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Maryann Lombardi

Government of the District of Columbia, Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME)
Chief Creative Economy Officer
Working with an entrepreneurial approach, Maryann Lombardi has spent the past 20 years at the intersection of culture and commerce. She is the Chief Creative Economy Officer in Washington D.C. at the Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment, where she is working to grow the local creative economy, strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and help creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She manages Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 202Creates creative economy brand and portfolio of resources. Previously she was the Executive Director of Lisner Auditorium and Partnership Development at The George Washington University, where she worked with her team to reorganize, rebuild and grow the organization. Previous, as the Director of Creative Economy for UMass Amherst, working with the City of Springfield and University administration, she established and implemented economic development and cultural activities to create jobs and improve downtown development in Springfield. Before moving to MA, she spent ten years in New York City as an independent theater producer producing Off Broadway and regional tours. Maryann has an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the Creative Economy Coalition, and a part of the Private Sector Network Council with Americans for the Arts.