Stein worked as Executive Director for the Austin Theatre Alliance from 2004 - 2011 at which time he and his partner moved to Dallas in order for Ken Lambrecht to become CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Texas.
Friendship with Ann Richards
The late Ann Richards served as Democratic Governor of Texas from 1991 - 1995. She was the mother of Cecile Richards, CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. On his blog, Stein wrote of his meetings and friendship with Ann Richards:
- "Ann was a subscriber, donor and a friend. I miss her. I first met Ann Richards while I was in college. She gave the keynote speech at my graduation when she was the Texas Treasurer. I had no idea that our paths would cross again, but they did several more times. She was a donor to the Austin Children’s Museum where I worked when I first came to Austin. She was also very involved with Planned Parenthood where I worked before coming to the theater. Each time I saw her I would stupidly find a way to remind her (again and again) that she spoke at my graduation. She finally told me that I could stop telling her that because not only did she remember but “now you are old enough that it’s not really nice to remind me.”
- Biz Journals: Paramount Theatres director leaving, Jan. 19, 2011 (accessed on Sep. 19, 2012)
- Off-Stage with Ken Stein: Holland Taylor brings Ann (back) to the Paramount, May 3, 2011 (accessed on Sep. 19, 2012)