THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES D. CASTO AND PETER FIELD TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
The President today announced his intent to appoint James D. Casto and Peter Field to the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
James D. Casto of Ohio is Chairman of the Board of Casto Investments Company, Ltd., Casto Equities Corporation and Casto Enterprises. He has been an active fundraiser for the City of Columbus, Ohio, and served as the Honorary Chairman for the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio in 1990. Mr. Casto is a veteran of World War II and an alumnus of Ohio State University.
Peter Field of Wyoming is the former President, Owner and General Manager of Cambria Forest Industries in Newcastle, Wyoming. Mr. Field has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Judicial Nominating Commission, the Economic Development and Stabilization Board, the Community College Commission, the Financial Institution Board and the Department of Environmental Quality. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors of the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer, South Dakota. Mr. Field is a paratroop veteran of World War II.
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 fundraising and act as liaisons to performance groups and performing arts centers throughout the nation.