Paul Sznewajs

Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois

Paul Sznewajs is founding Executive Director of Ingenuity, which has driven the most arts education progress in Chicago schools in nearly four decades. Ingenuity received the 2013 Chicago Innovation Award as one of the city’s ten most innovative companies. Paul also received Boeing’s 2013 Game Changer Award, cited as the city’s arts and cultural leader who effected greatest change in the sector that year.

He is currently leading the implementation of a groundbreaking arts data and mapping platform with growing national implications. Paul has a track record of building, launching, and evaluating complex cultural social sector initiatives.

His professional experience spans executive leadership; public-sector planning and capacity building; grant-making and impact investment program design; designing and implementing large-scale public-private initiatives: program development; and metric-based outcomes and program analysis.

As a chief fundraiser, strategist, creative director, and arts advocate, he has been honored by the White House and the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities for his work, and is a long-standing leader in Chicago’s arts and culture sector.