Adrian Budhu, (he/him/his), deputy director and COO, joined TCG in 2016. He spent five years at The Theater Offensive (TTO), an LGBTQ not-for-profit arts organization in Boston. The strategies he implemented strengthened The Theater Offensive's brand on a national scale, increased its profile in the community, broadened its support base, and built capacity and resources for its sustainability. His other work experiences included GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, XAMOnline.com, Metro Boston Newspaper, and John Hancock Financial. Adrian has won numerous awards for his leadership and activism. His prior affiliations include: the Boston Cultural Change Network (committed to collective action for social justice through Arts & Culture), the Boston Creates Leadership Council, where he advised and helped shepherd Boston's cultural plan into implementation; TCG's Board of Directors; and Point Foundation's National Board of Directors. Adrian also served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Theater & Musical Theater grants and TCG’s AHA! program. Mr. Budhu holds a BS in management studies from Boston University.