Dawn Bentley serves as Executive Director of Minnesota Fringe, connecting adventurous artists to adventurous audiences by creating open, supportive forums for free and diverse artistic expression. She spent more than 15 years working as a business development and strategic management consultant. Her focus is leading organizations through business model transitions to ensure sustainable operations. She has played violin for over 30 years in various ensembles from rock bands to professional orchestras. Bentley holds an MBA, Masters of Nonprofit Management, and BA from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and currently instructs Financial Management for Arts Nonprofits.

Dual MA, Nonprofit Management and Business Administration, Hamline University; BS, Microbiology