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 received her BA in Photography and minor in English Writing from Montana State University. She has quickly gained a passion for impactful nonprofit work and the storytelling power of visuals combined with text after working in the newspaper industry and serving a year in the AmeriCorps VISTA Program in New Hampshire as a Graphic Design and Communications Coordinator. Nicole is excited to find new and effective ways to share CMAC’s mission and research.

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Tim Carpenter

Consulting Developer, 2019-Present

Tim received his BS from Florida State University in 2005, with a double major in Business Administration and Finance. Starting his career at an investment management firm in New York City, Tim developed a passion for data analytics, information systems, and programming, eventually making the leap to become an independent consultant and developer. Tim started his relationship with CMAC in 2016 and has felt privileged to be involved in such meaningful and wide-reaching work.