Tisa Weiss Hibbs is a lifelong advocate for the arts. An actress, she grew up in Tyler, graduated with honors and a BFA from SMU, and began dancing and singing as one of Disney World’s “Kids of the Kingdom” while still in college. Her most visible roles have been in “Hope Floats,” Jerry Seinfeld’s Thanksgiving Special, “Friday Night Lights,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Dallas,” “The Young & The Restless,” and various television commercials. More recently Tisa’s work as a director/writer/producer has been recognized with numerous TELLY and ADDY awards. Tisa’s passion for volunteering includes serving as President of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Vice-President of both the Hibbs Family Foundation and Young Audiences of NE Texas, and Co-Chair for Bethesda Clinic’s Runway for Hope. She has worked for years on the boards of the Tyler Civic Theatre, East Texas Youth Orchestra, and East Texas Crisis Center, and as a Keynote member of the ETSO Women’s Symphony League, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, and charter member of The Women’s Fund. Tisa holds lifetime memberships in The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and Girl Scouts, and serves on The Dallas Opera Guild, Texas Shakespeare Festival Guild, and Tyler Junior College Center for the Performing Arts Steering Committee. She received the Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Champions of Youth Award, and was named an Honorary Board Member by Junior Achievement. Tisa has been married to Billy Hibbs, Chairman of Heartland Security Insurance Group, for 37 years, and they have two grown children, Stratton (former Oxford Choral Scholar & double bassist) and London (UCLA Cheerleader & vocal performance major).