Members Spotlight-Ola

Olawumi “Ola” Akinwumi

Vice President of Operations and Strategy at the Nigerian Professional Group

Known for her meticulous attention to detail and collaborative spirit,

Ola also has a passion for equestrian activities, showcasing her versatile interests and commitment to excellence in all aspects of life.

Expertise in Event Management, Public Relations, and Revitalizing Roxbury through Arts and Culture

Olawumi Akinwumi, known affectionately as Ola or Olasco, is a dynamic leader and the current Deputy Director of Programs at Arts Boston. With a profound background in event management and public relations, she stands as a pillar in the live entertainment and social media landscapes. Ola’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through her ownership of AfroDesiaCity Productions LLC, an independent powerhouse in event management.

Ola's career trajectory includes a pivotal tenure as the Director of Hibernian Hall at Madison Park Development Corporation, where she was instrumental in promoting the cultural heritage of Roxbury. With over a decade of experience, her expertise spans across nonprofit sectors, youth advocacy, and affordable housing initiatives, reflecting her commitment to community development.
Ola's academic credentials include an MS in Communications Management from the Simmons School of Management and a BS from a renowned institution in New Hampshire, initially focusing on Tourism Planning and Development. Her career kickstarted at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, laying the groundwork for her ascent in the hospitality and events management industry.
As a proud resident of Roxbury, Ola's dedication to enriching her community through arts and civic events is unwavering. Her efforts at Hibernian Hall have not only celebrated Roxbury's cultural legacy but have also provided a platform for local artists to flourish.
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