Arts Consulting Group Appoints Andy Fife as Vice President in Seattle

Andy Fife Vice President

April 4, 2022
Contact: Wendi Griffiths
(888) 234.4236 Ext. 231

BOSTON — Arts Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of hands-on management consulting services to the arts and culture industry, announced that Andy Fife has joined the firm as Vice President to expand the leadership transitions area. Based in Seattle, Fife is an expert in strategy, leadership, and governance. He brings 25 years of experience in founding and leading nonprofits and public programs in the arts and creative sector with an extensive background in executive leadership transitions and organizational design, finance, strategy, and governance.

Fife was the Owner and Principal Consultant of Fife Consulting where he worked with a range of nonprofits, government agencies, and small businesses specializing in the creative sector. In this role he provided executive search, interim management, community engagement, strategic planning, leadership coaching, and assessment services. In addition, Fife worked as a Cultural Policy and Creative Industries Specialist for government and civic agencies in Seattle, King County, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

With an extensive background in publishing and communications, Fife served as Publisher and CEO & President of City Arts Media in Seattle. During his tenure, he led the transformation of a free monthly print magazine into a digital media company and associated arts audience membership club. He also worked with dozens of outside vendors, partners, and sponsors to produce numerous events and 12 print issues per year, delivering 50,000 copies per month to 950 locations throughout the Seattle area.

His additional leadership roles include serving as the Executive Director at Shunpike, one of Puget Sound's key regional arts service agencies, and as Interim Executive Director at The Vera Project, where he led the executive search process for the permanent director and temporarily managed finance, governance, and operations for the member-run all-ages music venue.

A Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional, Fife has served as Advocacy Chair for the Washington State Arts Commission and as Board Chair and Treasurer for FEEST in Seattle. He holds a bachelor of science degree in communications and performance studies from Northwestern University.

In making the announcement, ACG Senior Vice President Wyona Lynch McWhite said, “We are so honored to have Andy Fife join ACG and lend his expertise in the areas of nonprofit arts leadership as well as publishing, communications, and community relations. His passion for guiding and shaping arts and culture organizations is evident. We are also excited to expand to Seattle to strengthen our support for clients in the Pacific Northwest region.”

“I've long admired the work of ACG as an international leader in the field,” said Fife “I'm both grateful and excited for the opportunity to join this team of accomplished and like-minded peers, where my years of experience as a consultant with arts and community organizations will contribute to projects all around the country. ”

About Arts Consulting Group

ACG is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, strategic planning & community engagement, facilities & program planning, and other capacity building services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, ACG is a full-service firm that effectively works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, and for-profit entities that operate in the creative industries. The firm takes a contemporary approach to client challenges and opportunities focused on growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities. ACG senior team members have leadership experience in every type of artistic and cultural discipline and they seamlessly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments. The firm currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, DC. ACG employees and consultants are embedded in communities throughout North America to invigorate clients so that they can achieve the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability. For more information, please visit or contact or (888) 234.4236.

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