Deana McCloud is the Founding Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa. She is a member of the Tulsa Arts District Business Association, Folk Alliance International, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. She currently serves on the boards of Folk Alliance International, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, Outsiders House Museum, and Center for Poets and Writers. McCloud was a charter member of the board for the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture and currently serves on the executive board for Tulsa Regional Tourism.
Prior to taking this position, McCloud was a National Board Certified educator. For 17 years, she was a member of the Woody Guthrie Coalition, serving as secretary and president of the board as well as booking and producing concerts for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma, and working with Woody Guthrie Publications to present programs about Guthrie. She currently serves on the festival’s advisory board as well as the advisory board for the Woody Guthrie Journal and is a member of the editorial board for AMP: American Music Perspective.