Fierce Arts Advocate, Profound Listener

Deana Haggag

Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and Towson University.

I think that what I have learned about leading a nonprofit is you get better at doing it as you learn to listen more deeply, which is super hard.

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