Thursday, November 15, 2007



Kate Becker, Adam Zacks, Timie Dolan and Amanda Bedell Join Paramount and Moore

SEATTLE— Seattle Theatre Group, (STG), the not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to operating two of Seattle’s historic landmark theatres, The Paramount and The Moore, recently hired four new people: Kate Becker, Director of Development; Adam Zacks, Senior Talent Buyer; Timie Dolan, Concerts Marketing Manager; and Amanda Bedell, Public Relations Manager.

“It’s an exciting time of growth at STG,” says Josh LaBelle, STG Executive Director. “We’ve brought on four talented individuals considered the best in their fields who will help grow our current business model of keeping our theatres alive and vibrant while strengthening our diverse programming and reaching more audiences.”

Kate Becker was hired as Director of Development. Her duties will include developing and communicating a vision and plan for effective fund development and further promote and uphold the mission of STG. She will work closely with current donors, partners, and supporters of the theatres as well as cultivate and build relationships with new and potential patrons.

“It is not every day that we find someone with the experience and qualifications Kate brings to the table,” said Josh LaBelle, Executive Director of STG. “Her leadership and work with non-profit arts organizations and commitment to community art, youth, and educational development programs fits right on par with STG’s vision and core values.”

With over 15 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, Becker has worked diligently to promote and sustain programs to keep the arts accessible to all. She joins STG after serving as Executive Director for Art Share LA; a Los Angeles based non-profit providing theater, gallery, and loft space for low-income artists as well as educational arts programs for youth in the greater LA area. In 1999, Becker co-founded and served as Artistic Director for The Vera Project, the Seattle based non-profit music and arts center run by and for youth. She recently led the $1.8 million capital campaign to build the new Vera Project at Seattle Center.

Adam Zacks was hired as Senior Talent Buyer, a new position at STG. He is responsible for booking concerts at STG’s theatres as well as other venues. Zacks was most recently a talent buyer at Live Nation, and previously at House of Blues Concerts.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Adam on our team,” says LaBelle. “His strong relationships with artists and stellar reputation in the music industry will help grow our concert business and reinforce our ability to serve our mission to the people in this community.”

Zacks has booked thousands of concerts, comedians, and live events at venues

as large as The Gorge and as small as his living room. He has more than 15

years experience presenting shows of all sizes at various clubs, theaters,

arenas and amphitheatres throughout the Pacific Northwest. Zacks is the

creator and booker of the Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge.

Timie Dolan was hired as Concerts Marketing Manager, a new position at STG. Dolan provides marketing management for the STG’s concert business, including advertising, public relations, promotions and art direction. She most recently served as Assistant Marketing Manager at KEXP 90.3, and prior to that was in marketing at Universal Music and Video Distribution and Easy Street Records.

Amanda Bedell was hired as Public Relations Manager. She will be responsible for planning and executing public relations campaigns for STG and its fine arts engagements. Formerly, Bedell was Account Executive Publicity and Promotions at the film publicity agency, Terry Hines and Associates, and prior to that was publicist at Seattle International Film Festival.

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