Administrative & Professional Staff

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Kippy Rudy

Deputy Director of Operations & Development, 2019-present

Kippy has held leadership positions in marketing and development throughout Maine, leading campaigns raising more than $10 million at Portland Stage Company, Portland Museum of Art, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has also been an executive director for an opera company and an alternative music venue, as well as with VSA arts of Maine, a statewide arts and disability advocacy organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At VSA, she led a network serving 700 artists, regularly lobbying at the state and federal level for increased funding for arts education, standards-based arts education, and increased accessibility to the arts. She relocated to Boston to serve as the deputy director of MASS Creative, where she oversaw the legal, financial and administrative aspects of the organization. She earned her BA in art from Drew University and has exhibited as a visual artist.

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George Hodulik

Chief Technology Officer, 2022-Present
Creative Solutions Designer, 2020-2022

George Hodulik began his technical career in the heart of Silicon Valley at Google, after receiving his BS and MS in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He now has several years of experience in the tech industry and computational social science, making him a seasoned software engineer and computer scientist. As the CTO at CMAC, George brings technical insight to leadership and strategy, hires and supervises engineers, develops development workflows, architects software, and manages projects. George also makes individual contributions to CMAC projects and publications and was integral in the development of the organization’s new consulting arm, nexusSIM.

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Nicole Smith

Communications Manager, 2020-Present
Admin & Communications Coordinator, 2019-2020

Nicole has always been drawn to visual communication, primarily through photography and graphic design. She is passionate about the power of storytelling through these mediums, especially as a tool for making connections and having a positive impact on the world. As a non-academic, she brings a valuable perspective to CMAC’s work and is able to translate complex research for a general audience.