Working with a entrepreneurial approach, Maryann Lombardi has spent the past 20 years at the intersection of arts and commerce. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Lisner Auditorium and Partnership Development at The George Washington University, she worked with her team to reorganize, redevelop and grow GW Lisner. Previous, as the Director of Creative Economy for UMass Amherst, working with the City of Springfield and University administration, she established and implemented economic development and cultural activities to create jobs and improve downtown development in Springfield. Before moving to MA, she spent ten years in New York City as an independent theater producer producing Off Broadway and regional tours. Maryann has an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently she is working with the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment on their creative economy strategy. She currently serves on the board of Culture Capital, and is a member of the Creative Economy Coalition.
Maryann grew up in Bloomington, IN, spent high school outside of Baltimore, higher education in Ann Arbor and Amherst, has worked in FL, NYC, MA, and now is happily settled in DC. She lives in Capitol Hill SE and is the mother of the coolest kid on the planet.