Margie Johnson-Reese

Vice President for Programs at Big Thought

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Museums and Institutions

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Margie Johnson-Reese's Overview

Current
Past
  • Executive Director at Cable Access Television of Dallas
  • Director of Education and Outreach Services - Ramses the Great Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Natural History
Connections

500+ connections

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Margie Johnson-Reese's Experience

Vice President for Programs

Big Thought

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months)

Providing guidance and expertise for delivery of academic enrichment support for children and young people in Dallas.

Interim Vice President for Programs

Big Thought

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2010Present (4 years 3 months)

Principal Consultant

MJR Partners

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

September 2009Present (5 years 1 month) dallas, texas

Strategic Planning, Public Programs and institutional Advancement. Consultant to the CEO at the Dallas African American Museum. MJR Partners is assembling a team to launch an assessment of the museum's operations and support the implementation of projects anchoring its 40th Anniversary.

Program Officer - Media, Arts and Culture

The Ford Foundation

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Philanthropy industry

September 2006September 2009 (3 years 1 month)

• Reviewed / recommended funding allocations to support cultural organizations in 14 countries that make up the West Africa region

• Organized convenings that responded to organizational development issues, cultural and heritage tourism, cultural diplomacy and development of cultural policies to support the sector

• Developed partnerships to leverage grant making, in collaboration with international agencies, cultural organizations and national government bodies

General Manager - Cultural Affairs

City of Los Angeles

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

January 2001July 2006 (5 years 7 months)

• Directed the City of Los Angeles’ Grant making budget

• Supervised staff of 145 artists and administrators

• Supervised management for City owned art collection; theatres, cultural centers, museums and collection historic monuments

• Designed International Cultural Exchange Programs, with Slavador Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bordeaux, France; Berlin, Germany and Mexico City, Mexico

• Initiated City-wide Music Education program for Children

• Liaison to City of L. A. Office of Protocol and the Los Angeles International Consular Corps

• Managed operations expenditures for over 300 city-wide festivals

Director of Cultural Affairs

City of Dallas

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

August 1995January 2001 (5 years 6 months)

Responsible for the implementation of the City of Dallas Cultural Policy.

• Supervised a staff of 83 administrative staff, cultural program managers, cultural center managers, and support staff

• Managed the city’s Public Art Program and collection of art

• Coordinated all cultural and facility planning initiatives. Developed Phase I programming for the construction of the Latino Cultural Center, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta

• Served as liaison to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote the city as a cultural tourism destination

Executive Director

Cable Access Television of Dallas

April 1990August 1995 (5 years 5 months)

Managed all aspects of the city’s 13-channel non-profit cable television system, including a facility equipped with two video production studios.

Director of Education and Outreach Services - Ramses the Great Exhibit

Dallas Museum of Natural History

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

19871989 (2 years)

Margie Johnson-Reese's Skills & Expertise

  1. Project Management
  2. Fundraising
  3. Philanthropy
  4. Organizational Development
  5. Grants
  6. Public Speaking
  7. Volunteer Management
  8. Non-profits
  9. Grant Writing
  10. Leadership
  11. Curriculum Design
  12. Nonprofits
  13. Museum Planning
  14. Government
  15. Community Outreach
  16. Community Development
  17. Museums
  18. Art
  19. Art Education
  20. Event Management
  21. Public Policy
  22. Policy
  23. Program Management
  24. Team Building
  25. Theatre
  26. Event Planning
  27. Video Production
  28. Arts Administration
  29. Research
  30. Budgets
  31. Music
  32. Public Relations
  33. Cultural Institutions
  34. Management
  35. Project Planning
  36. Program Development
  37. Time Management
  38. Program Evaluation
  39. Non-profit Administration
  40. Cultural Heritage
  41. Board Development
  42. Strategic Communications
  43. Editing
  44. Proposal Writing

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