THE ACTORS FUND ANNOUNCES KEITH MCNUTT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ACTORS FUND WESTERN REGION
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THE ACTORS FUND
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
THE ACTORS FUND WESTERN REGION
New York, NY (October 20, 2020) – The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, today announced the promotion of Keith McNutt to Executive Director of The Fund’s Western Region.
Prior to running their west coast operations, a position McNutt has held since 2006, he served for a decade as head of The Actors Fund’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in their New York office.
“Keith is incredibly committed to the well-being of the communities we serve,” said Joseph P. Benincasa, President and CEO of The Actors Fund. “His extensive experience, combined with his creative and caring leadership, has not only strengthened, but also has helped to increase our services for the entertainment industry.”
In addition to being named as Executive Director of the Western Region, McNutt was elected to the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation (AFHDC) Board of Directors, which was established by The Actors Fund to work to provide professionals in the performing arts with access to affordable housing.
In recent years, McNutt has led the charge for the Hollywood Arts Collective, an affordable housing complex for the performing arts and entertainment community. The building, now currently in development by The Actors Fund and Thomas Safran Associates, is slated for a fall 2020 groundbreaking.
McNutt holds a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Master of Social Work from New York University, and completed the Executive Education Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford University School of Business. His 2013 report, LA Creates: Supporting the Creative Economy in Los Angeles, was published as an attachment to the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy in California and the Los Angeles Region.
THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
Keith McNutt, Executive Director, Western Region of The Actors Fund
Keith McNutt has been Director of the Western Region of The Actors Fund since 2006, and was named Executive Director in 2020. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked in and then managed the HIV/AIDS Initiative of The Fund’s New York office for over 11 years. McNutt has a Master of Social Work from New York University and is licensed in the states of California and New York. He has a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Before entering the field of social work, he was a policy analyst at the U.S. Interagency Council on the Homeless, a program analyst at the National Clearinghouse on Runaway and Homeless Youth, and on the media relations staff of the Ohio Senate. In addition to his work at The Fund, McNutt has served on the National Grants Committee of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and was awarded a 2012-13 Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation to study the creative economy in Los Angeles. His 2013 report, LA Creates: Supporting the Creative Economy in Los Angeles, was published as an attachment to the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy in California and the Los Angeles Region.
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