Jeannie Howe is executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, a leading nonprofit provider of services to artists and cultural organizations in the region. Whether they are emerging or established, mainstream or underground, grassroots or institutional, GBCA believes in unifying and strengthening all members of the creative community.
Since 2012 she has led GBCA to a significant increase in membership and innovative programs which include artists awards, a fellowship for emerging arts leaders of color, and is currently working to increase earned income opportunities for artists and cultural organizations. Howe has an eclectic background including in professional theater, as well as in the fields of adult literacy, statewide childcare advocacy, and stem cell transplantation. Prior to joining the GBCA, Howe was founder and president of BayCliff Associates and provided management and fundraising consultation. At that time, she led a successful $17.7 million capital campaign Everyman Theatre in Baltimore.
She serves on the Boards of The Leadership Alumni Council, The Leadership, Callaway Garrison Improvement Association, and Baltimore National Heritage Area. A 2016 graduate of The Leadership in Baltimore City, she was recognized as one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland in both 2014 and 2018. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of MD (BA Theatre) and Miami University of Ohio (MA Theatre). She is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.