Luisa Adrianzen Guyer
Luisa Adrianzen Guyer (she/her) is a distinguished executive and fundraising leader in the arts and culture field. With a career spanning over three decades, she has held numerous senior positions across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Her exceptional multifaceted expertise lies in optimizing organizational performance, resource allocation, and cultivating meaningful donor and client relationships founded on shared values. Adrianzen Guyer has excelled in enhancing operational efficiency, implementing data-driven strategic initiatives, and designing robust contingency plans.
Before assuming her role as Vice President at ACG, Adrianzen Guyer made significant contributions to the firm as a Senior Advisor, playing a pivotal role in the successful completion of numerous projects. Previously, Adrianzen Guyer achieved notable successes as Director of Development at Portland Center Stage, Associate Director of Development at Portland Art Museum, Director of Development at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and various other nonprofit and for-profit entities. Development Departments under her guidance have raised a cumulative $73 million in annual fund, arts and education and engagement programming, planned giving, sustainability and capacity building, and capital campaigns. Adrianzen Guyer also served as Executive Director at French American Museum Exchange and Converge 45, where she restructured and optimized management, development, and communications activities.
"Art has played a vital role in my life since my childhood. Our mother inculcated an appreciation for arts and culture in my sister and me from an early age, and I have followed her example with my two children. Art is part of our cultural patrimony and a testament to our human experience; it encourages lifelong learning and rewards curiosity. Art precedes socio-political movements and serves as a historical record of our successes and failures."
"As an arts administrator, I believe it is our responsibility to ensure everyone feels welcome at our institutions by providing vocabulary and context, and that they see themselves and their stories reflected in the art we present."
Beyond her professional endeavors, Adrianzen Guyer is an avid community advocate. She currently serves as board director and treasurer of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington and contributes as a committee member of the Art Task Force of Central City Concern. Adrianzen Guyer is committed to advancing and supporting diversity and equity, and she is a member of Latinos Unidos 9th Cohort at Portland’s Latino Network.
Adrianzen Guyer's background is as diverse as her accomplishments. She holds dual Peruvian and first-generation U.S. citizenship, having been born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Lima, New Orleans, and Miami. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in French, and possesses conversational skills in Greek and Italian. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.