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A&C | Susan Abbott, Principal
As founding director of Abbott & Company, Inc. and its sister firm, Art Programs, Inc. (which was sold in 1982), Susan Abbott has developed arts, public education, and public relations projects for leading Fortune 500 companies, public and private institutions. She brings extensive experience in cultural program development, education and science projects, and strategic arts marketing. Susan is the author of a book on arts consulting in the corporate sector (in its third printing) and author of a book on fine art publicity (second edition). She is also the author of numerous articles on the arts and business.
Susan is a frequent lecturer and trainer on cultural marketing and public education issues in the U.S., U.K., Japan and Australia, and a featured speaker at national and regional conferences. Susan has presented programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, The Australian National Association of Career Counselors, the Hiroko Mashida Institute, the American Association of Museums, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Training and Employment Development Agency, and Harvard University’s Forum on Art and Business, Susan Abbott is a former Marin County Juvenile Justice Commissioner, and a member of the American Society of Trainers and Developers. She lives and works near San Francisco, California.
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