THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SIX MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The President today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:
James A. Johnson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to serve as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses in May of 1995. Mr. Johnson was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers from 1985 to 1990, and Executive Assistant to Vice President Walter Mondale from 1977 to 1980. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution and also serves on the boards of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Carnegie Corporation. Mr. Johnson will serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ronald I. Dozoretz, M.D. is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OPTIONS Health Care (FHC Health Systems), the largest privately-held company providing behavioral health care services throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. His wide range of philanthropic and community interests has included board membership for the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, Virginia State University, United Way, RF&P, the United Jewish Appeal, and the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater. He also served as President of the Portsmouth Academy of Medicine and board member of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia. He is a Founding Contributor to the Dozoretz National Institute for Minorities in Applied Science at Norfolk State University, and was presented the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Virginia AFL-CIO Paul Askew Community Service Award. Dr. Dozoretz received a B.A. and medical degree from the University of Buffalo and psychiatric training at Case Western Reserve University Hospital. He served as a Lieutenant Commander with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1966 to 1968.
Ann Dibble Jordan is currently a consultant and director of companies. Previously, she was Director of the Department of Social Services for the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1986 to 1987; Director of Social Services at the Chicago Lying In Hospital at the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1970 to 1986; and a Field Work Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago from 1970 to 1987. She serves as a board member of Johnson & Johnson Corporation, Automatic Data Processing Corporation, The Traveler's Group, The Hechinger Company, and Salant Corporation. She also serves on the board of Spellman College. Mrs. Jordan earned a B.A. from Vassar College in 1955 and an M.A. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 1961.
Cappy R. McGarr is President of McGarr Capital Management Corp., a firm that specializes in managing hedge funds. Mr. McGarr is also on the Board of Directors of Centurion Trust Holding Company, LLC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Dallas Symphony Association and is a member of the University of Texas at Austin Development Board. Mr. McGarr is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He has served on numerous local and statewide business, civic and charitable boards. Mr. McGarr was employed with Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1977 to 1980. Mr. McGarr earned an M.B.A. in 1977, a Bachelor of Journalism in 1975, and a Bachelor of Arts in 1973, all from the University of Texas at Austin.
Miles L. Rubin is currently Of Counsel to the law firm of Rubin, Rubin, Weinberg & DiPaola, and serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Sun/Greater Texas Apparel Group and the Polo/Ralph Lauren Jeans Co. Additionally, Mr. Rubin serves as Chairman of National Direct Marketing Corporation. He has served as General Counsel and Chairman of Detroit Iron & Steel Industries; President and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Manufacturing Company; and General Counsel and Chairman of Puritan Fashions Corporation. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Dimona Textiles and Beer Sheva Textiles of Israel, and Chief Executive Officer of Optical Systems Corporation. He is a founder of the Albert Einstein Medical School and established and co-founded the Minority Scholarship Education Program at Stanford Law School. He helped establish and served as Chairman of the WOZA Africa Foundation, which served to bring South African playwrights, actors and writers to perform in the United States during apartheid. Together with his wife, Nancy, Mr. Rubin established the Stanford Loan Repayment Fund for law graduates entering public service. Mr. Rubin earned a B.A. in 1950 from Stanford University and a J.D. in 1952 from Stanford Law School, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School.
James D. Wolfensohn is currently President of the World Bank, a position he assumed in June of 1995. For the past six years, he has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Wolfensohn is currently Chair of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group, an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a member emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Population Council. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Wolfensohn was President and Chief Executive Officer of James D. Wolfensohn, Incorporated. He was previously employed as head of the Investment Banking Department of Salomon Brothers in New York, Executive Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Schroders Ltd. in London, and Managing Director of Darling & Company in Australia. Mr. Wolfensohn served as Chairman of New York's Carnegie Hall from 1980 to 1991, and was on the board of the Metropolitan Opera from 1977 to 1993. He holds a B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Sydney and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
The Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the Kennedy Center. Specifically, the Board is charged with four programmatic mandates: the presentation of classical and contemporary music, opera, dance and poetry; the presentation of lectures and other programs; the development of programs for children, youth and the elderly; and the provision of facilities for civic activities.