Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, said this about our work when she was an arts leader in Chicago city government:
"I know Paul to be a seasoned, experienced, and very professional museum and non-profit consultant. I know Paul through his work for the Maritime Society, who wants to open a museum in Chicago. Paul has given them invaluable advice and provided very wise stewardship to the Society.
I especially thought his incorporation of guest experts speaking at each board meeting was a really smart way to build board capacity and open their eyes to the reality of opening a museum, while also cultivating buy-in for the museum among the museum/industry experts. I've even cited this as an example of "best practice" when advising other nascent non-profits on capacity development."
- Julie Burros, Office of Planning, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago
From the University of Chicago came this recommendation from a colleague:
"Paul's deep understanding of development and creativity contributed to a series of successful programs I organized on behalf of the Jewish Federation for synagogue leadership as well as The University of Chicago.
He is an engaging and warm presenter and a pleasure to work with him professionally. Development is an extension of strong relationships built on trust and Paul is a master at developing and maintaining these as a direct extension of his generous, deeply committed spirit."
- Rachel Kaberon, The University of Chicago and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
And, our all-time personal favorite recommendation:
"If Paul made as many saves for the Chicago White Sox as he has for the Chicago History Museum, he'd be the American League MVP!"
- Randy Adamsick, Director of Development, Chicago History Museum.