Louise Kane joined Management Consultants for the Arts as its Managing Director in 1992.
During her tenure at MCA, Ms. Kane has worked on executive searches for both visual and performing arts clients and is the firm’s specialist in searches for senior management positions, such as development directors, external relations directors, marketing/communications directors, deputy directors and education directors. Some of her clients include: Playwrights Horizons and Poets and Writers in New York City, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in Illinois, the Ohio Historical Society, the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut, Ballet Memphis in Tennessee, La Jolla Playhouse in California and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
In addition to managing the company’s business and her work in search, Ms. Kane often assists other MCA staff on the firm’s organizational analysis and planning projects. She is also responsible for developing and writing proposals for the firm and overseeing the production of MCA’s publications.
Ms. Kane’s long term personal involvement and interest in the arts is what led her to join MCA after over 16 years in the corporate world. She worked for CIGNA Corporation, a major insurance and financial services company in New York City, in the areas of marketing, underwriting and general management for 11 years. Prior to that position, she worked for Shan, Moragan, a major underwriting management firm, based in Evanston, Illinois.
Ms. Kane holds both a journalism degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University.