Gary Cutbirth, who devoted 32 years to managing the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, will retire on Oct. 17.
“Gary has served as facility manager with expertise, dedication and devotion,” said Laura Kendall, executive director of the Morrison Center. She called Cutbirth a collaborative team member who took care to ensure everyone using the building had a good experience.
Cutbirth oversaw many projects and improvements to the Morrison Center, most recently the replacement of the chiller, removing and installing a new stage door, as well as the many projects in the front and back of house.
“I’ve worked with many facility and operations managers over my career, but I have met no one who takes as much pride in their work as Gary. He is a true professional who knows the building inside and out and understands the unique nature of the performing arts. I am personally so grateful for Gary’s work these last few months and his guidance as we consider how to open in this new landscape,” said Kendall.
Cutbirth is taking vacation beginning Aug. 17 until his retirement date. The Morrison Center staff is planning a celebration for Cutbirth in October.