Robert Swaney Consulting, Inc., an Indiana- and Missouri-based firm specializing in the implementation of fund-raising strategies for arts and other cultural institutions, has announced the appointment of SCOTT GIFFEN as senior consultant in its Springfield (Mo.) office. Giffen worked most recently at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he held dual roles as director of institutional support and partnerships and as director of development for The Learning Community. He had earlier served as executive director of Young Audiences of St. Louis; as development director of the theater company Stages St. Louis; and as executive director of Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre in St. Louis. Giffen received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Illinois’s Greenville College in 1999, and furthered his studies through a graduate seminar in visual and performing arts administration at New York University.

Posted July 28, 2009