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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 23, 1995



President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:

Patricia Staunton Etchart of Montana is an Honorary Trustee of the Yellowstone Arts Center and Co-Chair of the Conference Committee of the Museum Trustee Association.

Meghan Zanolli Holbrook of Utah served as campaign manager for Stewart Hanson for Governor 1992. Previously, she was the business liaison for Representative Wayne Owens' district office and managed corporate contributions for Robert Redford's Sundance Institute and Film Festival.

John P. Manning of Massachusetts is President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Boston Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm. He is also founder and President of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. Additionally, he is on the Advisory Boards for a number of non-profit organizations, including YouthBuild Boston and the Make a Wish Foundation.

Cherri D. Roden of Oregon is owner of Roden Communications, a consulting practice which creates and implements effective communication strategies for companies. She has taught courses in Communications at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Ann M. DeLaney of Indiana was most recently the Chair of the Indiana State Democratic Party. Formerly, she was a partner in the law firm of Price & DeLaney and was vice president of the Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services. Mrs. Delaney was also a member of the Indiana University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. She served as campaign manager for Evan Bayh for Governor in 1992 and was the 1984 Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.

Kandy Stroud of the District of Columbia is a best-selling author and journalist. She is a trustee and past president of the Board of the Choral Arts Society of Washington and has performed for sixteen years on the stage of the Kennedy Center with the group. Ms. Stroud has also worked as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for CNN. She has been a regular contributor to numerous magazines, including Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, and New York Times Magazine.

The Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is charged with advising and consulting with the Board of Trustees for the Center. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding existing and prospective cultural activities to be featured at the Center. In addition, the members of the committee assist in the Center's capital campaign and act as liaisons to performance groups and performing arts centers throughout the nation. The staff and budget for the Advisory Committee are determined and allocated by the management of the Kennedy Center.