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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce that Julie Gordon Dalgleish will join the organization as the new executive director, effective August 15, 2013. Dalgleish was selected through a national search launched in 2012 when David Hughes, Charlotte Street’s founder and co-director, announced his intention to step down.

“On behalf of Charlotte Street’s board of directors, we welcome Julie to our team and to Kansas City,” said Jon Taylor, Charlotte Street board president. “Julie’s expertise in organizational strategic planning and stakeholder engagement, knowledge of program and audience development, and connections to the national philanthropic community are invaluable additions to Charlotte Street’s leadership team. We look forward to working with her.”

For more than 30 years, Dalgleish has worked with arts and cultural organizations and foundations nationwide. Prior to her position at Charlotte Street, Dalgleish lead the Archibald Bush Foundation in St. Paul, Minn. through the strategy and implementation of a major expansion of the Foundation’s artist fellowship program, one of the first in the nation. Dalgleish has guided numerous organizations in identifying and overcoming challenges and leveraging opportunities as a principal of Arts Development Associates, a 45-year-old Minnesota-based management consulting firm with which she has been associated since 1985. A nationally-published author, she serves on the Grantmakers in the Arts’ Individual Artists Support Committee and is vice chair of the board of CERF+, a national service organization providing emergency support to craft artists and emergency preparedness educational programs for all artists. See her full bio.

“I am honored to be selected as executive director for Charlotte Street Foundation and thrilled to partner with Kate Hackman, the organization’s Board, and staff to build on 16 years of success,” said Dalgleish. “By working together, Charlotte Street will evolve to meet and anticipate the changing needs of artists in Kansas City’s dynamic and growing arts ecosystem.”

Kate Hackman, who has been with Charlotte Street since 2004, will transition from the role of co-director to the newly created position of artistic director. “With Julie stepping in as executive director, the artistic director role will allow me to focus more time on fulfilling Charlotte Street’s mission to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional  vision,” said Hackman. “I’m excited to delve even more deeply with artists, dig into programming, explore collaborations, and partner with Julie on Charlotte Street’s next phase of growth and impact.”

Hughes will transition to the role of director emeritus, sit on the organization’s finance committee, and continue to be an ambassador and advocate for the organization nationally. Hughes’ dedication to nurturing and advocating for individual artists was vital for the growth of Kansas City’s grassroots artists’ community.

See more in the full Press Release. Learn more about Julie Dalgleish in her bio.


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