THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RONNIE FEUERSTEIN HEYMAN TO
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Ronnie Feuerstein Heyman of New York to the National Council on the Arts.
Mrs. Heyman is an attorney and a partner in Heyman Properties, a real estate development firm with headquarters in Westport, Connecticut. She serves in a number of community service organizations, including American Friends of the Israel Museum and the Executive Committee of the International Directors Council of the Guggenheim Museum. Mrs. Heyman is a trustee of Yeshiva University and its Cordozo School of Law. Together with her husband, Samuel J. Heyman, she is an avid collector of post-war American and European painting, sculpture and photography. Mrs. Heyman earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1969, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a J.D. in 1972 from Yale Law School.
The National Council on the Arts advises the Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (who also chairs the Council) on policies, programs and procedures for carrying out the agency's functions, duties and responsibilities; and reviews and makes recommendations to the Chair on applications for grants. The Council also recommends to the President individuals and organizations to receive the National Medal of Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in America.