Susan Malone


Now in her 15th year at Wide Angle, Ms. Malone became the Executive Director in 2010. Since then, she has tripled the number of youth served, expanded the core media arts programs, and increased the budget an average of 20% each year despite the depressed economy during. To keep this momentum going, Ms. Malone continues to provide leadership to both staff and the board and manage the day-to-day activities. She ensures that policies (e.g., financial, human resources, etc.), programs, and internal & external communications are carried out effectively and are consistent with the strategic plan. Through her dedication and leadership, Ms. Malone is building new avenues for program and media distribution to regional and national audiences. The board is especially pleased that she has expanded its financial funding sources and networks. Wide Angle leadership recognized her arts and management skills and in 2003 recruited her to become the program manager responsible for developing effective youth programming in media arts. Shortly after graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, Ms. Malone served as the Gallery and Program Director for the seminal Photo Works lab and teaching space. She is also a graduate of the Media Arts Leadership Institute and has her certification in Advancing Youth Development. Also as an artist herself, she has a mix of both private and public creative experience at organizations, such as Mission Media and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Wide Angle community benefits greatly from her 17 years as a player in the Baltimore art community.