Meghan Hochstetler, Robinson Film Center’s audience director, has been named interim executive director by the nonprofit’s board of directors. She takes over May 2 for outgoing executive director Alexandyr Kent, who is moving soon with his family to Wisconsin.
Hochstetler has worked at Robinson Film Center since 2011. She has helped to grow and sharpen RFC’s education and film programming.
“I’m proud to be a part of the team of staff and board members at RFC and excited for this opportunity,” Hochstetler said. “It has been a pleasure to work for and with Alex for the past five years. He’s done incredible things for our organization, and I look forward to helping RFC push ahead.”
Hochstetler began working at RFC in 2011 as a media educator. In 2012 she became education director and in 2015 was named director of audience. After earning a journalism degree from Louisiana Tech University, Hochstetler worked as a freelance writer for local publications like The Shreveport Times, while also pursuing a career working with teenagers at area churches.
“We’re very fortunate to have Meghan,” said Ro White, board president of RFC. “We’re sorry to see Alex go, but RFC has a great team in place. Meghan is the right choice to lead us through this transition. She’s been a great spokesperson and tireless leader for our programming. She will do a great job carrying RFC forward.”
Kent’s final day at RFC is April 29. The board will celebrate his contributions at a happy hour reception on May 3, the evening of Give for Good. The “day of giving,” sponsored locally by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, is an opportunity for citizens to support their favorite nonprofits by donating online at www.giveforgoodnla.org.