Hancock, Becky - Chair

League of Historic American Theatres Board Chair

Becky Hancock

Becky Hancock

Executive Director
Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation
Knoxville, TN
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Becky Hancock has over 20 years' experience in the performing arts and nonprofit sectors. As Executive Director of the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, she oversees all Theatre activity, serves as the public face of the organization, and works with the HTTF Board of Directors to preserve and maintain this important community asset and Official State Theatre of Tennessee. The Tennessee Theatre is active 220 days annually, presenting 40 touring concerts, 6 Broadway titles, 10 classic films, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Opera, and numerous community and private events each year. In 2005, the Theatre completed a $30 million comprehensive renovation and has since entertained more than 2.4 million patrons and helped revitalize downtown Knoxville.

Becky's career began in arts administration, working in New York City for a public relations firm representing classical musicians and performing arts organizations. She moved back to her hometown in 2001 to work for AC Entertainment, managing the daily operations of Tennessee Theatre until 2007. She was actively involved in the 2005 renovation, participating in both operational/programmatic planning and assisting the Board in fundraising. Prior to her 2013 return to the Tennessee Theatre, she was Assistant Director of Knox Heritage, a preservation advocacy organization.

Becky has loved LHAT since her first conference in Miami in 2003. A 1994 University of Tennessee alum, Becky completed a year in Leadership Knoxville in 2006, and she is an active member of the Executive Women's Association and Tennesseans for the Arts. She also currently serves on the board of Visit Knoxville. She spends her free time cooking, renovating her historic home, and making music with her husband and friends.