This month, Americans for the Arts welcomed Theo Edmonds, Directing Co-Founder of the Imaginator Academy and Research Associate Professor in the Masters of Humanities and Social Sciences, to its board of directors. Edmonds is a Culture Futurist™ and innovator with 25 years of senior-level strategic national and international leadership experience spanning the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. A seasoned communicator, Edmonds’ unconventional background traverses and connects scholarly research with pop culture across scientific disciplines, data analytics, creativity, and cultural wellbeing. As directing co-founder of CU Denver’s Imaginator Academy – a cultural analytics, strategy, and futurist hub that centers on artists as innovation catalysts in the private sector – Edmonds cultivates an integrated network of entrepreneurs, companies, scientists, artists, creative innovators, and change-makers of all kinds in order to find hidden opportunities that others miss. Additionally, Edmonds serves as lead cultural strategist for Energize Colorado’s Small Business Resiliency Index.