In 1997, Cathy Weiss became a founding Board Member of the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts and in 2003 was named Executive Director. The Webb Center is a 600-seat state of the art venue located in Wickenburg Arizona. The Center is a non-profit organization that raises or earns almost $2 million dollars annually to operate. In a community with a population of 10,000, the Webb Center occupies 92% of its seats for performances annually. With a staff of 7 employees and 150 volunteers, The Webb Center’s body of work includes; presenting a series of 30 professional touring national and international performances between November and April, managing an artist-live work space designed to permit artistic companies to create new work, The Made in Wickenburg Residency Program. Education components include life-long learning, arts-in-education programs to 2,900 children in rural Arizona through free classroom workshops, school performances and producing a two incredible summer arts camps in the month of June, Camp Imagination. Ms. Weiss is fiscally responsible for the organization while overseeing facility management, audience development, publicity/marketing, membership/volunteer services, fund and board development. Ms. Weiss was raised in Arizona and prior to entering the non-profit world enjoyed a 27-year career in the luxury hotel business in locations all across the world.
Director (through 2020)