Grand names Thompson as new executive director

Gail Thompson of Ellsworth is the new executive director of The Grand Auditorium.

ELLSWORTH — Gail Thompson of Ellsworth has been named to succeed Zoe Scott as executive director of The Grand.

Thompson will begin work in July. She has served on the theater’s board of directors for five years, both on the Governance Committee and as secretary.

Thompson has spent 30 years in nonprofit administration and management, most recently as director of advancement at the Schoodic Education and Resource Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor.

“We are delighted that Gail has agreed to take over from Zoe,” said Board President Charles Alexander. “She is already familiar with The Grand’s staff and operations, she is known and respected in the community and she brings a wealth of nonprofit and development experience to the job.

“We feel she is a perfect match and look forward to her leadership.”

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