Zach Theatre, Austin, Names Jamie Herlich Mclalwain from Seattle Rep as Managing Director
ZACH Theatrea nnounces Jamie Herlich Mclalwain as the new managing director beginning September 12, 2022. Herlich Mclalwain will be responsible for strategic planning, management and operations, finances, education, marketing and fundraising for the organization.
ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley, long-time Trustee Mindy Ellmer, and a committee of other ZACH trustees helped lead the search conducted by Arts Consulting Group.
“I am thrilled that Jamie was the unanimous choice of our staff and Trustees,” Steakley said. “She inspires all of us to think expansively about the future, and practically about how to stabilize ZACH after the pandemic shutdown, while empowering our outstanding ZACH team.” Steakley hopes a fresh perspective helps ZACH reach new heights.
As the incoming Managing Director, Herlich Mclalwain will also work with the ZACH Theatre Board of Trustees to define the future of the renowned organization. ZACH’s Board President, Nelda Treviño stated, “Jamie’s impressive experience, strong record of operational excellence and passion for the theatre made her the perfect fit for ZACH.”
Jamie Herlich Mclalwain replaces Elisbeth Challener, who lea s ZACH after 15 years as managing irdector to cofound FineWomen Productions, a new Broadway production company.