THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES KATHERINE BRYAN AND HOWARD TORGROVE TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
The President announced today his intention to appoint Katherine Bryan and Howard Torgrove to the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Katherine B. Bryan, of New York, New York, was a member of the board of Family Dynamics from 1988 to 1992, and in 1989, she founded the Children's Lifeline Award, recognizing outstanding child advocacy achievements. From 1984 to 1986, Ms. Bryan lived in Houston, Texas, and was active in the cultural arts, serving on the board of directors of the Texas Chamber Quartet and as the chairperson of the Houston Opera Ball and vice-chairman of the Texas Chamber Orchestra. From 1980-1984, Ms. Bryan served as Vice President of Marketing at Corporate Health Examiners in New York City. Ms. Bryan is a Trustee of the Gretchen Josey Charitable Foundation for the Arts and Education. She received a B.A. degree and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri.
Howard H. Torgove of Denver, Colorado, an investor in real estate and other businesses, is a Trustee and principal owner of Magna Associates Liquidating Trust, a company which operates an office, retail, and apartment complex in Denver. Mr. Torgove has been active in cultural arts programs both locally and nationally. He is a board member of the Foundation for the Denver Performing Arts Complex, a board member of the Mayor's Art, Culture & Film Foundation, an Associate Member of the Denver Art Museum, a member of the Metro Denver Network Board of Governors, and a member of the Director's Society of the Denver Center of Performing Arts. Additionally, Mr. Torgove is a former board member of The Historic Paramount Theatre Foundation Board, a board member and former chairman of the Kempe Children's Foundation, and a member of the Mayor's Business Advisory Council. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado.
The Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts consults with the Board of Trustees for the Center, and 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 efforts and act as liaisons to performance groups and performing arts centers throughout the nation.