Biography: Amelia Northrup-Simpson
Amelia Northrup-Simpson has devoted her career to bringing audiences and artists together. As frequent writer and speaker on building sustainable arts organizations, developing and engaging arts audiences, and patron technology expectations, she helps arts managers cut through noise and distractions to focus on the most effective marketing and technology strategies for their organization.
Currently, Amelia is the Director of Strategic Communications at TRG Arts. She serves as an editor and writer for the firm’s consulting and research analytics projects, presentations and webinars, case studies, and the TRG blog Analysis from TRG Arts. She also serves as TRG’s in-house marketing technologist and user interface advisor. She has presented conference panels, workshops, and webinars for the Theatre Communications Group, Chorus America, and Americans for the Arts, among others. She is a member of the artsmarketing.org Advisory Committee and serves as adjunct faculty at University of Denver's Arts Development and Program Management master's degree program.
Formerly of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Arts Management and Technology (now AMTlab), Amelia wrote for the Technology in the Arts blog about social media, mobile, and other arts-related technologies, in addition to authoring white papers and research reports. Previously, Amelia worked in marketing at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, where she built their social media and e-marketing strategies from the ground up.
Amelia holds a Masters of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy and Management, as well as degrees in Vocal Music Performance and Communications from University of Missouri.