cincinnati arts community and has served as an officer or board member on a number of arts oriented non-profits including The Children’s Theatre and Music Resource Center.
Jim holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife Mindy have two sons, Sam and Mack and live in Indian Hill along with their adorable Labradoodle Willie.
|Heather Hallenberg, Vice President, Arts Services, is the founding director of ArtsWave’s Arts Services Office and oversees the administration of the Associate Members Allocation process, ArtsWave’s Grants Program, Business Volunteers for the Arts® and Business on Board®. Under her leadership, the Arts Services Office received the Irma Lazarus Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 2002. Heather has a graduate degree in art and architectural history and worked for state historic preservation agencies in Nevada, Missouri and North Carolina. In 1981 she moved to Cincinnati to assume the position of Curator of Education at the Taft Museum of Art. She was also Director of Volunteers at University Hospital where she organized the first hospital visitation program for chronic AIDS patients in the state of Ohio.|
|Teresa (Teri) Haught, is Chief Financial Officer at ArtsWave. She previously was the Vice President, Finance and Operations, a position she has held since 2005, following twelve years as the organization's Finance Director. Concurrent with her roles at ArtsWave, she also served as the Finance Director for the Taft Museum of Art for fourteen years. Before joining ArtsWave, she worked as an audit manager with KPMG and continues to maintain an active CPA license. She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, a past ONE Award examiner, a 2007 and 2008 Business Courier CFO of the Year finalist, and currently serves on The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Finance Committee and in a number of leadership roles at her children's schools, including PTO president. Ms. Haught received her B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.|
Alecia Townsend Kintner is Chief Operating Officer of ArtsWave, the nation’s most successful community arts campaign. She has also served as Vice President for Advancement at the Connecticut Science Center, where she was responsible for earned and contributed revenue totaling $8 million per year for New England’s newest science education and tourism destination; and as Deputy Director for the Greater Hartford Arts Council (GHAC), where she worked for 10 years. At GHAC, she doubled the size of the annual united arts campaign and helped to execute a consolidation of the functions of the city’s downtown business council and beautification programs into the arts council in order to maximize civic resources and optimally leverage community assets. Alecia’s other professional experiences include two years at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop as Director of Development and Planning; and as dance writer for The Moscow Times in Russia. Alecia earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Journalism, with a dance history emphasis, from schools in her native Southern California.
|Mary McCullough-Hudson is President & CEO of ArtsWave, a position she has held since 1994 following ten years as the director of the organization’s annual community arts campaign. During her 32-year tenure, the campaign has grown from $2.5 million to $11 million in 2011 (the largest such campaign in the country), becoming a substantial source of operating and project support for over 100 area arts organizations. Other notable organizational achievements with the ArtsWave include:
● The creation of the Arts Services office, providing arts organizations with capacity building programs focused on marketing, board development, fundraising and other administrative issues such as Business Volunteers for the Arts ®, Business on Board ® and the Virtual Arts Incubator;
Mary has been a frequent consultant and presenter on united arts fundraising and community-focused communication and funding strategies throughout the country. In 2005 she was appointed to the national Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Local civic involvement includes Agenda 360 (a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber-led regional action plan), the educational collaborative STRIVE, Women’s Capital Club and the Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum.
Jodi Perry is a Senior Campaign Manager for ArtsWave. During her tenure as a fundraiser Jodi has managed various business and professional divisions of the annual campaign and finds rallying a new corps of volunteers each year a unique and exciting challenge. Before joining the organization in 2002 she worked for Dan Pinger Public Relations. Jodi is a Cincinnati native and graduated from Xavier University in 1997 with a BA in English and Public Relations. She loves all types of music and finds satisfaction in working for a nonprofit organization that supports more than 150 arts groups throughout the region, from the "big guys" to the small community theaters. Jodi's family resides in Okeana, Ohio and she volunteers her time with her childrens' day care, Toys for Tots and Mother of Mercy High School.
|Jared Queen is a Campaign Manager at ArtsWave. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business Marketing program with a minor in Spanish in June 2010. He is excited to join the Development team at ArtsWave where he will be working on the annual community campaign. He previously worked as Director of Communications for a local research institute.
Jared is a resident of Over-the-Rhine, also home to ArtsWave, where he enjoys exploring the many art galleries that have recently popped up in the neighborhood. Jared’s love for visual arts opened the door to a volunteer position as Marketing Director for Essex Studios in Walnut Hills. When he is not busy organizing the Art Walk events at Essex Studios he creates and manages websites for local nonprofit groups such as The Yearlings and Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory.
|Jeff Taylor is currently the Associate Campaign Director, Major Gifts & Regional Initiatives. He has been raising money for the arts since 1994, when he joined the ArtsWave staff after serving as a District Director for the Boy Scouts of America. Jeff works in the areas of the annual campaign and planned giving, providing guidance to hundreds of volunteers each year. Since he joined the ArtsWave staff, Jeff has coordinated the entire fundraising effort in Northern Kentucky and was an active member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, he has expanded ArtsWave's outreach into the areas of Butler and Warren Counties - working to identify new individuals and corporations willing to support the arts in our region.
Jeff is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and is on the committee for the National Philanthropy Day event. He also recently completed a seven month Planned Giving on the Run training program for planned giving professionals.
Jeff and his wife, Andrea, live in Madeira with their son Jake. Jeff volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts of America where he is in charge of training other adults on how best to carry out their volunteer positions and was recently selected to be one of the Scoutmasters for the 2013 National Jamboree to be held in West Virginia.
|Lisa Wolter is Vice President, Development & Campaignt at ArtsWave. In her role she is engaged in all aspects of the campaign from strategic planning to the execution of new campaign initiatives. She was also a Campaign Manager for 12 years and has seen the ArtsWave campaign grow to become the largest united arts fund in the country. Lisa provides leadership and fund raising support to hundreds of volunteers throughout the tri-state, to organize and execute effective workplace campaigns, direct mail appeals, and secure corporate funding. Lisa studied Art History as an undergraduate at Michigan State University and as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has worked at several museums including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Taft Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Lisa is a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s WE Lead Class III and has served on several nonprofit committees including Enjoy the Arts/START, Happen Inc. and the Business Volunteers for the Arts. Lisa and her husband Adam live in Milford and have two children, Max and Greta.|