Judith was first elected to the board in the fall of 2012. She has served on the Governance Committee, was active in establishing the Membership Task Force, and served as Secretary 2013-14, She has been the Treasurer since 2014 and was a key member of the new ED search and current strategic plan development. In 2015 she was asked to serve an additional two year term.
Judith has her most recent professional experience with twenty years at Keswick Theatre-earning her way through progressive experience to the positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Business Development Officer and now General Manager under AEG Lives' ownership. This journey involved immersion in financial, event logistics and management, marketing/PR and building operations. Working with a team of talented professional associates and mentors, she has participated in the venue blossoming into one of the Top 100 Theater venues worldwide (Pollstar). During this time, she has also worked directly managing two other venues, professional organizations such as League of Historic American Theaters and International Ticketing Association (2004 Conference Committee and Education Committee) and with two major international Promoters as owners.
Prior to the Keswick, Herbst worked for a number of organizations, both commercial and nonprofit including Betz Laboratories (Quality Initiatives, Competitive Intelligence, Marketing) Greater Berks Food Bank (Finance), Abington YMCA (Operations/Finance), in the construction and banking fields. A passion for the history and importance of history of cultural activities stems back to course work in American Studies/Theatre at Case Western Reserve. While in Cleveland, she also booked bands for local clubs. Additional personal interests include writing (author of a book on the Keswick Theatre, published articles in International Association of Venue Managers as well as published poetry), volunteerism (Creative Montco initiative Executive Committee, Greater Glenside Chamber of Commerce Board Member), and education and mentorship for students including home schooling initiatives.