Comic Book Classroom Hires Executive Director

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Christine Tubbs Brings Nonprofit Management, Fundraising Experience to Parent Organization of Denver Comic Con

Comic Book Classroom (CBC), a Denver-based nonprofit designed to help promote literacy through pop culture—including its popular Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), today announced it hired Christine Tubbs in the role of executive director.

“Comic Book Classroom began looking at more than 250 candidates for our executive director position in September of 2013,” said Comic Book Classroom interim executive director and director of education Illya Kowalchuk. “Christine stood out to us because of her stellar track record of moving nonprofits from early growth to stable maturity, and that’s exactly where CBC is in its start-up cycle.”

Tubbs brings specific experience in implementing strategic modification of tactical infrastructure geared toward expanding mission specific programs, and increasing revenue.

Most recently, Tubbs served as the executive director of Valley Outreach, a nonprofit working to provide basic human needs of food, clothing and financial assistance for heat, housing and other crucial needs to residents of St. Croix Valley in Minnesota. Prior to that, Tubbs was the executive director of the Partnership Plan, the education foundation for Stillwater Public Schools, an organization serving as a catalyst for innovative learning for students by forging community partnerships.

“Comic Book Classroom has a tremendous opportunity to engage thousands of kids in education—not just in Colorado, but potentially internationally,” said Tubbs. “The organization has gone from zero to sixty in the blink of an eye, but they’re doing it right—the investment in the structure and development of curricula delivery systems is essential, and that’s been the focus since last year’s convention.”

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About Denver Comic Con
Entering its third year, the DCC is Denver’s premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit

About Comic Book Classroom
Comic Book Classroom is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools, and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC.


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