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DONNA WALKER-KUHNE is CEO and president of Walker International Communications Group. She is acknowledged as the nation’s foremost expert on audience development by the Arts & Business Council, Donna Walker-Kuhne has devoted her professional career to increasing the love and understanding of the arts for our nation’s rapidly growing multicultural population. As the former director of marketing and audience development at The Public Theater, she originated a range of audience development activities for children, students, and adults throughout New York City. In 1997-98, she completed a national 32-city tour of Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk as The Public Theater’s National Coordinator for Community Outreach, effectively increasing audiences by more than 20 percent with her community-based marketing campaigns. Prior to The Public Theater, she was director of Marketing for Dance Theater of Harlem, where her audience development efforts increased box office income by 45 percent. She was an associate producer for George C. Wolfe’s Harlem Song at the Apollo Theater. She was nominated for the Ford Foundation’s 2001 Leadership for a Changing World Fellowship. Her first book, Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community, was published in summer 2005.
Dr. Iris Davis
Dr. Davis is Board certified in internal and integrative medicine. Her present focus is to incorporate her prior knowledge and experience as well as energy medicine to help people recognize their capacity for wellness.
Dr. Tobie Stein
Tobie Stein, a two-time Fulbright Specialist (Taiwan and Israel), is proud to be working with Donna Walker-Kuhne and her company Walker International Communications Group as a consultant and guest blogger on increasing access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural workforce.
Toni D. Hendrix
CEO & Principle Partner – the Hendrix Group
Ms. Hendrix’scareer spans more than 47 years in the business consulting, communications and performing arts industries. An early pioneer of CRM and customer centric marketing, sales and operations strategies, her work was acknowledged in Don Peppers and Dr. Martha Rogers groundbreaking book, “Enterprise One to One, tools for competing in the interactive age”.
Before turning her attention exclusively to her consulting practice Ms. Hendrix held numerous managerial positions with AT&T and NCR. Notable was her role as Operating Partner for the Professional Services Business Unit where in addition to building and managing the unit,she led the completion of dozens of complex business redesign engagements throughout the United States, Asia Pacific Region, New Zealand, several Caribbean Countries and London, England. Ms. Hendrix also served in numerous capacities for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center including being the first Chief Customer Officer where she was responsible for assisting in the creation and deployment of the institution’s customer loyalty strategy.
Ms. Hendrix has developed and delivered numerous seminars on the strategic use of Customer Relationship Management, Marketing &Community Engagement, as well as, Developing Effective Business Strategies.
Toni’s guiding principle is to help her clients achieve success and sustainability through the development of strong customer relationships; which are mutually