North Texas Performing Arts, America’s largest non-profit youth theatre organization, announces that it has appointed Patricia Gregory to the role of Director of Development.

Gregory will be taking on NTPA’s grant development and fundraising operations and will be responsible for development activities, donor stewardship and programs that provide funding for special programs, projects and general operations.

“We could not be more excited about bringing this level of fire-power into this critical role,” says Darrell Rodenbaugh, NTPA Chief Executive Officer.  “This represents a tremendous step forward in our progress and reflects the organization we want to become.”

Gregory joins NTPA after serving as the Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of North Texas, and in key development roles at Collin College Foundation, Girl Scouts of North East Texas, and in multiple performing arts-focused organizations including Dallas Theatre Centre.

“I fell in love with theatre as a child and am passionate about NTPA’s mission to employ the performing arts to develop the character of the youth of North Texas,” says Patricia Gregory, “I’ve seen firsthand the profound impact of this experience, and look forward to helping NTPA provide the opportunity for more youth to have their voices heard.”

Gregory will be working alongside NTPA Vice President of Public Outreach Sara Akers, Founder of the Plano Children’s Theatre upon which the North Texas Performing Arts was created.

“I am pleased to see NTPA evolve to this position,” says Akers who will be focused on expanding NTPA’s participation in the community and the creation of programs that expand NTPA diversity and inclusion efforts. “I could not be more pleased with the selection of Patricia for this role and am thrilled to see us bring in such a high-caliber professional for this role.”

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Patricia Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, spent summers in residency in New York City, and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University in England. She has performed with professional theater troupes in college and beyond. Patricia and husband, Clay, have been in the Frisco areas for 14 years and have two daughters.

Patricia will office at the NTPA headquarters location within Willow Bend Center of the Arts at the Shops at Willow Bend, in Plano, Texas.