Caitlin Behle

Social Innovation Specialist

Caitlin is half pragmatist, half storyteller – she connects the dots, then finds fun ways to talk about how she got there.

Caitlin has spent the greater part of her career finding new ways to use creativity for good. Early on, she dedicated her time promoting and coaching local musicians and artists as a writer, band manager and event producer. Witnessing local music’s impact on community and economic development inspired her to join ArtWorks as their Creative Enterprise Manager where she managed their business development program for creative entrepreneurs. She also ran Second Sunday on Main, a grassroots street festival in her neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine.

With a natural curiosity and a love of people, Design Impact’s focus on research and storytelling felt like a natural fit. In addition to working on community development projects, Caitlin also leads DI’s communications efforts. She has presented at the Americans for the Arts Convention, Ohio Hunger Dialogues, and the Ohio FSFB Summit, and through written pieces for ArtPlace.

Caitlin graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Electronic Media and a Certificate of Journalism.

Creative Outlets: Cooking and baking (much to the joy of the DI team), telling stories, inventing new businesses, dancing hard and with abandon
Causes: Equitable community development, food security, women’s rights

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