Our People

Beth Tuttle

Managing Director

With more than 25 years experience with leading national non-profit, cultural and private sector organizations, Beth is recognized as a creative thinker, organizational and brand strategist who helps her clients envision, plan for and achieve transformational new initiatives. Much of her work has focused on developing, launching and repositioning cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations, as well as new products and businesses.

She has been a leader in the museum community, having served as Deputy Director, Chief of External Relations and Planning for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and as Senior Vice President for Communications, responsible for launching the Newseum in 1997. Beth worked in the foundation sector for more than a decade and currently advises a number of private foundations on giving strategy. Building on her advertising agency and fundraising experience, Beth has created powerful brand identities, award-winning advertising, marketing, public relations, political advocacy, membership and development campaigns.

A graduate of Brown University, Beth served for five years on the board of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, on the Media and Public Affairs Committee of the Council on Foundations and is currently a member of the Newseum’s National Advisory Committee.

 

Beth Tuttle collaborates with an ensemble of experienced experts who have built strong working relationships over the past decade. More than just seasoned consultants with multi-institutional perspective, we’ve been on the management front lines of some of the most successful and recognizable organizations around. We join forces to give our clients the benefit of integrated, cross-disciplinary thinking from a high-functioning team of principals. This results in insightful big-picture thinking grounded in practical operational experience.



Affiliated Consultants

Anne Bergeron

Fundraising and Operational Planning

For 25 years, Anne Bergeron has helped nonprofit organizations create financial stability and build engaged communities by refining their internal operations, expanding their outreach to constituents and increasing their philanthropic support. She specializes in resource development – a synthesis of fundraising, operational planning and organizational development – in the public sector fields of arts, design, education and historic preservation. She has led the planning for programmatic and capital initiatives, and assisted organizations in creating and implementing viable operating and fundraising plans that help to sustain their futures. In support of these efforts, she has consistently raised leadership gifts from individuals and institutions alike.

Anne has held senior management posts at diverse cultural and educational organizations, such as the National Writer’s Voice Project, where she managed the national expansion of a local literary arts program; the Missouri Arts Council, where she oversaw the programmatic development of a $200 million statewide cultural trust fund; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she secured national landmark status for its historic building and multi-million dollar funding towards its exterior restoration. She has led fundraising workshops for her clients, the Guggenheim Museum’s internship program and the Bank Street Museum Education Leadership graduate program, among others. Anne is a Visiting Practitioner at Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, where she is collaborating with her Museum Group colleague, Beth Tuttle, on a research project exploring the characteristics of high-performing museums.

A native of Connecticut, Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Trinity College and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University. She is a trustee of ArtTable and a member of the American Association of Museums and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She and her husband were recognized by the State of Missouri for restoring an architecturally significant mid-century home designed by Harris Armstrong in St. Louis.


Michael Altman

Brand Strategist

While on the client side for more than 15 years, Michael developed a reputation for building outstanding marketing-driven organizations that contribute to positive economic development, community growth and social change. Since 2004, Michael has been working on strategic planning, marketing, communication and brand development assignments for a broad range of public and private sector clients including; Niagara Region, the cities of Washington, DC, Raleigh, NC, Calgary, AB and Yonkers, NY, Royal Ontario Museum, Shakespeare Theatre, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Harbourfront Cultural Centre and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Previously he served for six years as Chief Marketing Officer at Smithsonian Enterprises and has consulted to the Tourism Departments of both Mexico and the Cayman Islands.

Michael has a Master’s degree in hospitality and tourism studies from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a certified focus group moderator/facilitator. He also teaches graduate-level courses on destination branding and applied strategic planning at George Washington University and is a member of CEO for Cities – a national network of urban leaders working to create Next Generation cities that excel in the areas of talent, connections, innovation and distinctiveness. Michael lives in Washington, DC.


Dan Solomon

Digital Media Strategist

Dan Solomon brings more than 15 years of experience in helping organizations leverage digital techniques to achieve marketing and revenue objectives.  Most recently, Dan served as CEO for Virilion, a leading full-service digital agency with clients such as UNICEF, Anheuser Busch, eBay, and St. Jude’s Hospital, until the company’s recent merger. Dan is author of Media Rules!: Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect With and Keep Your Audience (Wiley) and speaks frequently to professional communicators about digital media.  Dan also serves on the advisory board of the The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.


Janine Underhill

Graphic Facilitation

For more than 12 years Janine Underhill has helped make the invisible visible for Fortune-100 clients and nonprofit organizations that need a repeatable blueprint to reach important meeting outcomes.  She works with groups that need to get diverse minds on board to accomplish complex team efforts, those who need to arrive at solidified leadership decisions based on quality discoveries.  Utilizing graphic facilitation, corporate storytelling and consulting, Janine helps thought leaders and innovators experience breakthroughs as they turn meetings into winning ideas and profitable outcomes. She has worked with such clients as Coca-Cola Company, National Academies of Science, SmartWool, SXSW Interactive, Smithsonian Institution, TKF Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, Saatchi and Saatchi, The World Bank and MARS, INC, Denver Public Schools, Centura Health, and Wells Fargo.