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Arthur Cutler, II
The Fierce Urgency of Now Demands Finding Your Inner Agitator

April 5, 2021

Arthur L Cutler, II President & CEO at Open Arms Housing, an organization providing permanent supportive housing and ongoing support for women experiencing chronic homelessness. Cutler has a B.A. in political science from Morehouse College, a law degree from Michigan State University and completed his Nonprofit Executive Management studies at Georgetown University. 


Cutler was named by the Aspen Institute and American Express as one of the Emerging Social Purpose Leaders in 2015 and is also a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy. Cutler has been invited on several occasions by the US Department of State to join the US Delegation to travel to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria and serve as an NGO expert and provides training, lectures and presentations for government officials, NGOs and academic institutions. Cutler also serves as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law where he teaches Nonprofit Law.  

Cutler was most recently appointed by County Executive Alsobrooks to the Inaugural Prince George's County Commission for Fathers, Men and Boys. Cutler is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, Cofounder of the Prince George’s Youth Lacrosse League, Administrator and coach for the Fort Washington Cannons lacrosse team, Former PTA President at Fort Foote Elementary and a member of Fort Foote Baptist Church. Arthur is married to Tracy Cutler and they have two children: Arthur III and Braelyn and reside in Fort Washington, MD.

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