CEDAR CITY, UT—The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced that Kami Terry Paul, who has worked at the Festival in various marketing positions over the past sixteen years, has been promoted to the position of general manager.

She will be replacing Zachary Murray, who recently left the Festival to take a position with Southern Utah University. In her new position, she will be responsible for the business and financial operations of the Festival.

Paul began at the Festival in 2001 as marketing manager. Six years later, she was promoted to marketing director, then in 2015 was named marketing and communications director, tasked with managing the department responsible for all marketing, public relations, publications, and guest services at the Festival.

“I am thrilled with this new opportunity and new role here at the Festival,” she said. “From attending my first Festival play in the Adams Theatre in 1994, to the sixteen seasons I have worked here, I love what the Festival is; and I am happy to be a part of its future as well.”

Paul grew up in Sandy, Utah and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Weber State University in 2001. She earned an MBA in 2007 from Southern Utah University.

“The Festival has been fortunate indeed to have Kami Paul serve as our director of marketing and communications for two years, and we are now even more fortunate that she will become the new general manager,” said Frank Mack, executive producer. “Kami's education and expertise are ideally suited for the role of general manager; and, after seeing her skills and professionalism in action in her current role, I am confident that she is the ideal person to fill the critical role of general manager.”