It’s a New Day

Interim President, Mark Grote, says “it’s a new day” for one of the oldest art schools in the country.

Native Cincinnatian Mark Grote replaced John Sullivan following his retirement. Grote spent thirty years at P&G as Director of Research and Development leading some of the company’s most innovative products.

Grote spent the past 10 years as President of Grote Consultants, where he specializes in strategic planning. He’s created strategic plans for organizations such as Great Parks of Hamilton County, Chatfield College, and Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection. Now he brings his expertise to the historic Art Academy.

“The new vision for the school will attract the most creative young minds to our city, and keep that talent in Cincinnati,” says Grote.

The Academy had a vision for the future that few others could see when we boldly moved from Eden Park to Over-the-Rhine in 2005. Thirteen years in and we’re still pushing boundaries and looking towards the future.