Responsibilities include capital projects, board relations

NEW YORK — Mara Manus has been appointed executive director of the Public Theater.

Manus comes to the Public after a four-year tenure at the Ford Foundation. Her prior experience includes 13 years in Hollywood as a production executive.

Manus will be in charge of finance, marketing and communications, and development. She also will be responsible for capital projects and board relations.

The previous exec director, Fran Reiter, left after less than a year.

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