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Dale Dorlin



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Dale Dorlin

Producer, Special Projects

Dale is a community-oriented engagement strategist and producer who has spent 13 years aiding institutions and brands in driving narratives, crafting unique experiences, and forging meaningful connections with the public. Spanning the focus areas of special events, principal operations, programmatic marketing, and institutional public relations, he views the work as a way to bridge gaps between cultures, inspire transformation in moderate and conservative audiences, and establish loyalty with the general public. As a natural-born servant leader, his roles have been in both senior leadership and vital management support serving impactful organizations such as the San Antonio Symphony, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Wayne State University, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, and the Detroit International Jazz Festival.

Currently, he works in the marketing and communications focus area of the College of Fine Arts executing special projects focused on strategic initiatives within the Dean’s office, providing the academic body with industry-driven programming and telling the relevant stories of the various units within the college.

Prior to joining Ohio University, he graduated from the National Democratic Training Committee’s inaugural Staff Academy, a program designed to recruit, train, and connect new staff to paid career opportunities in Democratic politics across the country. Focusing on finance, fundraising, and engagement, Dale has since worked in the 2020 Presidential Democratic Primary cycle for Pete for America in advance and audience engagement.

Dale holds an undergraduate degree in business and political science with a concentration in communications, corporate social responsibility, and cultural affairs from Marygrove College, a modest Catholic institution that cultivates citizen-leaders with a lifelong commitment to social justice and building an inclusive world.Dale holds a terminal degree in organizational management with a focus on cultural institutions from Wayne State University, a premier research institution set in the heart of Detroit.

He is an Americorps Alumni, vocalist, dancer, and multimedia storyteller. He values the importance of marrying the imaginative with the analytical. He believes that our work starts and ends with contributing to the evolution of a society that is socially progressive, responsive to inequity and injustice, and culturally inclusive, while simultaneously increasing regional vibrancy for underrepresented and underserved communities.