President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Tuttle joined the Cultural Data Project as President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. She has more than 25 years experience as an author, leader, organizational and brand strategist, with expertise in the cultural, philanthropic, advocacy, and corporate sectors. Previously, Tuttle founded and served as Managing Director of METStrategies, LLC, which provides strategic counsel, planning, and branding services to cultural, philanthropic and other social benefit organizations. Her clients have included the Crocker Art Museum; National Museum of American Jewish History; Contemporary Museum Baltimore; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; TKF Foundation; and the National Academies of Science, among others.
Prior to her work with METStrategies, she served as Deputy Director and Chief of External Relations and Planning for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and as Senior Vice President for Communications for The Freedom Forum and Newseum. Tuttle combines her background in communications with expertise in fundraising and philanthropy, having also held key advancement positions in nonprofit advocacy and the foundation sector for more than a decade.
She served as senior vice president of institutional advancement at America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth, and as vice president and director of communications, and director of development at People For the American Way, where she helped create a national dialogue about First Amendment issues.
A frequent speaker and thought-leader in the museum community, Tuttle co-authored a book, Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement, published in spring 2013. In 2010 through 2012, she was a visiting practitioner at the Georgetown Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership where she co-researched high-performance museums for the book.
In the private sector, Tuttle honed her skills in advertising, brand marketing, and consumer research with leading New York and Washington, DC consumer products and services agencies. She also has advised corporate leaders in strategic and crisis communications.
A graduate of Brown University, Tuttle is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and The Museum Group, a cultural consulting consortium, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Arts Research, as well as on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. She resides in Philadelphia, PA, and Alexandria, VA.
Cultural Pursuits: Painting, garden design
Hidden Skill: Figure skating
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Secretly Wants to Be: A filmmaker
Favorite CDP Feature: The parts add up to more than the whole. Creative People + Excellent Cultural Programming + Superior Data = A Vital Arts and Culture Sector