CORE TEAM

Kristin Patton, Lead Facilitator, brings over twenty-five years’ experience helping leaders of arts organizations, nonprofits, philanthropies and corporations come to shared understanding around core purpose, then align and lead operations, programs, and planning from that powerful center. Specialties include organization and board development; governance; strategic planning; leadership transitions; project development and management; assessment/evaluation; and meeting, workshop and retreat facilitation. Kristin’s passion is at the intersection of art making, community building, and supportive policies and practices.​

Kristin works independently and in collaboration with other consultants. She has extensive experience with arts funders, advocacy groups and service providers. For over a decade she served as Arts Program Consultant and Board Secretary at Woods Fund of Chicago and has performed proposal reviews and other consulting for the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development. She has presented and consulted with the Arts &

Business Council, the Illinois Arts Alliance, the Chicago Center for Arts Policy, Arts DuPage, and the School of the Art Institute. Kristin also draws from over twenty years in the corporate sector. As Vice President and Secretary of investment firm, Sahara Enterprises, she provided leadership in corporate governance, communications, client relations, strategic planning, operations and corporate giving.

 

Kristin holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is an Amy and Richard F. Wallman Scholar. She earned her BA from Lewis & Clark College. She is certified in Group Process Facilitation through DePaul University and Dynamic Work Design through ShiftGear Work Design. She is an Affiliate of ARTS Action Research and a member of the Association of Consultants to Non-Profits, Forefront, and Theatre Communications Group. Kristin began her career as a professional theater and opera stage manager.

Logan B. Jones, Project Manager, is an emerging Chicago-based theatre artist who has quickly earned notice at multiple theatre companies for his artistic and technical skills, impressive organizational capabilities, and highly collaborative working style. He has worked with Ensemble Consulting as Project Manager on leadership transitions at About Face Theatre, DanceWorks Chicago, and American Theater Company. He has stage managed multiple productions for Windy City Playhouse, The House Theatre of Chicago, and the American Music Theatre Project. He also served as Production Manager and Marketing Manager for American Theater Company. Logan has a BA in Theatre & BA in French from Kansas State University. He is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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