Olawumi Akinwumi (She/Her)
Olawumi is currently the Deputy Director of Programs at Arts Boston. Ola's (Ola, Olasco) background is in event management and public relations. She has over ten years of experience in live entertainment and social media. As the Creative Director of AfroDesiaCity™ Ola has organized events in the Boston metropolitan area creating musical platforms for local artists, musicians, and bands.
Previously, Ola was the Director of Hibernian Hall for 10 years. Through original quality theater productions and creative arts programming, she fostered celebration of the cultural heritage of the Roxbury neighborhood.
Ola holds an MS in communications management from Simmons School of Management and a BS from the University of New Hampshire, where she began her education as a Tourism Planning and Development major. After graduation, she worked at the Sheraton Boston Hotel as an Executive Meeting Specialist and moved into several related positions that groomed her as an impresario.
Ola strives to celebrate artists, deepen the cultural landscape of Massachusetts and connect organizations to meaningful artistic partnerships.