Gering Native Hired as New Executive Director of Midwest Theater

Gering Native Hired as New Executive Director of Midwest Theater
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December 7th, 2022 | rmurphy

After two months of searching, the Midwest Theater has found its new Executive Director. 

Today, The Friends of the Midwest Theater announced the hiring of Tina Worthman, who will begin her new duties as Executive Director starting January 3rd.

“We are super excited to have Tina on board as the new Executive Director,” said Jeff Tracy, Chair of the Friends of the Midwest Theater Board of Directors. “The Board of Directors felt she was the best candidate among many very well qualified candidates.”

After viewing over 20 applicants with a variety of backgrounds and experiences, the Midwest Theater Board of Directors first narrowed their decision down to five candidates. 

The final interviews were conducted last week by both the Midwest Board of Directors and Midwest Theater staff. Tracy said everyone felt Worthman had the experience the theater was looking for to help build on the theater’s previous success. 

“Tina brings many years of public and non-profit management and fundraising experience with her,” Tracy said. “Including her most recent work as the Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.”  

Worthman, a Gering native, says she is eager to come back to her beloved hometown area as the third Executive Director of The Midwest Theater.  “I have fond memories of attending events and movies at the Midwest Theater throughout my childhood,” said Worthman.  “To be a part of this pivotal time at the Midwest Theater with the renovation of the marquee and all that the future holds is truly exciting.”

Over the past few months, The Midwest Theater has had many ongoing restoration projects including the front sidewalk, Terrazzo flooring and the new marquee, slated to be installed in the spring of 2023. Worthman said she’s enthusiastic about being a part of these new developments.   

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