The City of Richardson has selected Ally Haynes-Hamblen as Executive Director for the Eisemann Center, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on September 19, 2022.
Prior to joining the Eisemann Center, Haynes-Hamblen served as Director for the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. A committed and innovative leader, Haynes-Hamblen delivered a robust variety of performing, visual, public art, and arts education programs across numerous venues. She established the Office of Cultural Affairs’ pioneering grant program for the arts in Las Vegas, expanded the city’s repertoire of annual festivals and initiated an impactful Artist-in-Residence program, fostering the growth of local creative communities.
Haynes-Hamblen also previously served the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for over a decade in different capacities, including the Center’s Director. She has been a recipient of many awards, including the Chandler Center for the Arts’ Katrina Pappas Award and the Western Arts Alliance’s Darlene Neel Mentoring Award. Haynes-Hamblen holds a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and mass communications from the University of Denver and a master of business administration, graduating cum laude from Regis University.
In making the announcement, Richardson City Manager Don Magner said, “I am excited about the addition of Ally to our team. I know that with her tenure of experience at leading cultural organizations throughout the nation, Ally will continue to build on the Eisemann Center’s already outstanding reputation as we look to provide a wealth of cultural offerings to the Richardson community and beyond well into the future.”
“I am extremely honored and excited to join the Eisemann Center,” said Haynes-Hamblen. “The Eisemann Center is a premier arts and culture organization in one of our country’s most exciting regions. I look forward to becoming part of the Richardson community and working alongside the team to enhance the center’s offerings well into the future.”
“Congratulations to the City of Richardson’s team and the Eisemann Center’s staff on their selection of Ally Haynes-Hamblen for the role of Executive Director,” said ACG Vice President Adam Davis. “We will watch excitedly as Haynes-Hamblen’s forward-thinking leadership and commitment to the arts and its role in the community advance the Eisemann Center into its new thrilling chapter.”