As founder and managing director of METStrategies since 2008, Tuttle has specialized in management, planning, and branding for cultural, philanthropic, and other social benefit organizations. The firm has provided strategic guidance to nonprofit organizations in the arts, science, education, and foundation fields, helping them enhance their organizational and leadership capacity, sharpen their focus and impact, and hone their identities and communications. Her clients have included the Crocker Art Museum; National Museum of American Jewish History; Contemporary Museum; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
A thought-leader in the museum community, Tuttle has co-authored a book, Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement, scheduled for publication this spring. From 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. She was deputy director and chief of External Relations and Planning at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC from 2006 to 2008; and director of the museum's External Affairs division from 2004 to 2005. She also served as senior vice president for communications for The Freedom Forum and Newseum.
Tuttle brings significant experience with national nonprofit membership, advocacy, and service organizations to CDP. She served as senior vice president of Institutional Advancement at America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth. She was 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 and participated in NGO coalitions to win reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Arts (1989) following controversy over grants to two contemporary photographers, and pass the Civil Rights Restoration Act (1988) and the National Voter Registration Act (1989).
A graduate oF Brown University, Tuttle is a frequent university guest lecturer and presenter at Cultural Industry conferences. She is a Commissioner for the Arts in Alexandria, VA, and is a past board member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. She is a member of The Museum Group consulting consortium, and of the American Association of Museums.
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