Aimée Olivo | The art works now

Aimee Olivo was named the next CEO of The art works nowstarting May 31.

She succeeds founding executive director Barbara Johnson. Johnson will assume the role of chairman of the board and current chairman of the board, Bill Shipp, will remain vice chairman.

Olivo is a dedicated community builder in Prince George’s County. She has served as Chief of Staff to Prince George’s County Council Member, Dannielle Glaros, District 3, since 2014. Olivo was an active member of the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees who championed equity and student success . She served on and later chaired the Prince George’s County Commission for Excellence in Education. Olivo is deeply committed to equity and social justice issues and has extensive professional fundraising experience. She is passionate about the arts and strongly believes in the power of the arts to transform lives.

Olivo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Trinity Washington University in Washington and a Masters of Business Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She and her partner, Abel, live in Cheverly with their two children, who attend public schools in Prince George’s County.

Christopher S. Washington