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Ilana Simon Rubin

Senior Vice President

Ilana Simon Rubin

Senior Vice President

Ilana Simon Rubin has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing strategic institutional communications campaigns for cultural and educational organizations spanning visual and performing arts, architecture, design, and philanthropy. Since joining Resnicow and Associates in 2002, Ilana has provided executive counsel, strategy, and media relations for some of the country’s leading museums, performing arts institutions, universities, and foundations. Based in Denver, she is a member of R+A’s executive management committee and leadership team.

Ilana has provided strategic counsel to cultural leaders on a range of topics, including thought leadership, programming and engagement, and sponsorship, with extensive experience in crisis mitigation and reputation management. She has a particular expertise in the launch of new cultural institutions, including the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. She also has extensive experience leading international communications campaigns for La Biennale di Venezia, in both the art and architecture exhibitions, including eight times for the U.S. Pavilion working with artists such as Jeffrey Gibson, Martin Puryear, Mark Bradford, and Joan Jonas. Ilana has also led programs for major universities, such as Stanford, M.I.T., the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and VCU, to promote their various arts initiatives to audiences in the region, nationally, and internationally.

Current and recent clients include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Denver Art Museum; Diamond Schmitt; Ford Motor Company Fund; High Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Speed Art Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; Portland Art Museum; and United States Artists, among many others. Ilana holds a Bachelor of Arts in public policy studies from Duke University, with a minor in art history. She currently serves on the board of Buntport Theater Company and the Strategic Communications Committee for Metro Caring.

Selected Clients
2024 U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Amon Carter Museum of Art
College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at UIC
Denver Art Museum
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Phoenix Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
Speed Art Museum
Buntport Theater Company
Strategic Communications Committee for Metro Caring