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Claudia A. Polley

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Board Member

Phone: (231) ***-****  HQ Phone
Interlochen Arts Academy
4000 South M 137
Interlochen , Michigan 49643
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • The Juilliard School
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
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Arts Academy Boarding High School: Comparative Arts Major | Interlochen Arts Academy High School, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Claudia Polley (class of '67, music major) is a museum consultant and founder of the National Association for African-American Heritage Preservation.
Claudia Polley | Institutional ..., 13 Mar 2013 [cached]
Claudia Polley | Institutional Management
Claudia is a specialist in heritage preservation and cultural tourism, and has been a speaker at conferences around the world, serving as a management consultant to numerous arts and cultural institutions throughout North America, Europe and Africa. From 2002 through 2005 she was Managing Director USA for LORD Cultural Resources Planning & Management - developing and consulting on LORD projects around the globe. She is also President of Arts Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in institutional planning and visitor experience development for new cultural institutions and those involved with change.
In the 1990s she worked closely with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and was the Founding President of the National Association for African American Heritage Preservation (NAAAHP), the national nonprofit service organization dedicated to the preservation of the built and social heritage of Africans and African Americans throughout the Americas.
Fluent in French and English, Claudia is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School. She grew up a classical musician, first on violin and then an internationally recognized singer. She moved into broadcast journalism during her years at Juilliard working first for WNBC News in New York, then NBC Sports, ultimately a newscaster and reporter for NPR based at headquarters in Washington, DC. She is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition to her work with cultural institutions, Claudia served nearly two decades on the National Advisory Council and then the National Board of The Trust for Public Land, the nation's pre-eminent land conservation organization. Her varied background provides a wealth of understanding of different points of view, and offers clients solid contacts into a variety of international arenas.
Claudia Polley | Institutional Management
about, 2 Dec 2012 [cached]
Claudia Polley - Booking Agent Claudia Polley began her lifelong immersion in music growing up with jazz greats Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, J. J. Johnson, Slide Hampton as neighbors, and Saturday afternoons with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
While at Juilliard, Claudia started working part time in the news department at WNBC radio, which led to her being an afternoon news anchor with the station a few years later. She continued to work with NBC off and on for the next 20 years, then went to work for National Public Radio in Washington as a newscaster and reporter. Her involvement with radio reporting led to leadership positions in the national and international historic/heritage preservation movement (it's all about telling stories), and for more than 15 years Claudia served as a national Advisor and/or Trustee with The Trust for Public Land.
Leadership, TPL's Board of Directors: The Trust for Public Land, 22 April 2010 [cached]
Left to right: George P. Denny, III (Chair, Boston, MA), John Baird (Chicago, IL), Claudia A. Polley (San Francisco, CA), Douglas Durst (New York, NY), James S. Hoyte (Boston, MA), Steve Baird (Chicago, IL), Martha M. Wyckoff (Seattle, WA), Brian M. Beitner (Boulder, CO), Reverend Carla Valentine Pryne (Seattle,WA), William B. Rogers (Kensington, CA), George Bell (Boston, MA), Margaret L. Brown (Anchorage, AK), Douglas P. Ferguson (Mill Valley, CA), Michael E. Patterson (New York, NY), Elliot P. Laws (Washington, D.C.), William J. Cronon (Madison, WI), James D. Sano (San Rafael, CA), F. Jerome Tone (Seattle, WA).
Claudia A. Polley, San Francisco, CA, is President of Arts Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in institutional planning and visitor experience development for new cultural institutions and those involved with change. She works with clients and colleagues to provide a clear path to good museum practice as part of social and economic development strategies in the United States and throughout the world. Using her longtime international museum involvement, she works with her clients in developing the best strategies for success in the 21st century. Her work provides clients with a breadth of vision reflecting the global nature of every institution's mission and mandate. In addition to her international museum work, Claudia is a specialist in heritage preservation and cultural tourism. She has been a speaker at conferences around the world, including being a Guest Lecturer at the Chautauqua Institution, and a speaker at the United Nations in Geneva. Because of more than ten years of service on TPL's National Leadership (Advisory) Council, it is her work in cultural and natural preservation that allows her to have a unique and widely respected view of necessary futuring for a better world. native of Indianapolis, IN, graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School, former broadcaster with National Public Radio and NBC News, and national staff to presidential candidates in 1972 and 1984, her work today reflects a life long commitment to excellence through cultural learning and social responsibility.
contact, 2 Dec 2012 [cached]
Claudia Polley - Booking Agent
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