100 South State Street
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago convenes a monthly morning gathering for arts administrators to discuss topics and share ideas relevant to the business of art. Breakfast Club is a dynamic opportunity for arts administrators to connect with one another and collaborate on solutions for navigating personal and industry challenges.
Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Board Coaching is back! We know that each board of directors is unique; they carry varied skill sets, they have different financial capabilities, and possess rare connections to the communities they live and work in. It’s no surprise that prescribed board composition templates or governance best practices don’t always apply! All-star Business Volunteers for the Arts Jennifer Harris and Kristen Evans will join Breakfast Club to provide focused board coaching and facilitate connections between peers who may be experiencing similar challenges.
When registering below, please describe two of your greatest challenges when working with your organization’s board of directors. This may include governance, creation of new bylaws and policies, cohesive understanding of the organization’s mission, etc.
A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided.
Jennifer Harris is a seasoned PR and marketing communications professional focused on the development and promotion of thought leadership content. With experience in senior public relations firm management, Jennifer brings more than 20 years’ experience serving the professional services, technology and arts sectors, including clients such as JLL, Ernst & Young, Stewart Title and KeyBank. Passionate about the arts, Jennifer is a veteran Business Volunteers for the Arts consultant and has led A&BC board development workshops. She is currently board president of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians.
Kristen Evans is a brand strategist, entrepreneur, consultant, and meeting facilitator who turns insights into action. Her career has spanned corporate sponsorship management for collegiate athletics, business development, data-storytelling, and consumer insights at Proctor & Gamble (where she contributed innovation strategies to global brands COVERGIRL, Pantene, and more), and Kraft Foods. Kristen currently focuses on her company, The Strength & Grace Group, a health and wellness holding company. Outside of business and wellness, Kristen is a dance educator, choreographer, and teaching artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.