The City of Mauldin is pleased to welcome Christine Faust as cultural affairs manager. In this role, Faust is responsible for leading all current and future cultural assets of the City, including the Mauldin Cultural Center where she will direct daily operations including budgeting and managing staff. The Mauldin Cultural Center and its team are part of Mauldin’s Community Development Department and seek to use the arts as a tool to drive economic development and community connections. Programming includes live theatre, festivals and concerts throughout the year as well as collaboration with local schools on arts education.
“Through Christine’s past experiences, she has developed the skillset and leadership necessary to lead the City’s cultural affairs department effectively and creatively,” said Economic Planning and Development Chair and City Councilman Taft Matney. “She has been involved with the Cultural Center over the past few years and understands what it means to our community. We are excited to work with her and look forward to seeing how she will continue to grow the offerings at the Cultural Center.”
Faust comes to the City with more than 25 years of experience in the marketing, event planning and development industries. In her most recent role, she served as development associate for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for annual events that ensured the organization met its revenue goals, secured event sponsors and cultivated relationships with current and prospective donors.
“Mauldin has done an incredible job of making the Cultural Center a destination where the whole family can enjoy top-notch arts and education experiences,” said Faust. “I am thrilled to join the City’s team to build on favorite traditions and expand with exciting opportunities that will attract even more of the community.”
Faust was first drawn to the Cultural Center through her son’s love of trains and the historic building has become a second home for her and her family over the last three years with her daughter being part of the magic in the youth theatre program. In her free time, she loves playing cards with her son, belting show tunes with her daughter and planning vacations with her husband. She earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina Upstate with concentrations in business in psychology.