President & CEO
Kassie Hilgert is President & CEO of ArtsQuest, the 9th largest nonprofit arts organizations in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1984, ArtsQuest is dedicated to providing unparalleled access to the arts, as well as using arts and culture as key tools for economic development in the region. Each year, it presents over 2,200 concerts, art and educational programs, with 65 percent of this programming available to the community for free. Hilgert has been with ArtsQuest since 2008, starting as the organization’s Vice President of Advancement before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advancement in 2010. In July 2014, following a national search, Hilgert was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees to be the organization’s second President & CEO. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Hilgert has extensive experience in marketing, development, corporate communications and community relations. Hilgert serves on several nonprofit boards in the region.