Ruth Taylor Kidd brings more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector to her role as Chief Financial Officer of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Appointed in September 2018, Ms. Taylor Kidd has extensive experience with museums, having served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Capital Children’s Museum, Director of Budgeting and Planning at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Assistant Director of Development at the American Museum of Natural History. She also served as Chief Financial Officer for Ashoka, a non-profit whose mission is to cultivate and support social entrepreneurs throughout the globe. In addition to her internal positions, Ms. Taylor Kidd has served as a consultant to numerous small and mid-size non-profits in the Washington, DC Metro area where her work focused on budgeting, strategic planning, and process re-design.
Ms. Taylor Kidd holds a master’s degree in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management with concentrations in nonprofit management and marketing. She is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where she received her BS in psychology. Ms. Taylor Kidd attended the Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Management Institute. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and ArtTable, a national organization for professional women in the visual arts.