CINCINNATI: Violet Rae Webster, Sales Manager for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has been appointed to the Board of the Ohio Arts Professional Network (OAPN).
In 2016, Violet Rae joined the professional staff of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati as Sales Manager for TCT On Tour, the organization’s touring division. Her focus is booking that division into schools, libraries, performance venues and theatres throughout the tri-state and beyond to present live educational productions that explore historical events, celebrate cultural heritage and new takes on literary favorites.
OAPN, founded in 1960, is a professional association that provides a forum for developing business relationships, partnerships, and cooperative ventures among organizations that present arts and entertainment programming as well as performers, arts service organizations and artist management agencies doing business in Ohio and nearby states. Their purpose is to provide programs and services that strengthen the quality and scope of the performing arts in Ohio.
Prior to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Violet enjoyed a 30+-year career in sales and marketing management for major special events, attractions and a convention & visitor’s bureau. Her experience offers the foundation and skills to direct a team and create strategic initiatives to support a successful sales campaign. Violet said, “I believe that people buy from people and that it is important to stay viable and connected with the community.”
In her immediate past position, she represented Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at major travel & tourism sales conferences such as NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), Heartland Travel Showcase and to the local tourism and hospitality community. She has served on the board of the Ohio Travel Association and continues to serve on the Membership Committee and is currently on the board of the Tourism Council of Greater Cincinnati where she has held every office including Chairman. In her current position she represents The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at Arts Midwest and is a member of OAPN where she is looking forward to serving on the board this term.
Violet Rae lives in Cold Spring, KY. She has BA in Communications with Emphasis in Theatre from Morehead State University, professional sales and sales management training and some post baccalaureate credits in photography and design. She is a graduate of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy (OTLA) and a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).