<p class="p1"><strong>Incoming Pacific Northwest Ballet executive director Ellen Walker.&nbsp;Photo by Lindsay Thomas</strong></p>

Incoming Pacific Northwest Ballet executive director Ellen Walker. Photo by Lindsay Thomas

Ellen Walker has been named executive director of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). 

Walker, who is currently in her 11th season as PNB’s director of marketing and communications, will succeed retiring executive director D. David Brown, effective July 1, 2014. 

She is also a member of the faculty for Seattle University’s Master of Fine Arts program, where she teaches arts marketing. 

Prior to joining PNB, she was a marketing and sponsorship consultant to arts and civic organizations and managed a number of projects for Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation. 

From 1988 to 2000 Ms. Walker was director of marketing for Seattle Children’s Theatre.