Tara Turner Joins LAND studio as Senior Director of Development & Communications
Veteran nonprofit leader to guide fundraising, marketing, and communications for Cleveland public space organization
January 10, 2018 (Cleveland, Ohio) – LAND studio today announced that Tara Turner has joined the organization as Senior Director of Development and Communications. Turner will guide fundraising, marketing, and communications for the Cleveland-based public space and public art non-profit best known for its signature project – the $50 million revitalization of Public Square in downtown Cleveland.
Turner brings nearly three decades of experience in development and communications, with a deep fluency in Northeast Ohio’s arts and cultural sectors. She most recently served as Interim Chief Advancement Officer at Holden Forests & Gardens, and previously worked in development and communications at The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Cleveland Zoological Society, and Ideastream.
Greg Peckham Executive Director of LAND studio, explained that the organization engaged in a broad search when hiring for the newly created position, and that Turner clearly rose to the top of the large number of applicants. “LAND studio is excited to add someone with Tara’s skill, savvy, and passion to the team,” said Peckham. “In a constantly shifting nonprofit funding environment, Tara’s leadership in generating support for the organization will be a welcome addition.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of LAND studio,” said Turner. “I have long admired their work, which has done so much to improve the quality of life in Cleveland and inspire people that our city is world-class. LAND studio has a great story to tell, and I look forward to helping spread the word and generate excitement and support for the organization. I see a lot of opportunity for growth, and I can’t wait to further develop its culture of philanthropy.”
LAND studio is a Cleveland-based non-profit dedicated to making Cleveland a city filled with vibrant, textured places that unite, inspire, and enrich its people. Our work transforms and revitalizes public spaces in Cleveland its neighborhoods through collaborations in public art, world-class creative design & planning, and dynamic programming.