Laura Street, immediate past Executive Director, of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts has been a physical therapist, nurse practitioner, administrator, and executive director, civic volunteer, and fundraiser during her career. She has seven years of experience creating, developing and managing a women’s center for the Department of OB/GYN School of Medicine of Texas Tech University at Amarillo.
As Executive Director of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts she developed the nonprofit organization, led a campaign to raise over $33 million, and supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art center for the performing arts. She has consulted to develop the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University, organizational assessment for the Amarillo Area Foundation, strategic planning for the Coalition of Health Services and Habitat for Humanity of Amarillo, executive search for the Amarillo Opera and Amarillo Symphony, and was Interim Executive Director of the Amarillo Symphony for six months.
She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree from West Texas A&M University in Nursing including administration, research, and counseling and has been a women’s health nurse practitioner. She additionally holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Physical Therapy and a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.