The Grand Theatre announces new Executive Director

STAMFORD, Texas (July 2, 2018) – The Grand Theatre is proud to welcome back Suzanne Haterius-Fusaro to the Stamford community as its newly appointed Executive Director.

shf-profile-pic.jpgMs. Haterius-Fusaro has more than 25 years of experience in event coordination, fundraising, and advocacy work. A native of Stamford, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX before going on to study at the Institute for Organizational Management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

As a current resident of Hurst, TX, Ms. Haterius-Fusaro is an active member of her community, serving in various associations and volunteer positions in her free time. However, she is looking forward to coming back to her roots in Stamford.

“I feel that this is truly an exciting time for Stamford,” said Haterius-Fusaro. “I have always known the people there are some of the best anywhere.  There are so many exciting opportunities this venue will offer. The possibilities are only limited by our imagination.”

As Director of Operations, Ms. Haterius-Fusaro will be overseeing all events at the Grand Theatre as well lead the development of future endeavors for the venue. She will also coordinate the marketing and fundraising efforts for the theatre while managing the day-to-day operations.

Ms. Haterius-Fusaro is excited to return to her hometown and be a part of the Stamford community once again. She expressed that returning to the area has been a goal of hers for many years. She also explained how fitting it was to be coming back as part of The Grand Theatre, the place where her parents first met in 1955.

“The one constant in this community is the rich fiber that connects all of us.  It is created by the wonderful people who are our friends and neighbors,” said Haterius-Fusaro. “That fiber IS Stamford, and it is woven in all of us.  If we move away, we take that fiber with us and people recognize it.  Others don’t know what it is, but they know it’s special.”

Gary Decker, chairman of the Grand Theatre committee, expressed his gratitude for the large interest in the position from many qualified candidates both within and outside the community. He shared his enthusiasm about having a native of Stamford return to be a part of restoring the Grand Theatre to its former glory.

“We are extremely excited to have Suzanne take this position,” said Decker. “We think she is a perfect fit because of her ties to the community and deep love for Stamford as well as her strong background in fundraising and marketing. We are pleased to welcome a Stamford native back to the community.”

The Grand Theatre continues to move closer to its reopening, and with the step of adding Ms. Haterius-Fusaro to the team it is one step closer. Please visit to follow along with the progress and to find out more information about the Grand Theatre and its return to our community.