Texas Book Festival Announces New Development Director

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We are excited to announce that Janet Hutchison has joined the Texas Book Festival team as Development Director. Janet serves as the TBF primary development officer responsible for fundraising and ensuring that fundraising efforts support the Festival’s mission, programs and strategic vision. A native Texan, Janet has a B.A. in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin and her Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, University of Indiana.

Earlier in her career she was the Executive Director of Literacy Austin and with a dedicated board of directors developed an annual book sale called Bookfest. Prior to joining the Festival, she was the Development Director at the LBJ Foundation and the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

Janet has been a member of her book club known as Bookgals for over 16 years. Her favorite genres include Southern fiction and short stories and she has a first edition copy of every Shelby Hearon novel written. We are thrilled to have Janet join our team. Welcome Janet!