ATLANTA: Artistic director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the departure of executive director Jennifer Dwyer McEwen after more than nine years with the company. McEwen submitted her resignation in May after accepting a new role with the Town of Hilton Head, Ga., as its new culture and arts network director.
McEwen joined True Colors in 2008 as the director of marketing and public relations and was promoted to executive director in 2011. At the beginning of her tenure, McEwen worked with Leon and the board of Directors to reorganize the operations of the company, pay off a significant operating debt, and build a cash reserve from budget surpluses.
In her new role as culture and arts network director, McEwen will lead the process to create and implement a civic plan for enhancing Hilton Head Island’s existing entertainment, arts, culture and heritage assets and for identifying new assets for development. McEwen received a B.A. in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a M.A. in arts administration from the University of New Orleans. She is a member of the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, a professional development experience designed to support 50 cultural leaders to effectively lead change in their organizations, communities, and the cultural field.
A national search is underway to hire McEwen’s replacement. Additional information can be found at http://www.truecolorstheatre.org/employment and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.