Palace Theater Executive Director Marissa Austin has taken a new position; beginning September 6 she will begin as Executive Director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Williamson County.
Austin, the first Executive Director in Palace history, led the Palace for three and a half years. Under her leadership the organization strengthened its reach and impact in the community, welcomed more than 38,000 patrons to Palace shows and served over 6,500 children in education programs annually. Austin also led the way during the Palace’s continued Envision Campaign to build a new children’s theatre and performance center, bringing in over $2 million for the project.
Of the Palace staff and volunteers Austin states, “I have been humbled to serve such an incredible organization in such an incredible community. I am tremendously proud of the significant accomplishments the Palace has made. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for their inspired leadership. The Palace has become, and will always be, a place that I call home.”
The Palace also announces that Immediate Past President of the Palace Board of Directors, Arden Treviño, will be serving as Interim Executive Director and The Palace will conduct a nationwide search to find the best qualified Executive Director for the organization.