Georgina has fourteen years of management and leadership experience, first as Exhibitions Director, and then as Managing Director, of the Mizel Museum in Denver. In both roles, Georgina’s priority was to offer creative strategies that grew the museum’s impact while also ensuring that programs were accessible to various audiences and aligned to mission-critical current events.
As director of exhibits she developed and orchestrated over a dozen major exhibitions from concept design, to script writing, to developing and overseeing project timelines, to developing compelling marketing materials, to planning and managing opening events. As managing director she oversaw museum operations, developed community programs, generated and implemented outreach strategies, and led the museum staff.
As the face of the museum, Georgina developed programmatic collaborations with partner organizations and established enduring relationships with area teachers and administrators, expanding the museum’s client base.
Georgina is an active member of Denver’s art and culture world. She served on the Board of Directors of Culturehaus of the Denver Art Museum, and was an art selection committee member for Denver International Airport, in addition to several other public art projects around Denver. She feels passionate about amplifying the voices of individuals, organizations, and institutions working for social justice and change.
She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), and a BA in Psychology and a BA in Art History, also from CU. Outside of work, Georgina enjoys the outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Individualization, Learner, Arranger, Strategic, Connectedness
Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving (INTP)
From a young age I’ve gravitated towards story telling. I remember being a very small person, walking around New York City with my family, and stopping to take note of the street art peeking up at me from the sidewalks. I realized later in life that those early experiences were really about connecting to story: what message does this artwork communicate? What values and vision does it express? What is its impact on me and others passing by?
Fast forward to my work in and around museums. For the past fourteen years I found deep fulfillment in continuing to uphold the significance of sharing stories in order to spark connection and deepen engagement around an issue or a problem. I thrived in developing and implementing story-centric and mission-designed strategies that maximized impact. Now, I look forward to translating and growing my experience by collaborating with clients to align purpose and goals, improve culture, and design change strategies that propel them into the future. I’m thrilled to be working with a team of bright individuals so dedicated to making a difference for our clients and the world.
Some of my favorite kinds of projects are:
- Collaborating with others in developing an idea through to implementation
- Inspiring individuals and teams to make positive change in their communities and the world
If I had to sum up my pandemic year, I might say it was the year I got to spend each day of an entire summer with my daughter. It was also the year that I significantly altered my career path by taking the brilliant advice of my coach: to lead with my values (keep it...