Hilary Odom


With more than a decade of experience in nonprofit arts administration, Hilary currently serves as a Senior Advancement Officer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has managed the company’s corporate, foundation, and government fundraising strategies since 2011. Prior to that, she was a member of the institutional fundraising team at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and held key administrative positions at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur, Illinois. In a previous life, Hilary was an actress. Now, her performing is limited to karaoke. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Millikin University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Practice from DeMontfort University in Leicester, England.