Abby Shue

Deputy Director of External Relations and Advancement



Abby Shue is Deputy Director of External Relations and Advancement, overseeing fundraising, public programming and events, membership, marketing and communications. She came to the Speed from Fund for the Arts where, as Vice President of Development, she led the Fund’s united arts campaign. Under Abby’s leadership, the Fund’s campaign revenue increased 15% in four years.

Prior to her service at the Fund, Abby played a variety of roles at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, leading to her position as Vice President overseeing board relations, government relations, community relations, and strategic planning. She also managed the Center’s renowned contemporary art collection.

In 2016, Abby graduated from Vanderbilt University’s MBA program, where she was selected to receive their annual full-tuition scholarship for a non-profit executive.

Abby currently serves as Louisville Public Media’s Board Treasurer and has served on boards for Young Professionals of Louisville, Hope Scarves, and Actors Theatre’s interACT. Business First of Louisville honored her as a Forty Under Forty recipient (2012) and a Top 20 Nonprofit Professional (2016). Abby is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and Leadership Louisville, and she has been nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the arts field.