Marie Facini is a nonprofit executive with extensive background building audiences. She currently serves as Director of Community Engagement at Shakespeare Dallas, a performing arts organization dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible for all ages and backgrounds. In her role, Facini is responsible for all marketing and fundraising efforts. Prior to Shakespeare Dallas, Facini worked for global brands including Tripadvisor, Food Network and HGTV. Her work has generated millions of dollars in company value and has reached over 400 million monthly online users in 49 markets across 28 languages. Facini began her career in the nonprofit sector, growing membership for San Francisco Opera’s young artist training program. Facini graduated with a B.S. in Communication from Boston University. Inspired by Tripadvisor and her love of travel, she completed a M.S. in Travel and Tourism from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2020. Along the way Facini has worked with small businesses and nonprofits ranging from aquariums and museums to environmental advocacy groups and community gardens. Facini currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her 2 children. Her volunteer activities include fostering with Dallas Animal Services, registering voters as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar and delivering meals through Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program.