From WFAA to Dallas City Hall to the AT&T PAC, Chris Heinbaugh Keeps Trading Up
Today I notified Ms. Suhm and Mayor Caraway that I am leaving my position in the Mayor's office. Effective June 9, I will assume the position of External Affairs Director for the AT&T Performing Arts Center. I'll be handling government relations and institutional press and working with the new CEO, Mark Weinstein, to create exciting and inclusive new programs for the many diverse communities in Dallas and its North Texas neighbors.Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. But what about the hat? When do we get the hat?
As you probably know from my days as a reporter, I have been a lover of the arts and passionate about the ATT PAC and the Dallas Arts District. As chief of staff, I've been fortunate to able to be a cheerleader for the Center both here at home and during our travels across the country and overseas. I am very excited that I will now be joining this tremendous team and its new CEO to continue moving the Center and the city forward.
"I'm keeping the hat," he says. "Because I'm waiting for the bridge to get done so I can get my picture taken in front of it while wearing the hat, because that's my Christmas card this year." So that's spoiled.