Beth Tuttle

Managing Director, METStrategies for Leadership

Beth Tuttle is an author, nonprofit strategy consultant, and organizational leader with experience in the cultural, philanthropic, advocacy, and corporate sectors. She was DataArts’ founding President and CEO, guiding its growth into a national nonprofit and positioning it for its merger with SMU’s National Center for Arts Research, after 10 years as a program of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Beth believes in the power of cultural experiences to change lives and has dedicated her career to helping creative organizations envision, plan, and execute sustainable and dynamic futures. Beth is the founder and Managing Director of METStrategies, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, strategic and business planning, communications, and branding for social benefit organizations. Her clients have included museums, public arts agencies, private foundations, and online media services, all seeking to achieve greater mission impact, deepen stakeholder engagement, or undertake significant organizational transformation. A longtime Master Gardener, Beth also served as President and CEO of The American Horticultural Society. Prior to joining DataArts, she served as Deputy Director and Chief of External Relations and Planning for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and as Senior Vice President for Communications for The Freedom Forum and Newseum. In the corporate sector, she worked in advertising and marketing with DMB&B and the Goldberg-Marchesano Agency. A graduate of Brown University, Beth is co-author of Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement (American Alliance of Museums Press, 2013). From 2010 through 2012 she was a visiting professional for Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. Beth was an arts commissioner for the City of Alexandria, VA., and a member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington’s board of directors. In addition to serving on SMU DataArts’ national Board of Advisors, Beth is a member of The Museum Group, a collective of independent museum consultants who seek to initiate dialogue on issues with the power to transform the museum field and stimulate new thinking on how museums are created.