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Leader Profile: Brian Goesl

Brian Goesl

Executive Director
Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council
LT Class of 2002

A native of Texarkana USA, Brian is one of those Best and Brightest who returned to make a significant difference in Texarkana.  Prior to spending intervening years in NYC and beyond, Brian put his theatre background to work in the Arkansas schools and the community at large, and was part of the original restoration of the Perot Theatre in the early 1980s. 

After his return in the late ‘90s, Brian began working for TRAHC and began serving as Executive Director in 2008. He is responsible for strategic planning, programmming, administration of the council and interaction with local, state, federal agencies.  Provides leadership to develop, communicate and pursue TRAHC’s vision and mission. Positions TRAHC for community leadership through community partnerships, which includes TRAHC’s role as manager of the Perot Theatre for the CIty of Texarkana, TX. In that capacity, Brian has a leadership role in maintaining the beauty and functionality of that beautiful treasure.  

Brian’s influence on the look of downtown is significant, having been the designer and instigator of TRAHC’s ArtWall, as well as a decades-long advisor and champion of LT’s fountain entry at the downtown Post Office, he was the completer of the Ties that Bind artwork at Front Street, and most recently, added the colorful new panels at Arts on Main,as just a few the fruits of his inspirations.  

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Brian has a passion for Texarkana, a passion for TRAHC and a passion for what the arts can do for Texarkana. He knows that TRAHC’s future and success depends on community support, and encourages all to join TRAHC to show that support.  

Brian is by nature a community servant, sharing his time and energies far beyond the extensive time he invests in directing TRAHC, to serving recently as President of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, as well as continued service to the Texarkana Community Foundation and many other organizations.  

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