FEATURED MOVER | Aimee Olivo, 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 and her partner, Abel, live in Cheverly with their two children, who attend public schools in Prince George’s County.

Aimee Olivo, New Executive Director of Art Works Now


Live in:

Cheverly, Prince George’s County


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Trinity Washington University; MBA from Marymount University.

If you had not chosen your current job, what job would you choose and why?

I would be a floral designer. In eighth grade, I was dismayed to learn that I had to choose between my high school’s college-prep stream and the vocational stream, which included floristry as an elective. I like to arrange flowers as gifts for family and friends. My husband knows that I prefer a loose bouquet of flowers to an any day arrangement!

Favorite holidays:

The mountains and the ocean are my happy places. My family and I especially enjoy cabin camping in West Virginia state parks in all seasons.

When I want to relax, I…

Read or hike

Favorite book (or movie, band or pop culture article, etc.):

I am a voracious reader – my favorite book is usually the last one I read. A recent favorite is “The Vanishing Half”, by Brit Bennett. Thank goodness for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) Libby app or I’d go broke buying books!

Favorite quote:

Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. Be kind. Still.

Christopher S. Washington