Vice Chair


Donald S. Sutton is a private consultant in marketing and licensing to artists in music and theater. He is formerly Assistant Dean for External Affairs of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University where he served as a personal advisor to one of the state’s most respected economic forecasters, after a year as Director of Development at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information.  Don has worked extensively in development and non-profit management for more than 20 years directing museum campaigns in marketing public affairs and/or chief development officer for New York’s Museum of Arts & Design, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Columbia University/Teachers College Campaign and the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. He followed posts with theNew York State Council on the Arts with assignments as Executive Producer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation Managing Director of the Dance Theater of Harlem. Don spent 10 years, ultimately as Vice President for Economic Development, at New York’s Empire State Development Corp where he served as project manager for the re-development of Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater and the 125th St. National Black Theater.  Don received a BA in History and Speech/Communications from Elmhurst College, IL, the Master of Fine Arts in Stage Direction from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC and the Master of Business Administration from Fordham University Graduate School of Business at Lincoln Center.