Chief Advancement and Programming Officer
Abby Shue is the current Chief Advancement and Programming Officer. She came to the Speed from Fund for the Arts, where she served as the Vice President of Development. Abby led the Fund’s community united arts campaign with 17,000 corporate, workplace, individual and foundation donors supporting the region’s arts and cultural sector. Under Abby’s leadership, the Fund for the Arts campaign revenue increased 15% in four years and Louisville achieved the highest national per capita giving of any peer organization, with per capita giving three times the national average.
Prior to joining Fund for the Arts, Abby served in a variety of roles at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, leading to her position as Vice President where she oversaw board relations, government relations, community relations, strategic planning and management of a renowned contemporary art collection for a four-venue, quasi-state performing arts center. The Kentucky Center hosts over 500,000 patrons at more than 1,500 annual events and facilitates statewide arts education programs.
In 2016, Abby graduated from the Vanderbilt University MBA program, where she was selected to receive the annual full-tuition scholarship for a competitively selected nonprofit executive. She received her undergraduate degree from Butler University in 2009.
Abby is actively involved in the Louisville community, currently serving on the board of Louisville Public Media and previously having served on Young Professionals Association of Louisville, Hope Scarves and Actors Theatre’s interACT program. Abby is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and Ignite Louisville and is currently participating in Leadership Louisville. In 2012, Abby was named a Business First of Louisville Forty Under Forty honoree, and in 2016 was named to Business First of Louisville’s Top 20 Nonprofit Professionals.
In 2013, Abby was selected as a national representative for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Emerging Leaders Institute, and she was selected to participate in the International Society for the Performing Arts Fellowship Exchange.