Springer Opera House Promotes Three Longtime Staffers

Jun 11, 2015

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Springer Opera House Promotes Three Longtime Staffers


Columbus, GA—6.11.2015:  The State Theatre of Georgia has filled some key positions by promoting veteran members of its staff.

Danielle Patterson will move to the director of development position to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Becky Gordon in April. Danielle has proven to be one of the most valuable employees in the modern history of the Springer. She began as a volunteer in 2001, then became assistant box office manager in 2005 followed by a promotion to box office manager. She moved up to audience development director three years ago.

Pierce says that this is a perfect fit for Patterson. “She knows the Springer’s patrons, its donors and has played a huge role in the expansion of our audience. She knows the Springer story well and will help develop deeper relationships with our donors and corporate partners.”
Allie Kent will fill the audience development position vacated by Patterson. She started as assistant box office manager and moved up to box office manager a year later. In 2001, Kent became facilities operations manager, a position she has held for 14 years.
“Allie is a major part of the Springer brand in Columbus,” says Pierce. “For 19 years, she has led the way with her enthusiasm, devotion and knowledge of our audience.”

Finally, Damon Wilson has been promoted to facilities manager from chief of custodial services. Wilson has worked at the Springer since February of 2013. He will take over the repair, maintenance, security and event setup.
“Damon has demonstrated a profound commitment to protecting this National Historic Landmark theatre,” said Pierce.

“As the Springer celebrates the 50th anniversary of being saved from the wrecking ball, we are preparing the way to take the State Theatre of Georgia to new heights,” Pierce said. “Our goal is for the Springer to take its rightful place among the very best of America’s professional theatre companies. Because of the support of our audience and the vision of our board of directors, we now have the facilities, the training center, the technical expertise and the commitment to excellence. With Danielle, Allie and Damon filling these key positions, we are preparing to make the Springer a truly national brand.”


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