- Last Updated on 07:55 AM 03/17/14
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
The Prizery has hired a new managing director, Pat Anderson-Flowers.
Anderson-Flowers has worked the last 27 years at Birmingham Southern College where she started as faculty in the Theatre Arts Department and ended as an assistant vice president of institutional advancement for the college.
Her professional experience also includes time as the artistic director and educational outreach director of the Birmingham Children’s Theatre.
“We are very lucky to have found Pat,” said The Prizery’s Vice President Matt Leonard, who led the search. “It took a year and national reach to make sure we had the right person. Pat brings the critical mix of organizational management, fundraising and development and theatre experience we need to build on the hard work and progress of our already dedicated staff and volunteers.”
The role of a managing director is to optimize The Prizery’s mission and facility use. This requires a close, productive working relationship with its long-time Artistic Director Chris Jones, other staff and community stakeholders.
“Pat has a known track record with fundraising,” said Jones, “and a love for the theatre. We are all looking forward to her arrival and her becoming a valued member of The Prizery’s team.”
Anderson-Flowers, who visited Halifax County twice, and met with Prizery board members, partner organization representatives and staff during the search process, mirrors Jones’ comments.
“The Prizery is an amazing arts organization,” she said, “with a beautiful facility. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a dedicated staff and board. I look forward to joining The Prizery staff and becoming a part of the South Boston and Halifax County community.”
Anderson-Flowers arrives in South Boston this week and begins her fulltime duties on March 22. She will be officially greeted at a reception with The Prizery’s board members, staff and partner organizations on March 21.