The 2023 Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution was given to George Levesque who has served as Executive Director for the Abilene Paramount for the past seven years. Given annually, this award recognizes an individual who demonstrates vision, dedication, selflessness, and excellence through his, her or their contribution to historic theatres and their communities. Levesque is credited with building on the theatre's past success, taking the Paramount to new heights and reaching new audiences.
When asked about the nomination Stein said, "It's clear that since hiring Mr. Levesque, the Paramount Theatre has expanded its mission and artistic reach within the community of Abilene and West Texas. There were numerous worthy nominees, but George hit all the criteria and then some."