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Christina Rusnak
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Oregon & SW Washington
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Oregon & SW Washington Chapter Board
Consulting Focus: Disciplines
Consulting Focus: Client Type
Public or Regulated, Small Business
Consulting Focus: Consulting Firm Type
Solo Startups
Last updated: 8/1/2016
Ms. Christina Rusnak, Owner, Switchback Group
Professional -- Chapter: Oregon & SW Washington
Professional Information
Switchback Group
2712 NE 13th Ave.
97212  United States
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971 275-2534 (Phone)
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  Institutional/Nonprofit, Private/Commercial, Public/Government
  Business Services, Government/Public Sector, Other Industry, Retail/Leisure
  71: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, 81: Other Services (except Public Administration)
  Leadership Development, Organizational Design/Devt, Other, Process Improvement, Strategy/Planning
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- Arts and cultural planner, researcher, and creator in multiple capacities with a focus at the intersection of place, people and culture/arts.
- Switchback Group, LLC, helps strengthen communities through culture, heritage and creativity.
- Twenty years successful management experience in senior management & Non-Profit executive leadership; skilled in all aspects of Management and Non Profit functions including business analysis, strategic & tactical planning, community planning, project management, budgeting, forecasting, staff development, partnerships and engagement
- Six years as management consultant and creative entrepreneur working with varied organizations, adhering to the Institute of Management Consultant’s highest standards of ethics
- Management Consulting Certificate: Willamette University; Masters from the UNT; Pursuing certification in Cultural Planning from UBC.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Business for Culture and the Arts, Portland
Institute of Management Consultants, ORSWW Board member
Portland Emerging Arts Leaders - Professional Development Committee
Portland Business Alliance
International Alliance of Women in Music, Board Member
New Music USA
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- Capability to analyze and evaluate holistically to identify strategic opportunities & flexibility to shift between strategic analysis and tactical focus
- Current endeavors include creating Organizational Business Plans, Community Cultural Assessments and Plans, Creative Placemaking, and Cultural Tourism Strategies.
- Primary consulting experience with Non-Profit Organizations and State and Federal Agencies.
- Skilled communicator, both written and verbal with diverse groups and stakeholders and adept working in a matrix organization with a multi-disciplinary team
- Creative success includes commissions, recordings and workshops
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