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 being flexible enough to adjust as external factors change. She judges her success with clients on how effectively plans are implemented. “Strategy is nothing, until it degenerates into work,” is a favorite quote she shares with her clients. A former AT&T executive in sale/marketing and strategic planning, she has an MA in Humanities, an MBA in Management, and an MFA in creative writing.
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. 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 consulting skills are sought out by a variety of organizations across the Commonwealth, including orchestras, community theatres, arts councils, libraries, galleries, dance groups and museums. In the past few years, her expertise on expanding arts outreach to include underserved populations has been a valuable resource in the health care sector. She works effectively in public forums with hundreds in the audience, as well as in small groups. A presenter for the Kentucky Humanities Council, 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. In terms of Emergency Preparedness and Response, she encourages organizations to formulate back-up plans that articulate shared values as a guide to responsible decision-making in turbulent times.