Courtney Barker was formerly the President & Executive Director of Ballet San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas. During her tenure, she was able to transform the company into a premier and nationally recognized arts organization. Courtney developed and led the vision and strategy for the organization, produced new initiatives and programs, and significantly increased operational funding. Additionally, she created and implemented a development plan to cultivate and secure individual donors, as well as corporate and foundation support. After her time at Ballet San Antonio, she was then asked by the San Antonio City Manager to act as a consultant for the Department of Arts and Culture where she prepared and delivered strategic recommendations and was able to assist in creating a new strategic plan for the department. Courtney received her BA in Communications with a focus on Public Relations from the University of Texas. She has also completed several continued education courses that include Non-Profit Executive Director Responsibilities and Management Strategies, Development and Sponsorship Programs and grant writing.
Educated in, and a passionate believer of the Catholic School system, Courtney is excited to bring her development skills to ASB!