June 21, 2009

Tejas Storytelling Association eliminates Executive Director position

Another storytelling organization looks at their finances and makes some changes. Email today from Elizabeth Ellis, President of the Board of Directors of the Tejas Storytelling Association:
As a belt-tightening measure in response to the current economic situation, the Board of Directors of the Tejas Storytelling Association has eliminated the position of Executive Director and has become an all volunteer organization. This step will allow us to move toward a healthier economic future for our organization.

Christin Thomas has served as Executive Director for four years. We are grateful to her for her work on our behalf and wish her every success in the future.

We are grateful to you, our supporters, for your past support. We look forward to working with you more closely in the future as we continue together to support storytelling and the Tejas Storytelling Association. Please be patient with us during this time of transition.

1 comment:

Paula N said...

I said it to Cristin and I'll say it again here. This is not a smart cost cutting measure, and it makes me positively sick. Cristin is one of the smartest, sassiest most up-and-coming young women I know, and the future of the storytelling movement is in the hands of people like her. Or if it isn't, it should be. The shortsightedness of this astounds me. You cannot cut infrastructure and survive. And this is not the same as the situation with National. Itis not the same at all.