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Worcester’s 10 Coolest People: Lisa Condit, Hanover Theatre Director of PR

Thursday, January 08, 2015

 

Lisa Condit is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for The Hanover Theatre. Condit has been with the Theatre since November 2007.

“I feel fortunate to have been part of the opening team.  The best part of my job is that the theatre is an amazing venue that is constantly bringing interesting shows into Worcester, and I’m lucky enough to see them all if I’d like. 99% of the people I speak with love the theatre and the role we’ve played in helping to revitalize the city and surrounding region,” said Condit.

Condit grew up in Westford and worked for a financial newswire service after she graduated from University of Massachusetts- Amherst. During her time there, Condit worked as a news assistant and then moved into sales and management. She was recruited by a client to be vice president of an agency specializing in marketing and PR for mutual fund companies.

Condit’s experiences have clearly paved her way for a very successful career at Hanover Theater. “An enormous amount of work doesn’t intimidate or overwhelm me and I tend to thrive under pressure. Depending on the situation, I am comfortable participating in projects in a support role, as a contributing member, leader, or mentor.  Most importantly, I appreciate that no accomplishment or success is possible without a lot of

help, so I make a concerted effort to genuinely appreciate and recognize the contributions of others,” said Condit.

Condit has been living in Central Mass for the last 13 years. “It has been one of the best places for me to raise my daughter, romp with my dogs, and find the most wholesome food options available,” said Condit.

Condit is a big fan of the Broadway tours that come to the Hanover. She’s looking forward to Flashdance the Musical, I Love Lucy and Camelot this coming year.

“The other shows I’m especially excited about are Stephen Dubner and Dancing with the Pros Live. Can you tell I have a wide range of interests?,” asked Condit.

In the future, Condit hopes to help Hanover Theatre break into the Top Ten Theatres Worldwide, renovate and restore her antique home to its former glory, and drive across the country and see the Grand Canyon.

 

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Condit grew up in Westford and worked for a financial newswire service after she graduated from University of Massachusetts- Amherst. During her time there, Condit worked as a news assistant and then moved into sales and management. She was recruited by a client to be vice president of an agency specializing in marketing and PR for mutual fund companies.

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