Deana McCloud is the Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. She is a member of the Brady Arts District Business Association, Folk Alliance International, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. In addition, she serves on the board of The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, the executive committee of the Tulsa Film, Music, Arts & Culture board, and the advisory board for the Woody Guthrie Journal.
Before taking this position, McCloud was a teacher in the Pryor Public School district for 14 years and achieved National Board Certification in addition to being named her school’s Teacher of the Year. For 17 years, she was a member of the Woody Guthrie Coalition, booking and producing concerts for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma and working with the Woody Guthrie Publications to present programs about Guthrie. She currently serves on the festival’s advisory board.