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Donna Williams

Senior Vice President / Executive Consultant
A pioneer and leader in audience development, Donna Williams has dedicated her career to expanding opportunities for individuals from varied communities to experience art and culture in our society.  In her most recent role as the Chief Audience Development Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, a position she originated, she established collaborations with an array of ethnic, religious, military veterans, and multi-age groups to educate and inspire new supporters.  Her original programs and outreach have resulted in book chapters, articles, and mentorships for arts professional in the US and abroad.  Donna’s work has touched the African-American, Asian-American, South Asian, Latino, American Muslim, LGBTQ, Native American, veterans, and multi-generational/young professionals communities.Her proven success in developing programs built on diversity and inclusion, community outreach, business/budget development, and strategic planning has enabled her to reach more than 1.5 million community members.  Donna has been a guest lecturer across the US and in countries including Australia, the UK, Israel, Turkey, South Korea, and Russia.  She has provided strategic planning guidance to organizations including the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar and Kape Communications Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.  Donna’s good works have been recognized by the state and city of New York, National Minority Business Council, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in music and education from Marywood University.  When she is not finding new ways to expand the horizons of others, Donna continues her practice of piano and is an avid reader