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Carole Charnow

President & CEO, Boston Children’s Museum

Carole Charnow was appointed president and CEO of the Boston Children’s Museum in 2010. A performing arts producer, director, and nonprofit arts leader for more than 30 years, she brings creativity, vision, and a commitment to social change to the Museum. After graduating from Emerson College, she moved to London, where she worked in theater, television, and film before earning a master’s degree at the University of London.

Carole spent 14 award-winning years as general director and producer of Opera Boston, during which time she was one of a small group chosen from arts leaders across the state to attend the Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School. She is a former participant in the Noyce Leadership Institute and currently serves on the board of the Wheelock Family Theatre and on the Community Services Board of the Dimock Center in Roxbury.