Frank’s professional Biography


Organizational Strategies: Program development and capacity-building initiatives, relationship-building, earned revenue enhancements

Fundraising: Corporate sponsorships, major gift solicitations, capital and endowment campaigns

Messaging: Case statements, grant writing, and annual reports


Professional Career Timeline

Solutions for the Greater Good / Partner 2017 - Present

Independent Management Consultant 2011 - 2017

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts / Executive Director 2010 - 2011

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts / Managing Director 2008 - 2010

New York Foundation for the Arts / Director of Development 2006 - 2008

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS / Director of Development 2004 - 2005

Parsons Dance Foundation, Inc. / Executive Director 1995 - 2002

Dance St. Louise / Executive Director 1993 - 1995

Kentucky Center for the Arts / Director of Programs 1987 - 1993


Professional and Civic Affiliations

Funding Recommendation/Peer Panel Participation:

National Endowment for the Arts Washington, DC

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York, New York

Southern States Arts Federation Atlanta, Georgia

Western States Arts Federation Denver, Colorado

Southern Circuit Independent Film Columbia, South Carolina

Kentucky Arts Council Frankfort, Kentucky

Maryland Commission on the Arts Baltimore, Maryland


Board and Steering Committee Participation

Cultural Olympiad for the Atlanta Games Atlanta, Georgia

Dance for Life Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Dance Brazil New York, New York

Louisville Third Century (Urban Core Boosters) Louisville, Kentucky

Chair, Downtown Living Committee

Syncopated, Inc. Louisville, Kentucky


Social Media


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