Leading through the Arts
Leading through the Arts
Leading through the Arts
Chief Executive Officer
I am a project manager, creative designer, and production specialist whose professional experience includes branding, marketing, team leadership, event planning, and film, theater, and music production. She has specialized training in diversity, equity, inclusion and conflict resolution.
My client list includes international and national-based companies and nonprofits such as Ackerman and McQueen, The Goodwill Industries, Chesapeake Energy, The Jones Assembly, Citizen's Bank, Crowe Dunlevy, Dunlap Codding, Search For Common Ground, and deadCenter Film. With numbers building in 2022, the local projects I have served generated a $6 million annual impact across Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
I hold a Seton Hall University Master's of Science degree in International Affairs, a SHU Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability graduate certification, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification from the University of Southern Florida. Prior to graduate school, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University and am a member of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society and the Oklahoma Motion Picture Alliance.
In addition to my professional work, I am a music artist with Willow Way, speaker with The Siotha Project, and live in Oklahoma City, OK with my 10-year-old daughter and two quirky pups.
Business Development Coordinator
I’m Jillian Woods, and I live in Boise, Idaho with my family and have the fortunate gift of teaching yoga and sharing my work with my community. As a freshman in college I fell in love with yoga and carried my practice with me to Washington DC after graduating. I worked for E & J Gallo Winery from 2003-2011. I was in the leadership development program at Gallo and worked as a sales representative, district manager, fine wine specialist and field marketing manager for the winery.
In 2007, I obtained my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher certification through Sama Yama in Washington DC. In 2009 I moved to Oklahoma City and met my kindred friend and mentor Karen Prior, creator of Mamaste. Through Karen’s program I obtained my Mamaste Prenatal Yoga Certification and began teaching alongside Karen offering Mamaste Prenatal Yoga Classes to the Oklahoma City community. From there I continued my education with Karen and received my Postnatal Certification and Yoga for Women/Renewal Certification.
I am excited to bring my background, education, and life experience to Artio, and work with Jenn and the incredible team she has assembled. I am originally from Phoenix, AZ, and gained my Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. I have over 15-years of corporate experience at JPMorgan Chase and have worked in various departments including analyst management. I've served on leadership boards and committees within the company and helped advise on DEI policies and strategies.
My professional background, along with my social justice and human rights research, has inspired me to speak and teach on the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within work cultures and communities. I live with my husband, baby boy, and two dogs in Phoenix and love traveling and meeting new people.
Originally from Enid, I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Economics and a minor in Geography. Not long after graduation, I found my mark in the fashion scene and modeled for various high-profile shows. I worked for over 10-years in the salon industry and served as a member of upper management at Revel 8 Salon & Spa, Revel 8 Grooming and Revel 8 Nail Studio. I reviewed and evaluated business procedures ranging from expenses to systems to policies. I served as Revel 8's main communication between the business’ owner, management, and directors of all three shops. I joined the Artio team as Resource Coordinator in 2021, and I also offer flower and hospitality services for events.
I am gained my B.A. in Business from the University of Central Oklahoma and went to work for Chesapeake Energy's accounting department not long after graduation. I worked in the corporate world for six year until I decided to stay home with my amazing three kids. I have freelanced with design and events over the last three years and am happy to work with Artio's team of amazing women!
Nonprofit & Community Advisor
I gained my Master's Degree in Art Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University, and I am currently pursuing my PhD in arts administration through University of Kentucky. I have over five years of nonprofit arts administration experience, primarily through the Salvation Army, and have taught arts-based programs for more than eight years. My background also lies in event planning, fundraising, board governance, marketing, HR development, grant writing and contract negotiation.
In addition to my role at Artio Services, I teach at Oklahoma City University for their Nonprofit Management Master's degree program and serves on the board for Race Dance Collective. My goal is to equip others with leadership strategies they can use to create a diverse and inclusive spaces within the arts.