On November 5, New West Theatre announced the appointment of Jeff Newman as General Manager. Earlier this year, New West Theatre announced the departure of Natascha Hainsworth, who previously held the position. After a search that saw applications from across the country, New West Theatre is excited to announce this addition to the administrative team.
“The Board of New West Theatre is thrilled to have Jeff join our administration team as General Manager,” says Doug MacArthur, President of the Board of Directors. “His managerial experience, strong analytical skills, and outstanding community outreach and fundraising ideas are going to be a tremendous benefit to our company.”
Jeff could not be happier to take on this exciting new role: “I’m elated to be transitioning to this position with New West Theatre. It’s an exciting opportunity, and I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to build upon the success of such a great company.”
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge and has a diverse background in administration, science, theatre, and magic. Most recently he has worked with MindFuel, a provincial non-profit science organization, where his role was to manage the Edacity program for Lethbridge and area. Since May of 2014 Jeff has been working with New West Theatre as Program and Development Intern.
“Jeff has a passion for the arts and an intimate knowledge of the company, which will make him the perfect addition to the New West Theatre team,” comments Artistic Director Jeremy Mason.
Mr. Newman will officially assume the General Manager position in February of 2015.