managing the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on several organizational bodies and a small staff to keep everything running smoothly. Key elements include the ATHC Board of Trustees, the Campaign Cabinet, and the professional staff employed at the theater.
The ATHC Board of Trustees
The governing body of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is its Board of Trustees, consisting of up to 24 elected members serving staggered, three-year terms and a number of ex-officio members appointed by the Board. Officers of the Board include the Chairperson, two Vice-Chairs, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The board meets monthly and on other occasions as needed.
To see the full roster of current members of the Board of Trustees, click on the image below.
The Campaign Cabinet is the distinct fundraising arm of the ATHC and consists of various individuals with deep ties to the local business and professional communities. The Campaign Cabinet and its Chairperson, John Cooper, oversee the Campaign to Renovate and Restore the Appalachian Theatre.
To see the full roster of current members of the Campaign Cabinet, click RIGHT HERE.
The ATHC hired its first full-time staff person, the Executive Director, in August 2018.
Laura Kratt is a native Charlottean, trained musician and the Appalachian’s first Executive Director. She brings to the Appalachian 25+ years of professional arts management expertise with a career evenly split between managing university performing arts centers and renovating, managing and booking National Historic Landmark theatres in Georgia and New York. She works closely with the Board of Trustees to lead the renovation, re-opening and re-imagining of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country.
Both Board and Staff are eagerly anticipating the hiring of more staff as we approach the opening of the theatre this fall!