Ellen Mason, before being promoted to Communications Director, served as the Communications Manager for the Texas Cultural Trust since December 2013. With over fifteen years of experience in communications, PR, and marketing, Ellen develops relationships with the media and works to promote the Trust’s various programs and partnerships. Before her work at the Texas Cultural Trust, Ellen worked in marketing and communications at numerous arts-related organizations including the Austin Opera, One World Theatre, Gibson Musical Instruments, MusiCares, and The GRAMMY Foundation, and Kenneth Cole Productions. She has also worked independently, providing consulting and project management services in marketing, promotions, and event planning. Ellen is actively involved in the community, serving as chair for numerous organizations and is a current member of the Blanton Museum of Art and Texas Performing Arts Social Series. She has served as a Chair for the Austin Film Society’s annual gala, and is on the Board of Directors for the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. Ellen has also worked with the Texas Book Festival, serving as a Chair for the past eight years.
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree in Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA.
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