The Arts Commission Welcomes New Additions to Staff

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by: Malena Caruso | Category: Other

The Art Commission is pleased to announce staff changes with the transition of Jordan Buschur, formerly Marketing Coordinator, to the role of Artist Services Coordinator and the new appointment of Malena Caruso as Marketing Coordinator. In the past year, The Arts Commission also welcomed team members Cail Lininger in the new role of Art in Public Places and Creative Placemaking Project manager and Kelly Rose Hirsh in the new position of Donor Relations Coordinator. These new staff positions support the increasing growth of The Arts Commission’s programming. Malena Caruso brings nearly ten years of experience in journalism and communications, in addition to her passion for community. Previously at WTOL 11 News in Toledo, Malena is looks forward to working with the community through The Arts Commission in her role as Marketing Coordinator. Caruso earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Political Science minor from Kent State University. While studying in Washington, DC, she started her journalism career at the Washington Bureau of ABC News eventually working for ESPN before going to Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and earning her Master’s of Science degree in Journalism and Media Management. Caruso is proud to act as a board member on the EPIC Toledo Advisory Board, the Executive Board for Food For Thought as well as a former Woman of the Year Candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in Toledo in 2018 and is currently a member of the LLS Leadership Committee. Malena also owns and operates downtown Toledo’s Ashtanga Yoga studio the Toledo Asana Room and creates programming for community yoga with the Toledo Mud Hens. As Artist Services Coordinator, Jordan Buschur will bring her experience in a variety of arts administration settings to the role. Previous to her time as Marketing Coordinator at The Arts Commission, Buschur directed the Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the Prescott Gallery, a commercial exhibition space in Lincoln. At each gallery, Buschur cultivated and enhanced relationships with both the broader academic community and local residents to increase the visibility of the arts in diverse audiences. With an M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, Buschur exhibits her paintings nationally. Cail Lininger is a graduate from the University of Toledo, with a B.A in Art History. He first got involved with The Arts Commission as an intern for Art in Public Places focusing on research for the Mayoral Portrait Project. Following his time with Art in Public Places, Lininger continued working with the Arts Commission as an intern for Congressional, the Art Loop, and Young Artists at Work. As the Donor Relations Coordinator, Kelly Rose Hirsh is responsible for the implementation of fundraising events, campaigns and corporate sponsorships. Prior to joining The Arts Commission, Kelly worked for over a decade in Chicago, primarily focused on public policy issues in the field of women’s health.

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