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Carol Lloyd

CEO, The Dunham Institute (Atlanta), Dunham 21

Carol Lloyd
  • Carol's background in the arts and entertainment arenas include being en pointe with a multitude of expertise in management and production from various arenas. With a specialty in high end birthday celebrations, Carol's passion for excellence provided the impetus to mobilize committees, communities and individuals to effectively produce numerous first class signature events. Her holistic approach to each client produces sold-out, memorable events. Her most recent success was the design, concept and execution of the Centennial Birthday Celebration honoring one of America‚Äôs most treasured pioneers, Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson. 2010 celebrated her commitment to youth in her production of a 20th year celebration of a pioneering orchestral group. In 2009, she served as Executive Producer/Campaign Director of the "Yes We Care" Campaign to Save and Restore Morris Brown College; Executive Producer/Souvenir Program Guide Specialist -- "Narratives of My Life: A Spiritual Journey" 85th Birthday Celebration and Symposium; Program Director/General Manager -- "Youth Arts Initiative" at Atlanta Preparatory Academy.
  • In 2008, she served as Executive Producer -- "When Obama Wins (WOW), What's Next?"; Souvenir Program Guide Specialist/Sponsorship Development -- "Denver Jazz & Blues Festival;" Researcher/Writer -- CERD Shadow Report -- United Nations "Hate Groups: Mainstreaming of the Far Right." She served as Executive Producer of the 22nd Annual International Dunham Technique Seminar -- while producing the first issue of the "Dunham Technique Legacy Series."
  • A consummate special events producer, Ms. Lloyd took a brief interlude into the entertainment industry. While there, she was Executive Producer of the Recording Arts Festival -- an upscale entertainment event that celebrated the lives of Atlanta-based recording artists. Prior to this, she served on the planning comittee as Event Manager for Hip-Hop mogul Jermaine Dupri's All Star Weekend & Celebrity Birthday Bash that encompassed a weekend of exclusive events at various venues throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.
  • To her credit, Ms. Lloyd was the Producing Manager of the Theatre & Dance Programs with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Cultural Olympiad. Carol was responsible for the negotiations and implementation of all theatre and dance programs for the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival (OAF) -- the largest most comprehensive arts festival ever presented in conjunction with the Modern Olympic Games. In this capacity, she managed multi-million dollar budgets, international programs and related production personnel for six venues operating simultaneously.
  • Prior to joining the OAF management team, Ms. Lloyd worked with a number of Atlanta-based corporate and government entities including the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Arts Exchange, and the National Black Arts Festival, while providing expertise as a creative consultant, program manager, contract specialist, grants administrator, newsletter editor and information management specialist.
  • Carol began her career in dance in 1976 as a student of the Thompson School of Dunham Technique (Springfield, IL) and was subsequently directed in the arts by the renowned Katherine Dunham who remained as a mentor while inspiring Carol on towards her many accomplishments in the field. A committed arts veteran, Ms. Lloyd works with a wide range of community-based arts and entertainment entities to promote African-American culture in our society.

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