Megan Van Voorhis, MBA, '03 was recently named as a member of the 2014 Class of 40 Under 40 by Crain's Cleveland Business. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Van Voorhis leads the day to day operations of Northeast Ohio's foremost arts and culture research and advocacy organization, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Van Voorhis led the development of The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute and Collaborative Marketing Database, two initiatives designed to improve the business capacity of individual artists and arts and cultural organizations. She has also served as a chief advisor to the Council of Smaller Enterprises in its efforts to serve the arts community. She has spoken nationally on her work on those initiatives and was instrumental in licensing the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute to other communities. She has led research projects in the areas of arts and cultural tourism, local public sector funding of arts and culture and marketing. Her public policy work has included serving as Chair of the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund panel reviews and assisting with the development and implementation of Cuyahoga County's Arts and Culture as Economic Development Grants program and the formation of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture's grant programs. She has advocated successfully in favor of admissions tax relief for small live music clubs in Cleveland as well as local public sector funding for the arts in Cuyahoga County.
Van Voorhis received her MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and her BFA in dance from The Ohio State University. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Arts Management program at Baldwin Wallace College and as Board President of the Westshore Montessori School.
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