Feb 01, 2023

Bettles hired by Fox Theatre

Posted Feb 01, 2023 2:14 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre announced Penny Bettles as the new Development Administrator. Penny started Monday and will plan and coordinate all development activities, major fundraising activities, sponsorship programs, and related special projects.

Bettles also will also seek out and write grant proposals along with assisting in social media content, community outreach and overseeing educational programming.

Bettles was the Executive Director for Salina Downtown, Inc. for over 10 years and still resides in Salina, but was born and raised in Hutch and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1999.

“We are very excited to welcome Penny into the Fox Family, which includes our board members, staff, volunteers, donors, patrons, and sponsors," said Fox Executive Director Josh Davies. "Penny’s passion for the Fox, her professional background, and impressive skillset will make her a great asset to our team as we work toward expanding the legacy of the Fox for generations to come.”

While in Salina Penny received an Associate Degree in Business Administration at Brown Mackie College in 2003. She has also gone through several leadership programs and completed courses through WSU.

“I am fortunate to be able to come back to Hutch and rediscover my hometown through a completely different perspective,” Bettles said. “I am so excited to see what the future brings for myself and the Fox Theatre.”

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