By: Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD

March 24, 2023

Madeline Smith’s career at Slover Linett is unique in the range of roles she’s held and the depth of experience she’s gained across eight pivotal years with us. So I’m delighted to announce her well-earned promotion to vice president.

As VP, Madeline will continue to direct projects and will join the firm’s management circle, which includes myself as president; Tanya Treptow, PhD, vice president & director of research; and Cory Garfin, vice president. The circle works closely with Peter Linett, co-founder, to set vision and policy, develop and oversee projects, and mentor the rest of the team.

Madeline has exceled in so many ways here: building strong and lasting thought-partnerships with clients, having her finger on the pulse of trends and ideas in the arts and culture sector, and bringing strategic, highly analytical thinking to every question. All of us are excited about how we — and our clients — will continue enjoying and benefitting from her colleagueship at this more senior level.

Since joining Slover Linett back in 2015, Madeline has worked across all the different fields of cultural engagement that we study, and she’s become an expert at both quantitative and qualitative research methods. I recently asked her what some of her favorite clients have been, and she had no shortage of past and current examples: the Venice Biennale with the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Adventure Science Center in Nashville, SFMOMA, the Asian Art Museum (also in San Francisco), Iolani Palace (in Honolulu), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, our very own MCA Chicago, the Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Theatre Group, and Eastern State Penitentiary. Among others!

Please join me in congratulating Madeline on her new role! Her email remains the same.

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