FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 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, today announced that Dat Ngo has joined the firm as Associate Vice President to support the Executive Search and IDEAS practice areas. Based in ACG’s Washington, DC location, Ngo brings over 20 years of experience in arts education, program planning, strategic visioning, diversity training, executive coaching, and community engagement.
A trusted voice within the arts and culture sector, Ngo has dedicated his career to raising awareness about structural injustices and promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. Ngo joins ACG following his tenure as Education Director at Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), the longest running youth theater in the Washington, DC area. While there, Ngo introduced a wide variety of programs designed to incite creativity, ensure educational excellence, expand access to anti-bias learning, and support historically vulnerable communities.
Previously, Ngo spent 14 years at Shakespeare Theatre Company, serving as Associate Director of Education and Associate Director ofEngagement and Inclusion. In these positions, Ngo implemented impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and jump started the careers of over 350 emerging arts professionals through the organization’s fellowship program. An inspiring and committed community leader, Ngo has also previously fulfilled key roles at Sitar Arts Center, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, Foundations, Inc., and Philadelphia Theatre Company.
With a diverse set of skills and experiences in education, community engagement, arts advocacy, training, curriculum writing, program development, and evaluation, Dat employs art as a vehicle for progressive change - whether it be at the individual, organizational, or community level. A first-generation Vietnamese American, Ngo continues to partner with organizations such as artEquity, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and the National Endowment for the Arts in the fight for racial justice and accessibility for all who wish to engage with the arts.
In making the announcement, ACG Senior Vice President Wyona Lynch-McWhite said, “We are honored to have Dat Ngo join our team as Associate Vice President. Ngo’s extensive expertise in community engagement, education, and arts advocacy, as evidenced by his numerous professional accomplishments, gives us great confidence that our clients will be well served as we move forward."
“I am thrilled to bring my skills and experience to Arts Consulting Group, to support new arts and culture leaders across the country and abroad,” said Ngo. “In various roles over the last two decades in theatre, arts education, community engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion, I have coached young artists and early career professionals to reach their potential. ACG grants me the opportunity to expand my reach to a national landscape, connecting future leaders with organizations that are ready to support them.”
Ngo holds a bachelor of science degree in film and television from Boston University.
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, 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 ArtsConsulting.com or contact info@ArtsConsulting.com or (888) 234.4236.