El Paso Opera’s Board of Trustees President, Stacey Hunt Spier, has been recognized nationally by OPERA America.
Ms. Hunt Spier has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards for her work on behalf of El Paso Opera. These awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective organizations.
Ms. Hunt Spier has been a member of El Paso Opera Board of Trustees for seven years and became President in August of 2017.
Under her guidance and dedication, El Paso Opera ushered in its 25th Anniversary Season and underwent a complete rebranding effort in order to position itself for future success. She has been instrumental in shaping the current expanded Board of Trustees and was an obvious choice for nomination of this award.
Stacey Hunt Spier is a community advocate and volunteer, and she serves the Hunt Family Foundation as a representative to community funders.
Mrs. Hunt Spier graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and also earned a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She practiced as an occupational therapist for 10 years, working in both San Francisco and El Paso, and specializing in patient care for adults with brain injuries.
In addition to her duties at the Hunt Family Foundation, Mrs. Hunt Spier gives countless hours of her time to causes close to her heart. For over 15 years, she has played an active role in several civic, charitable and educational organizations, such as Amor Por Juarez, the Junior League of El Paso, the Lydia Patterson Institute and the St. Clements School Parent Council. She has also served as a board member and gala chairman for Kids Excel.
Mrs. Hunt Spier currently serves as the president of the board of directors for El Paso Opera and is a member of the board of directors of the El Paso Art Museum Foundation, the Paso Del Norte Charitable Foundation and El Paso Children’s Development Center, where she served for two terms as chairman of the board.
El Paso Opera will soon present Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world’s first mariachi opera on April 5 and 6 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
OPERA America will pay tribute to Stacey Hunt Spier and the other honorees and celebrate their remarkable achievements at a dinner and reception later this month.