Susan Clampitt - Ward 6
Susan Clampitt serves as a consultant to nonprofits and foundations in organizational capacity building, including strategic planning; board and program development; marketing; fundraising, and executive coaching. She held senior executive positions as director of Arts and Humanities appointments at the White House; executive director and general manager of WAMU-FM in Washington, DC, one of the country’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) stations; deputy chair for programs at the National Endowment for the Arts, where she directed the grants programs of a $100-million annual portfolio; founder and chair of the Museum Education Graduate Programs at Bank Street College of Education; associate director of media and communications at the Museum of Modern Art, and curator at the Montclair Art Museum.
At Arena Stage in Washington DC, America’s first regional theater and among the country’s most prominent, Clampitt has served as a board member for 13 years and has chaired numerous board committees. Appointed by two successive Washington, DC mayors, Clampitt serves as commissioner on the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Clampitt is a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow and has been an Aspen Institute Fellow. She has received the Fast 50 Award for entrepreneurship from Fast Company magazine, and is a winner of the Mayor’s Arts Award for service to the arts. She received a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College at Rutgers and a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education. Clampitt has completed six years of conservatory acting training.