The Educational Theatre Association is pleased to announce that Allison Dolan has joined the organization as Chief Content Officer as of April 1. As CCO, Dolan will lead all content operations supporting EdTA’s mission.
Previously, Dolan spent 19 years at F+W Media, with her most recent role overseeing the publisher’s Cincinnati-based brands, including Writer’s Digest, Family Tree, and Popular Woodworking. At F+W, Dolan led and provided oversight for publications, marketing and communications, online education, and events. Dolan also has extensive editorial experience; she served as editor in chief of Family Tree Magazine for almost a decade and earned her journalism degree from Ohio University.
Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald said, “Dolan’s leadership will be a great fit with EdTA’s goal to leverage content across all platforms: events, magazines, digital, online education, and future avenues. In addition, her understanding in shaping events and online education will serve the association as it continues to evolve the International Thespian Festival, EdTA National Conference, and launch online education.”
Dolan, who has a personal connection to high school education and theatre through her family and strongly believes in EdTA’s mission says she is excited for the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic organization with enthusiastic colleagues who make a difference in people’s lives.
“I’m so thrilled to apply my media background and skills in service of EdTA’s members and mission,” Dolan said. “EdTA does outstanding work supporting theatre education, and I look forward to helping amplify those efforts.”
Dolan is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and resides with her husband, Matthew, and children Emma, Eóin and Declán in Cincinnati.