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WaterTower Theatre's Corporate Council plays an integral support role for the theatre. Dues directly support our award-winning artistic and education programs, and also help us keep ticket prices low and accessible to all members of the community. It is a great opportunity for your business to build contacts and promote brand image while actively supporting the arts.
Derek Blount, Co-Chair (Sovereign Bank) currently serves as President of the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. He joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2006 and has served in the roles of Board Treasurer, Co-Chair of The Corporate Council, Board Vice President and in September 2010 was elected President of the Board of Directors.
Professionally, Derek serves as Area President for Sovereign Bank, a Dallas-based financial institution and past corporate sponsor of WaterTower’s annual fundraising Gala. In his role with the bank, Derek focuses on corporate banking including commercial real estate lending, mergers & acquisitions, equipment financing and working capital loans.
A Texas native, Derek received both his BBA in Finance and his MS in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Derek is an active member of American MENSA, an enthusiastic traveler and an avid runner. He is married to Bethany Blount and they have a son, Harrison.
Carolyn Beebe, Co-Chair (Frost Bank) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance. She began her banking career in Austin, TX as a commercial lending credit analyst. After 2 years in Austin, she accepted a position in Dallas working as an analyst with Frost Bank. In January 2002, she transitioned to commercial lending for Frost Bank in Addison, serving middle market companies. In March of 2012 she became the Market Leader for the Addison location of Frost Bank.
Carolyn enjoys working in the Addison community and is active in several non-profit organizations, including WaterTower Theatre. Outside of work she enjoys tennis, golf, traveling, and spending time with her nephew, Jack Joseph .
Carolyn enjoys working in the Addison community and is active in several non-profit organizations, including WaterTower Theatre. Outside of work she enjoys tennis, golf, traveling, and spending time with her nephew, Jack Joseph Carolyn enjoys working in the Addison community and is active in several non-profit organizations, including WaterTower Theatre. Outside ThanTh
Thank you to our members:
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Membership Sponsorship Fee: $500 per year.
Other direct membership benefits Include:
In addition to supporting and sustaining the performing arts in North Texas, WaterTower Theatre corporate partnerships are a great way for corporations to be associated with the beauty, artistry and excellence of one of the country's top professional theatre companies.
We invite you to join our Corporate Council today for just $500.
Please call Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing, at 972-450-6227 or email email@example.com.
WaterTower Theatre is a 501(c) (3) organization as designated by the IRS and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.
Corporate Council Events
Our Corporate Council members have enjoyed many well known guest speakers from the business world since the group was founded in 2009. Speakers have included:
James Keyes, Former CEO of Blockbuster and 7-Eleven Stores (pictured)
John Ackley, CEO, Ackley Financial Group
Jason George, CPA- Director of Tax and Managing Partner, Price Kubecka
Anne Motsenbocker, President, JP Morgan Chase
Ron Whitehead, Town of Addison, City Manager
The Honorable Todd Meier, The Mayor of The Town of Addison
Steve Tolin, Flim and Stage Special Effects Artist
The Corporate Council meets several times a year at events that typically include a pre-show reception, a special guest speaker from the world of business, and a dress rehearsal or performance of a play at WaterTower Theatre.
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001