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Katie has 15+ years of experience in diverse creative business and nonprofit leadership roles. She comes to her current role as Director of Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator from Braddock Tiles, where she was the Director of a non-profit workforce development project that produced small batch architectural tiles with youth to teach job readiness skills. Katie also worked as the Curator of Public Art at Robert Morris University, has managed community ceramics studios, and ran a pottery business for five years while living in Asheville, NC. She holds a B.F.A in Studio Art and B.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina and graduates from the University of Kentucky’s Master of Arts Administration (MAM) program in December 2022. With her extensive experience in the arts and non-profit sector, Katie works to support artists, makers, and designers to sustain creative fulfillment while growing resilient businesses.

Katie Johnson, Director,
Creative Business Accelerator

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