Meet the Private Sector Network Team

Mary McCullough-Hudson

President & CEO, ArtsWave

20 East Central Parkway, Suite 200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
T 513-632-0113

Mary McCullough-Hudsonis President & CEO of ArtsWave, a position she has held since 1994 following ten years as the director of ArtsWave's annual united arts campaign.  During her 30-year tenure with the organization, the ArtsWave campaign has grown from $2.5 million to $11 million in 2009 (the largest such campaign in the country), a source of operating and project support for over 100 area arts organizations. In addition, over $1 million in new funding for initiatives in arts education, regional and neighborhood art centers, and diverse arts offerings was contributed in 2009.  Other notable organizational achievements have included the creation of the Arts Services office which provides capacity building programs focused on marketing, board development, fundraising and other administrative issues; including Business Volunteers for the Arts ®, Business on Board ® and the Virtual Arts Incubator.  In 2008, ArtsWave established the Arts & Culture Partnership, LLC to improve the financial sustainability and influence of the sector through increased awareness, collaboration and participation.

Mary has been a frequent consultant and presenter on united arts fundraising 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 leadership roles have included Agenda 360 (a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber-led regional action plan) and the educational collaborative STRIVE.  Honors include the YWCA Career Women of Achievement award and the CCM Distinguished Alumna award.  A native Cincinnatian, McCullough-Hudson received both her bachelor and master degrees in opera performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.