Kenneth Franco

Communications Manager

Prior to joining the Texas Cultural Trust, Kenneth served as Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (2020)Director of Business Volunteers for the Arts® (2019)and Founder & Chief Strategist of Kampaign, a strategic communications consultancy for arts and cultural organizations (2009-2020).

Before promoting Chicago’s creative workers and enterprises, Kenneth held the office of Advancement Manager at Houston Arts Alliance, the designated local arts agency of the City of Houston and Greater Houston region. In that role, Kenneth facilitated the agency’s expansive body of work, namely: providing grants to 250+ individual artists, nonprofits, and community organizations; helping organizations develop business acumen through capacity building services, programs, and incubation; championing private sector investment through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston; commissioning, acquiring, and conserving public art; animating public spaces through creative placemaking and civic engagement; promoting the region’s folklife and cultural traditions through programming and documentation; producing research and cultural convenings; and, ultimately, working to expand the region’s creative economy. 

Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas College of Music.