Drawn to Minnesota’s rich arts culture, Molly Chase moved to the Twin Cities in 2011 and transitioned her career from corporate management to nonprofit arts management. Her appointment to the Board, made by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, went into effect on September 28, 2020 and expires January 1, 2024.
During her four-year tenure as managing director of Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul, Molly directly assisted artists and arts organizations in advancing their goals, as well as oversaw stewardship of $1.2M on behalf of 235 fiscally sponsored arts organizations. Additionally, Molly served as managing director of HUGE Improv Theater for seven years, during which time she grew the organization’s annual budget more than threefold.
A former vice president and executive producer at a Fortune 500 company, Molly began her career developing new digital products at WarnerMedia (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim) for eleven years, plus one year at Discovery Communications (Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TLC, and HowStuffWorks).
In her current work as an independent consultant, Molly takes a practical and engaging approach to goal setting, project evaluation, and process improvements.
Molly is also an improviser and podcaster who directs and teaches improv. Early in her career, she produced independent film, including a documentary that profiled best practices in public middle school education.