A recent graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., Caudill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in theater and film.
“Alex brings demonstrated organizational abilities, excellent communication skills and a love of the arts to his new position,” said David Dixon, president of the board of directors of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance.
“We are excited to have him on board and are looking forward to his contributions to the arts in the Tri-county area and to our community as a whole. His energy and leadership will be crucial to our success.”
“I’m thrilled and honored to be the new executive director of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance,” Caudill said. “Growing up in Henderson, the arts played a vital role in my life. I was privileged to have many mentors along the way, like Bill Stephens, who truly shaped who I am today. Working with our outstanding board and building upon the successes of those before me, I hope to continue to grow the arts in the Henderson area. I’m excited to be back ‘home’ working onstage at the Preston Arts Center.
“In this position, I will assist in providing exceptional programming for our patrons but also hope to emphasize that the arts are a major component of economic development in our region,” Caudill said. “Arts education is another focus of the HAAA mission. My mother has spent 30 years in the classroom and has demonstrated to me the importance of maintaining the arts in our schools. I’ve served in a variety of capacities in the arts, from directing or producing shows to being onstage for more than 30 productions, and look forward to drawing upon those experiences as executive director.”
Caudill served as director of the Georgetown College Newman Center and assistant technical director and student supervisor of the Georgetown College Theater Department. He also has experience as assistant to the executive director of Paris-Bourbon County (Ky.) Tourism.
Caudill fills the position vacated by the resignation of Greg Gibson earlier this year.
“I want to sincerely thank all the HAAA board members who have stepped up to assist in many ways during our search for a new executive director,” Dixon said. “I also want to thank the staff of the Preston Arts Center and our partners at Henderson Community College for all they have done and continue to do to make HAAA presentations successful.”
“We want to strengthen our organization, continue to present high quality performances at the Preston Arts Center and provide more support for the arts throughout Henderson, Union and Webster counties,” Dixon said.
“The arts alliance is also seeking to align itself with the Vision Henderson initiative to place a new emphasis on cooperation among local arts organizations and brand Henderson as a destination for those who create and enjoy all art forms. Alex can play a key role in these initiatives.”
Founded in 1993, the Henderson Area Arts Alliance, by providing quality arts experiences for all, seeks to enrich the quality of life in the area, promote economic development and tourism, provide educational opportunities in the arts and humanities and present a wide array of programming.