Cosmopolite Consulting was founded in 2011 by Maryna Hrushetska a global citizen, savvy businesswoman, and arts leader. A catalyst for innovation and big thinking, she inspires confidence while building strong teams
that deliver measurable outcomes. With leadership experience in both profit
and non-profit sectors, Maryna combines the best of each to increase the social impact of art organizations.
As the former Executive Director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles, Maryna organized and curated exhibitions on themes as diverse as ancient harvest rituals, Haitian dieties, youth culture in Iran, Mexican "border baroque" glass sculptures, protest art and much more. Introducing a bold curatorial vision and a commitment to dynamic public programs, attendance grew 60% in the first two years of her leadership. Appointed by the Board during a time of crisis, Maryna led a major revitalization of the 40-year-old institution.
Maryna’s leadership were recognized by
the Los Angeles Arts Commission, which awarded her an Arts Leadership
Fellowship in 2008. In the summer of 2009, she was invited to attend
the Strategic Leadership for Non-Profits Program at Harvard Business
Right and Left Brain Balanced
Prior to her career in the arts, Maryna, who
holds a Master of Arts in Global Affairs from Thunderbird
School of Global Management, worked in asset management with a focus on
Emerging Markets. She has worked with the World Bank, the European
Privatization and Investment Corporation (EPIC) and private hedge funds
to unearth value and restructure commercial ventures for profitability and growth.
has lived in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Moscow, Kyiv,
Vienna, London, Miami and Los Angeles and has traveled widely. She has never met a culture she