Commissioner Bush Announces New Director of the Alamo
Native Texan to lead Shrine of Texas liberty into the next chapter of history
(AUSTIN, Texas) — Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Rebecca Bridges Dinnin of San Antonio has been appointed Director of the Alamo, a new senior-level position in the Texas General Land Office (GLO).
“I am proud to welcome Becky to this important position within the Texas General Land Office – one that is meaningful not just for the GLO, but for all who hold the Alamo sacred,” Bush said. “As director, Becky will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Alamo and I believe her expertise in communications, capital fundraising, tourism promotion and management will serve her well in this exciting and challenging new role.”
Dinnin comes to the position after more than seven years with the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where she has served as the chamber’s Vice President of Image and Communications. Earlier roles include several years as Director of Communications for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University and has an undergraduate degree in journalism from Baylor University.
“As a native Texan, I cannot imagine a greater honor than leading the Alamo,” Dinnin said. “The Alamo is not only a shrine for all of Texas, but a cultural icon recognized around the world. I am proud to join the GLO and share the message of the Alamo with all who visit.”
“Becky will be a new force for good helping to lead the efforts to enhance the status of the shrine of Texas liberty not only for San Antonio but for the entire state of Texas,” said Richard Perez, President/CEO, The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Dinnin was born in Plainview and raised in Groom outside of Amarillo, Texas. She has worked for more than a decade in San Antonio. Dinnin will assume the Director of the Alamo role on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
By order of the 82nd Legislature, the Texas General Land Office assumed responsibility for oversight of the Alamo in 2011. For more information on the Alamo, please visit the official Alamo website at www.thealamo.org.
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