André Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader with more than two decades of combined experience in arts management, finance, and nonprofit executive leadership. As the CEO of GuessWorks, he has worked with many notable arts and culture institutions, foundations and consulting firms, including the William Penn Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City Opera, AEA Consulting, Helicon Collaborative, Brooklyn Music School, Signature Theatre Company in New York City, the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay in Singapore, and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Also numbered among his clients are many world-renowned recording artists, including Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Darin Atwater, Nicholas Payton, Marc Cary and Todd Williams.
From 2010–12, Guess served as the president and CEO of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, a 65,000-square-foot multidisciplinary cultural center in Pittsburgh's nationally recognized cultural district. From 2000–06, he was vice president, producer, and director of finance and administration of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Prior to his work at Jazz at Lincoln Center, he was vice president of the Lincoln Foundation in Louisville, KY, an operating educational foundation providing programming for academically talented, economically disadvantaged youth. He also co-founded the Center for Educational and Social Policy Research at the University of Louisville. Guess served on the Center's management panels in 2008 and 2009.