Judy Troilo joined The LOFT team as Executive Director in November 2014. She brings a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit sector and arts and entertainment industry to her leadership position at The LOFT.
Judy was Executive Director for more than 10 years for an Albany-based New York statewide not-for-profit organization which assists thousands of disenfranchised individuals and families with health services, employment opportunities, and affordable housing.
Prior to segueing into the not-for-profit sector, Judy worked in the entertainment industry for 15 years. Four of those years, she worked independently. For eleven of those years, Judy was with a major record label and was one of the youngest recording industry executives as well as one of the few female vice presidents at the time. Judy was instrumental in developing artists such as Melissa Etheridge and The Cranberries, and worked with other renowned artists such as Grace Jones, Tom Waits, U2, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. During her years in the music industry, she had the privilege of working on the Red Hot and Blue AIDS awareness and services benefit project and Ain’t Nuthin’ But a She Thing, an all-female artist compilation album and breast cancer campaign.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts (BFA) in NYC, Judy is an artist, filmmaker, musician, activist, and executive. She believes in a purposeful life and feels strongly that by working for The LOFT she is achieving her goal to Advocate for, Educate, and Celebrate her own LGBT community.