We are excited to announce that Lynne King Smith, CEO and co-founder of TicketForce, has been elected to the national League of Historic American Theatre (LHAT) board of directors. King Smith will serve a three-year term on the board.

LHAT, a nonprofit membership organization, is a professional network dedicated to preserving, restoring and sustaining America’s historic theaters for the benefit of their communities and future generations.

“Our board members are active volunteers in the League as well as strong champions for the valuable role historic theatres can play in the life of their communities. The League is fortunate to have their experience and leadership,” said Don Telford, LHAT president and president & CEO of San Diego Theatres.

LHAT was founded in 1976 by an “eclectic group who were interested in old theatres”: Michael Price of the Goodspeed Opera House, Bob Stodd of the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware and Gene Chesley, a theatre professor in design from the University of California in Davis.

The League’s initial conference took place in New Harmony, Indiana on June 3, 1977. 41 representatives from 26 theatres attended and annual meetings have been held since then.

To learn more about the League of Historic American Theatres, visit www.lhat.org.