Abilene, Feb 8 –
While the Great Plains Theatre Board of Directors begins looking for a permanent replacement for the position, Patricia (Pattie) Mayhew has been chosen as Interim Executive Director to ease the transitional period.
Elizabeth Weese became the Executive Director of Great Plains Theatre in February 2015. Now, three years later, she is saying goodbye. Weese leaves GPT to step into the Executive Director position of the Community Foundation of Dickinson County where she intends to use the skills honed at Great Plains Theatre to enrich her community in new and exciting ways.
Mayhew has been volunteering with GPT since 2014 and became the Volunteer Coordinator in 2015. With a 35-year career built in housing, budgeting, and HR, Mayhew has the business experience needed to manage Great Plains Theatre while the search for a permanent Executive Director is launched. Mayhew is comfortable not only with balancing budgets “to the penny” for business much larger than GPT, but knows the theatre, the staff, and the community intimately.
“I will take good care of it,” said Mayhew with a smile.
The job listing, which the Board of Directors intends to go live by Friday, February 9, will remain active until February 22, and will be accessible not only through greatplainstheatre.com but via various job listing websites as well.