Henderson native Alex Caudill was named the executive director of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance in December of 2016.
A graduate of Georgetown College, Caudill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Theater and Film. Caudill’s time at Georgetown included serving as president of the Maskrafters, the oldest collegiate theatre troupe in the state of Kentucky.
“Alex brings demonstrated organizational abilities, excellent communication skills and a love of the arts to his 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 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.”
Caudill served as Director of the Georgetown College Newman Center and Assistant Technical Director and Student Supervisor of the Georgetown College Theatre Department. He also has experience as Assistant to the Executive Director of Paris-Bourbon County Tourism.
Caudill brings a wealth of fundraising and programmatic experience to the position from a variety of areas including politics, non-profits, religious organizations, and the arts. He has served on a number of boards, including as president of a statewide political organization.
A proud Kentucky Colonel and community engagement advocate, Caudill was named the Maskrafter of the Year by the Georgetown College Theatre Department in 2016. He is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, an honor society for the arts.
“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.”