Whitney Rutter currently serves as the Director of Business Strategy for Local Projects, an Experience Design and Strategy firm specializing in creating a diverse range of media pieces, experiences, and installations for museums, brands, and cultural institutions.
Whitney has held diverse leadership positions within the museum and cultural institution field in both technology and fundraising. Most recently as Senior Account Executive at Patron Technology, a CRM technology company serving arts and nonprofit organizations; there she was credited with accelerating the company’s expansion into the museum marketplace. Prior to Patron, she was the Director of Sales, Americas for Antenna International, a leading provider of handheld interpretive media where her client list included many of the country’s most prominent museums. She began her career in New York within fundraising at The Museum of Modern Art formerly serving there as Assistant Director of Membership. Whitney holds a BA in Cultural Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MA in International Studies from The Graduate Center, NY.