Mark is responsible for creating the vision and mission for Hennepin Theatre Trust and the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District — and defining the delivery of services to a wide variety of stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, the team, patrons, donors, sponsors and constituencies.
Naomi drives the strategies that grow earned and contributed revenues, advance the Trust’s position and brand in the community and fulfill its mission. In service of her role, she leads the development, marketing and communications activities for the organization.
Jim stewards the Trust’s finances and oversees the information technology department. He also develops and implements the Trust’s human resource practices which enable staff members to reach their full potential— and help the organization achieve outstanding results.
Brittany is responsible for the oversight of all accounting and finance activities at the Trust. She implements and oversees a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to ensure exceptional stewardship, manage risk, and ensure the accuracy of the Trust’s reported financial results.
Katie is responsible for supporting the finance team in the accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash receipt functions. She works directly with team members to ensure accurate financial reporting.
Jamin manages the Salesforce system for the Trust, including developing and managing short- and long-term implementation plans, training staff and managing other technology partnerships.
Julie provides direct support to the president/CEO of the Trust. She is responsible for managing his schedule and maintaining a consistent and positive relationship with senior leadership, the Board of Directors and a wide range of external contacts.
Nicole supports the corporate sponsorship manager and stewards the Trust’s sponsorship process lifecycle.
Dan works in partnership with the director of development to create, implement and manage the Trust’s individual giving strategy.
Julie is responsible for developing and stewarding revenue-generating partnerships with corporations, businesses and corporate foundations.
Robie manages the Trust’s volunteer program and is responsible for a portfolio of donors. He also coordinates events for the development team.
Sarah supports the development team by researching prospective donors, foundations and corporations, and works to prepare grant proposals.
Kajsa provides concierge-level services to Trust supporters. She also gives critical support to the development team, including handling and managing data, coordinating communications and providing administrative assistance.
Karen is responsible for securing government and foundation grants, as well as cultivating relationships with new and existing funders for the Trust’s education, theatre and Cultural District work.
Programming and Marketing
Lisa is responsible for the programming choices of the Trust's theatres and is the primary liaison with the Broadway programming consultant.
Joan leads the ongoing development, coordination and implementation of public art and placemaking initiatives throughout the WeDo Minneapolis Cultural District.
Kelli leads education programming initiatives, including Spotlight Education, Broadway Confidential and Access.
Laura is responsible for executing the marketing of single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and assisting with the Broadway on Hennepin season subscription campaign. She also oversees sales and marketing campaigns for non-theatrical programming.
Vanessa provides critical support to the education team, including assistance with Spotlight Education, Critical Review and the Trust’s Broadway initiatives.
Jason manages and operates the day-to-day functions of the New Century Theatre, and provides technical requirements for all content.
Tim manages relationships, engages business and property owners and captures opportunities in support of the Trust’s public art and placemaking initiatives in WeDo.
Jesse is responsible for marketing single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and events at the Trust, as well as non-theatrical programming.
Hannah is responsible for coordinating and engaging visual and performing artists in support of the Trust’s public art and placemaking initiatives.
Matt works with artists from all disciplines to determine the programming for the New Century Theatre.
Ari manages the Spotlight Education program, including workshops, masterclasses and school partnerships.
Megan is responsible for marketing single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and events at the Trust, as well as non-theatrical programming.
Jane arranges and supports all elements of the Trust’s artistic installations throughout the WeDo MPLS Cultural District.
Nailah serves Trust patrons through social media and emails and provides general administrative support to the marketing team.
Pete coordinates the Trust’s education and community engagement initiatives, including our Access program and Spotlight Education’s Critical Review.
Dudley manages and coordinates the Critical Review component of Spotlight Education.
Kari oversees a team of marketing and communication professionals, creating and implementing integrated strategies, delegating work, coaching and motiving performance and providing development opportunities.
Chad leads content development strategies for the Trust and WeDo to enhance communications and effectively reach the Trust’s core audiences.
Laura leads a variety of email and social media campaigns, and manages website content on the Trust website.
Shanna leads the digital communications strategies for the Trust and WeDo, combining the art of online engagement with the science of sophisticated digital tools.
Emily leads a variety of email and social media campaigns, and manages content on the Made Here and WeDo websites.
Dale plans and executes media outreach strategies for the Trust and WeDo. He also serves as a Trust spokesperson and advises on media relations and messaging.