Mark Hough was the Executive Director of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and is President of Hough and Associates, a full-range management, Board development, presenting and fundraising consulting business serving not-for-profit organizations throughout the world. Mr. Hough has over 20 years of experience in not-for-profit management, producing, presenting and fund development.
Prior to opening his own consulting business Mr. Hough was the President and CEO of the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. As Chief Executive Officer, he was responsible for overseeing all operations of the theatre including marketing, public relations, finance, programming, education, fundraising and Board development and was responsible for the both the management and artistic tone of the institution. Prior to joining the State Theatre Mr. Hough was the Chief Development Officer at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he was in charge of all annual, capital and art acquisition fund raising, Board development and long range planning. Overseeing a staff of 22, he was responsible for over $18 million in contributed income annually as well as funds for endowment and permanent collection acquisition. Prior to the Whitney, Mr. Hough was the Director of Development at Manhattan Theatre Club, the fourth largest theatre in the United States. In his eight years with MTC contributed income went from just under $2 million per year to over $6 million per year. Before joining MTC he was the Executive Director of the Paramount Center for the Arts, Managing Director of the David Gordon/Pick Up Company and the Director of Development Operations for American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Hough has produced dance and theatre Internationally.
He was adjunct professor in arts management at the Yale School of Drama, New York University, Christopher Newport University and Seton Hall. He has lectured at Brooklyn College, the New School and the State University of New York at Purchase.
Mr. Hough graduated from The Gunnery School in Washington, CT and has a BFA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and completed studies towards an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College.