Dafina McMillan has spent her career at the intersection of technology, arts management, philanthropy and communications. In addition to co-founding Crux, she has launched a thriving consulting business providing facilitation, program management and hiring support to clients including artEquity, 516 ARTS and the City of Albuquerque. Dafina was previously a program officer on the arts team of Bloomberg Philanthropies, where she managed Bloomberg Connects, a digital engagement initiative, and the Arts Innovation and Management program (AIM), a capacity-building supporting more than 260 small and mid-sized arts organizations in six U.S. cities. She also served as the Director of Communications & Conferences for Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatre. In 2012, Dafina was integral in launching TCG’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to support organizations and artists nationwide. Prior to joining TCG, Dafina served as the Associate Managing Director of Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, MN. She’s held numerous leadership positions at global public relations agency GCI Group (now Cohn & Wolfe) in New York, and consulted with the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on marketing and community engagement initiatives. Dafina is an alumna of the Kennedy Center’s International Arts Management Fellowship in Washington, D.C. She is a proud native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as Vice Chair of Coronado Ventures Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she resides.