Constance Alexander's range of creative and consulting skills includes extensive experience in the public and private sectors, with a focus on planning and successfully implementing change. She works with clients as a facilitator, guiding them to be actively involved in all aspects of planning and prioritizing, with emphasis on adjusting plans as situations change. “Strategy is nothing, until it degenerates into work," is a quote she emphasizes with clients. A former AT&T executive in sales/marketing and strategic planning, she has an MA in Humanities, an MBA in Management, and an MFA in creative writing.
A professional writer with five books to her credit, she is an award-winning newspaper columnist, poet, playwright, fiction/nonfiction writer and independent producer. Her own creative work reflects her commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion of underserved populations, including racial minorities; LGBTQ; ADA compliance; people with disabilities; the elderly; caregivers; etc.
Her consulting skills are sought out arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including orchestras; community theatres; arts councils; libraries; galleries; dance groups; and museums. She works effectively in public forums with hundreds in the audience, as well as in groups of all sizes, in person and via Zoom. A presenter for Kentucky Humanities, she has served on numerous boards, including as President of the Kentucky Historical Society Governing Board, where her leadership was essential in addressing the challenges of change in an era of dramatic budget cuts and staff vacancies in key areas.
In 2014, she was recipient of a Governor's Award in the Arts for her work in media, and much of her creative work has been funded through grants and awards from Newspaper Association of America, Association of Health Care Journalists, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Kentucky Arts Council, Benton Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, Kaiser Foundation, and the Pilgrim Project.