Arts Management & Entrepreneurship


BW's first arts management graduate Scott Walton '81 has had a very interesting career in arts marketing and PR on both coasts; he recently talked with fellow BW AMG graduate Cory Isler '12 about his career and connections to BW.

Alumni of the Program

Alumni are an integral part of the arts management program.  They often serve as guest speakers in classes and provide a vital link to the arts management field in helping to connect students with possible internships and career opportunities upon graduation.

Our alumni include:

  • Christina Aldrich, Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Megan Anderson, Theater Operations Coordinator, Playhouse Square
  • Nathan Carr, Events Manager, Market Garden Brewery, Bar Cento, McNulty's Bier Market, Speakeasy & Nano Brew
  • Martins Daukss, Production Associate, Apollo's Fire
  • Amanda Drury, East Africa Program Associate, Ipas
  • Kelsey Ferguson, Subscription Representative, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Neil Fullerton, Events & Marketing Coordinator, St. Madeleine Sophie's Center
  • Victoria Gray, Development Assistant, PlayhouseSquare 
  • Erika Haskell, Special Events Coordinator, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Katie Heilakka, Assistant to the Principal, Toledo School of the Arts
  • Jesse Hernandez, Program Manager - General Operating Support, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
  • Harmony Hodges, Manager of Individual Giving and Data Associate, Pittsburgh Opera
  • Judith Horvath, Assistant Director, Czardas Dance Company
  • Cory Isler, Coordinator, Education and Nonprofit Engagement, Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Lisa Judge,  Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Baldwin Wallace University 
  • Karen Kannenberg, Manager of Gift and Donor Development, Cleveland Metroparks
  • Terry Kurtz, Director of Alumni Relations, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Oracle, SPACES Gallery
  • Jennifer Andrews Markovich, Territory Manager for Undergraduate Admissions, The Ohio State University 
  • Michelle Matrale, Special Events, Filmings and Conventions Creative Costuming Assistant, Disney Event Group
  • MJ Mennella, Former Vice President for Music, Fox Entertainment, and Founder, Music Asset Management
  • Adam Miltner, Marketing Coordinator, PlayhouseSquare
  • Kristen Muslusky, Assistant Subscription Services Manager, Cleveland Play House
  • Jen Naso, Founder and Owner, Dance Dimensions Dance Studio
  • Kelly Davis-Parks, Owner and Director, Medina Center for Dance Art
  • Megan Poletti, Administrative Assistant, Aurora School of Music & Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, Recording Arts and Technology
  • Brendan Reynolds, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, Kent State University 
  • Sonny Russo, Marketing Assistant, University of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players/Professional Theatre Training Program 
  • Kelsey Schaefer, Assistant Booking Agent, Gorilla Music
  • Deidra Sibila, Ticketing Director, C3 Presents 
  • Hannah Schlueter, Registration Specialist, Baldwin Wallace University 
  • Theresa Schneider, Development Manager, Gordon Square Arts District 
  • Valerie Schumacher, Program Associate, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
  • Adam Sheldon, Operations and Finance Manager, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
  • Jacob Sinatra, Program Associate, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
  • Steve Smith, Executive Director, Revels of Boston
  • Katie Sprang, Retail Development Manager, Chattem Inc.
  • Sarah Stengel, Partners Membership Coordinator, PlayhouseSquare
  • Alison Tomin, Patron Services & Box Office Coordinator, Apollo's Fire
  • Scott Walton, Owner, Scott Walton Group 
  • Katie Zavatchan, Fundraising Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cleveland Chapter

The BW Arts Management Alumni Networkfounded in the fall of 2012, strives to help Baldwin Wallace alumni working in the non-profit and arts management fields continue their commitment to professional growth in the arts. The group also encourages continued service to current BW students interested in entering the arts management field.  For years, BW arts management graduates have maintained close ties to campus, supporting students in a variety of meaningful ways.  In today's competitive economy, these ties are important to sustain for the next generation of arts managers.  BW Arts Management alumni (including SDA graduates), if your name does not appear on the list above, please email your name, current position and organization to to be included.

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