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Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

After more than a decade with First National Bank of Chicago and Leo Burnett, Carruth turned her energies toward the creative arts and community development. As an independent film producer and director, she produced concept pieces, short films, and a feature-length movie, each exploring important contemporary social issues. In addition, Carruth co-founded Indie Day, a national grassroots film festival for cable television.

Carruth received her B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in Finance.

Marlies A. Carruth works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

MacArthur Fellows