Deana McCloud

Deana McCloud is a founding partner of the Museum Collective, a consortium of music museum professionals that creates special exhibitions and programs for museums and cultural institutions. The Collective is a partner in the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame along with the Bruce Springsteen Archive and Center for American Music.

From her career as the Founding Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center and the former curator of music and programs for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, she brings a broad scope of knowledge about music history to honor the past, celebrate the present, and nurture the future. A former award-winning educator, McCloud is a frequent panelist at conferences and symposiums and provides written content and essays for a variety of publications about music and education. In addition, she serves on several nonprofit boards that are focused on social justice and community issues.