ST. PETERSBURG, FL.-
Don Howe has been named the MFA
s Associate Director for Institutional Advancement. He is responsible for major fundraising, increasing membership and attendance, and enhancing awareness of the Museum.
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg has a great story to tell, said Director Kent Lydecker. Our collection and special exhibitions are world-class. Our educational programs and concerts reach people of all ages. Our membership continues to grow and we are blessed with loyal donors and friends. Don will help build on our strengths and expand our audience and support.
Mr. Howe has been a highly successful radio and marketing executive. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President/Market Manager for CBS Radio in Tampa and Orlando, where he was responsible for nine stations, more than 200 employees, and over $50 million in revenue. He was previously Market Manager for CBS Radio in Denver, directing the operations of three stations. In both positions, Mr. Howe developed new stations and transformed others. He established new formats and shows and introduced innovative sales strategies and promotional events.
Before joining CBS Radio, he held executive positions with Clear Channel Communications for 17 years in Denver, San Diego, and finally New York City. In Denver, he was named the first General Manager of the Year in the newly merged Jacor and Clear Channel. In San Diego, he oversaw 100 radio stations in nearly 20 markets in California and Hawaii.
Mr. Howe was the first President of Clear Channel Advantage, based in New York, where he developed marketing opportunities for companies and products across all mediaradio, television, the web, billboards, concert tours, and more. His clients included Estée Lauder, P&G, and On-Star, among many others.
Community service has been a hallmark of Mr. Howes career. He is a current member of the Waterfront Parks Foundation in St. Petersburg. He has been president of the boards of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Food Bank of the Rockies, corporate chair of Saturday Night Alive of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and corporate and auction chair of the Heart Ball of the American Heart Association. He organized Concerts for a Cure for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Kathy Duffy Fogarty Foundation.
The Museum of Fine Arts is a cultural icon in St. Petersburg and Central Florida, Mr. Howe said. It is an honor to work with this dedicated staff, trustees, volunteers, and support groups.
Mr. Howe holds his BA in business communications from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife Sarah live in St. Petersburg.