Executive Director, Hauser Institute for Civil Society
A native of New York City, Aviva Argote brings to the position a decade of experience leading and mentoring non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as manager of Special Projects in the Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University. Previously she was awarded a Harvard University Presidential Management Fellowship, serving as special projects analyst in the Office of Budgets, Financial Planning and Institutional Research. Aviva's prior experience includes work with the Rand Corporation, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, Community for Education Foundation, and Coro New York Leadership Center where she served as senior program director and director of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Aviva holds a BA from Pomona College and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Deputy Research Director
Over the past fifteen years, Kiley Arroyo has been involved with American, European, and Middle Eastern arts and cultural, non-profit, philanthropic, and government organizations. She has a rich understanding of comparative cultural policy, management strategy, research, and organizational development. Kiley has collaborated with a diverse range of partners, including UNESCO, Demos, McKinsey and Company, Stanford University, University of Chicago, American Association of Museums, Exploratorium, City of San Francisco's Department of Innovation, Living Cities, Marin Community Foundation, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Netherlands Architecture Institute. She previously served on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, along with multiple family foundations. Kiley holds a BA in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Public Administration from the University of Oregon, and a MA in Cultural Policy and Management from University College Dublin.
Founder and Project Director
Jim Bildner is an adjunct lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is a senior research fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society. He co-teaches "New Frontiers in Philanthropy, Social Enterprise, and Impact Investing: Extending the Capacity of Foundations and NGO's to Solve Complex Societal Issues" for students at Harvard College and the Kennedy School.
Jim has extensive experience in the private and non-profit sectors where he focuses on the institutional role of philanthropy in solving complex social issues. Among his board affiliations, he is a trustee of the Kresge Foundation, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Case Western Reserve University, Public Citizen Foundation, Health Foundation for the Americas, Women's Funding Network, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newport Festivals Foundation, Lizard Island Research Foundation in Australia, and is a corporate trustee of The Trustees of Reservations. He's an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and WGBH Public TV and Radio. He's a member of the executive board of WBUR (Boston Public Radio), the board and executive committee of the Chief Executives Organization, as well as on the boards of Fox Islands Wind, LLC, EBSF Loan Fund, Island Institute and Coastal Innovation Loan Fund, and Democracy Works Inc. Jim frequently serves on investment committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $5 billion and is a member of ten finance, investment, or audit committees. In 2010, he was named chair of Kresge's Innovative Capital Committee.
Jim served as a legislative aide and speechwriter in the US Senate, two terms as a selectman in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and retained an appointment by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to the advisory panel on Medicare Education of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services. He earned his AB from Dartmouth College, his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and his JD from Case Western Reserve School of Law. Jim is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Eleanor Cleverly most recently served as Director in the interactive division of global media agency MEC, a WPP company. There she oversaw social media strategy for international clients such as Citibank, Colgate, and IKEA. Prior to her work in advertising, Eleanor was Assistant Director of the Harmony Institute, where she conducted research for partners such as Free Press, the Ford Foundation, and MTV. In 2009, she authored Net Neutrality For The Win: How Entertainment and the Science of Influence Can Save Your Internet. She's the 2013-14 Arts and Culture Fellow at the Center for a New American Dream, holds a BS in Anthropology from Utah Valley University, and a MA in Media Studies from the New School University.
Technology Development Manager
After pursuing advanced degrees in music theory and cognition, Alison Conard co-founded Clio Music, a music technology startup. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, she negotiated with top music industry executives, coordinated worldwide marketing efforts, and helped define the company's flagship music search product. She holds a BA in Music from the University of North Texas and a MA in Music Theory from Temple University.
Since forming Fractured Atlas in 1998, Adam Huttler has grown the organization from a one-man-band, housed in an East Harlem studio apartment, to a broad-based national service organization with an annual budget of $12 million. Adam serves on a number of boards and steering committees, including the Performing Arts Alliance, National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, NYC's One Percent for Culture campaign, Bay Area Video Coalition, and the Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MBA from New York University.
Lawrence T. McGill
Lawrence T. McGill, Ph.D., joined the Foundation Center in January 2007 as Vice President for Research. Under his leadership, the Center's research department has significantly expanded its capacity, while continuing to produce definitive analyses of philanthropic sector trends. Previously, he was director of research and planning for the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) and deputy director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies (CACPS), the country's first and leading center for the study of arts and cultural policy in the United States. His work with CPANDA involved identifying, evaluating, and analyzing key data sets for inclusion in the archive, on topics related to artists, audiences, organizations, and public support for the arts. By the end of 2006, the archive held more than 200 such data sets.
Larry was director of research for The Freedom Forum from 1994-2001 and manager of news audience research for the National Broadcasting Company from 1989-1994. He has taught in the departments of sociology and journalism at Northwestern University, where he received his Ph.D. in Sociology.
Ian David Moss
Deputy Technology Director
Ian David Moss designs and leads implementation of Fractured Atlas's pioneering cultural asset mapping software, Archipelago, which aggregates and visualizes information about creative activities in a particular geography in order to better illuminate who's making art, who's engaging with it, where it's happening, and how it's made possible. Since 2007, Ian has been editor of Createquity, a highly acclaimed arts policy blog read regularly by more than 2,500 arts managers and enthusiasts around the world. He previously served as development manager for the American Music Center and founded two first-of-their-kind performing ensembles: a hybrid electric chamber group/experimental rock band and a choral collective devoted to the music of the past 25 years. He holds a BA and a MBA from Yale University.
Deputy Project Director and Field Director, Detroit
Claire Rice is a research fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the Arts, Culture, and Capitalization domain. Previously, she served as interim director of Education and Community Engagement at UMS, a 131 year-old performing arts presenter bringing internationally renowned artists in dance, music, and theater to Ann Arbor, Michigan. There, Claire worked to build context around and connection to the arts for a wide variety of audiences, with over 100 educational and community events are held each year. From 1998-2003, she was a management consultant for Accenture, working with federal and state clients in Washington, DC. She transitioned to the arts through six months as a full-time volunteer.
Claire has managed a Grammy Award-winning concert recording, a month-long residency with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has served on various non-profit boards that advance youth and the arts in Southeast Michigan. She was selected as an author for the arts leadership book 20 Under 40, published in 2010, and is a member of the British Council's Transatlantic 2020 Network. She received her BA from The College of William and Mary and her MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Field Director, Bay Area
Marc Vogl is a San Francisco-based non-profit consultant and philanthropic advisor. He has served as executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), founding executive director of Killing My Lobster, and as an arts program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Marc also served on Barack Obama's National Arts Policy Committee and the San Francisco Arts Task Force. He holds a BA in English and American History from Brown University and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.