FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 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 Renée Danger-James has joined the firm as Vice President to expand the Executive Search practice area and support Revenue Enhancement projects. Based in ACG’s Raleigh office, she brings nearly 30 years of expertise in development, relationship and consensus building, strategic visioning, and business mediation spanning the arts and culture sector.
Danger-James comes to ACG upon completion of her service with Warren Wilson College where she held roles as Senior Director of Development and Major Gift Officer. An experienced strategist, she led the college through rebranding initiatives during a pivotal juncture of leadership transition and conceived valuable partnerships to amplify organizational visibility and impact. She also expanded the portfolio of donors and cultivated relationships with alumni, significantly increasing financial support for the arts and humanities programs.
During her tenure as Director of Development at Harlem Stage, she introduced and executed a strategic plan that built upon the organization’s outstanding legacy and secured a path to a socially and financially sustainable future following the renovation of its legendary site, The Gatehouse. A well-versed professional, Danger-James also fulfilled senior leadership roles with the Young People Chorus of New York City, The Kitchen, and WP Theater, in addition to her extensive development training and practice with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s. While at the Young People Chorus of New York City, she supported several effective fundraising efforts, including the 10th Anniversary Campaign that delivered the organization’s record-breaking $1 million grant.
In making the announcement, ACG Senior Vice President Wyona-Lynch McWhite said, “ACG is thrilled to have Renée Danger-James join the team as Vice President. A trusted professional, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that will prove instrumental to our clients’ success. Danger-James’ proven accomplishments in development and her deep understanding of the arts and culture industry will be valuable contributions towards ACG’s achievements.”
“Culture is how we live, and practice, our humanity. Art is the mirror that can inform, inspire, and empower enlightenment and fuel change. This positions our sector to lead with urgency, and commitment, to the transformational power of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access,” said Danger-James. “Employing ACG’s proven practice methods in building intentional, inclusive, and collaborative leadership teams will impact organizations, their communities, and the sector, creating a roadmap for other industries.”
Danger-James received a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre management and theatre performance from Tarkio College and a master of arts administration degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
About Arts Consulting Group
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, 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.