Kyle Gorden, Consultant, brings to GG+A more than 25 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit arts management. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, advancement communications, constituency development, and volunteer management.
Prior to his current role, he served for two years as chief of staff to the firm’s CEO, John Glier, coordinating all communications from the executive office and serving clients ranging from the Obama Foundation to the University of Cambridge.
Before joining GG+A, Kyle served as Director of Campaign and Internal Communications for Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Chicago. In that role he launched the first internal communications program for the organization and led numerous communication initiatives in the development of the University’s $4.5 billion campaign. Earlier, as Assistant Director of Class and Campus Programs, he helped program and market the University’s annual Alumni Weekend and class reunion events.
Kyle has served in a variety of creative and administrative roles within arts, culture, and civic organizations, including as Director of Advancement, Dramaturg, and Playwright for the Silk Road Theatre Project, which presented staged readings of his adaptations of three classic Japanese Noh plays. He was also Producing Director of The Civilians, an Obie-winning Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City, and Associate Director of Marketing for Court Theatre in Chicago. Earlier in his career he worked at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Theater on the Lake, and Lincoln Park Zoo. He also founded the multidisciplinary Hyde Park - University of Chicago Arts Fest.
In 2004-2005, Kyle was a Vilar Fellow in Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago with a concentration in East Asian languages and civilizations and spent a year abroad at the Stanford Japan Center where he received an independent study grant from the Japan Foundation.