Adam Sheldon is a senior consultant for The Osgood Group. His expertise centers around strategic planning, revenue development and management, organizational operations/infrastructure and program development and evaluation.
Adam has had an active career serving in leadership roles in higher education and in arts-based nonprofit organizations. As the Director of the Baldwin Wallace University, Community Arts School and the former Executive Director of SMART360, a youth service program, he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the real-time ‘dashboard’ of metrics key administrators and executives need in making decisions that have short-term and long-term impact on their organization.
In 2012, Adam was recognized by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation with the Education Impact Award for his leadership of SMART360 and the impact it had within the Akron Public Schools.
Adam has directed large-scale merger and acquisition initiatives to increase market share, net revenue and community offerings, led successful rebranding campaigns, transformed programs to better serve clients, scaled programs to national markets and has developed significant and diversified earned revenue streams in the organizations he’s led and worked with.
During his tenure with ArtsCleveland (previously Community Partnership for Arts and Culture), Adam played a key role in redesigning and leading the national Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute and was active in arts-related policy matters locally and regionally. Adam also provided technical assistance to arts and culture organizations to support expanded program evaluation and revenue development strategy.
Adam is currently on the faculty at Baldwin Wallace University and Case Western Reserve University, teaching courses in arts management principles and strategic revenue planning and development.
Adam holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University with an emphasis in Arts Management. He completed additional studies in business operations and development at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Brisbane, Australia. In 2015, Adam completed the Cleveland Leadership Institute’s Civic Leadership Institute.
Adam continues to stay professionally involved both regionally and nationally as an officer of the of Board of Trustees for the Dalcroze Society of America, a member of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium, a visiting evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music, the co-ambassador of the collegiate divisional network of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and as a member of the Higher Education Protection Network.