The Georgia Institute of Technology has named Lee Foster as Assistant Director of the Office of the Arts.
Foster comes to Georgia Tech after serving as Managing Director of Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, where she helped rebrand the theater company and dramatically increased both audiences and earned income. Prior to that, Foster was the Artistic and Executive Producing Director for 16 years at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, California.
“We are very pleased to welcome Lee as part of our Office of the Arts team. As we bring together the best in the arts with innovative technologies, her leadership and experience will be integral to the success of the program,” states Madison Cario, Director of the Office of the Arts.
Foster is noted for her creative management and thoughtful partnerships that provided “economies of scale” for Hillbarn Theatre simultaneously with two other professional California companies, Diablo Ballet and the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. She holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, and an MBA in Business from the University of San Francisco. She began her career at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco after graduating in Chinese Studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She serves as a 2018 Impact Area Advisor to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. She is married to musician Greg Sudmeier and lives in Serenbe.
As Assistant Director, Foster will oversee the financial and business operations of the Office of the Arts. The Office manages the Arts@Tech professional performance series, the campus public art program, student engagement programs, the operation of the Ferst Center for the Arts, and works with the Georgia Tech Arts Advisory Board and the Georgia Tech Arts Council on the strategic direction, collaboration, and promotion of campus arts experiences.