Michelle Byrd

Michelle Byrd

I am passionate about the potential of media and technology to entertain, engage and elevate communities.

Through my consulting practice I provide advisory services to assist non-profits, foundations and social enterprises in achieving their mission through strategic planning, program and partnership development, effective storytelling and technology solutions.

On behalf of my client partners, Run It By Byrd has developed and managed the rollout of a holistic health-based curriculum for NYC middle schoolers; produced a free exhibition in and around a museum that set a record single-day attendance for the museum; and launched a citywide initiative to accelerate the networks and opportunities for NYC’s diverse millennials in the creative industries. I've also recently joined a digital public media project as executive producer.

Bona fides: Co-President, Games for Change (3 yrs); Executive Director, IFP (12 yrs); Recipient, Made In NY Award from NYC Mayor; Half the Sky Movement games, Executive Producer, and featured in this short film about the mobile games and their rollout in Kenya.