THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Seoul, Republic of Korea) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 21, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JON CORZINE AND DONNA MCLARTY AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Jon S. Corzine and Donna Cochran McLarty to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Jon S. Corzine, of Summit, New Jersey, is Co-Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined the firm in 1975, becoming a Vice President in 1977 and General Partner in 1980, and advanced through a number of other positions, assuming his current post in June 1998. Mr. Corzine is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's International Capital Markets Advisory Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics, the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and as a Director of The New York Philharmonic. In March 1997 he was appointed by President Clinton as Co-Chair of the Capital Budgeting Commission.
Ms. Donna Cochran McLarty, of Little Rock, Arkansas, serves on the Board of Directors of Blair House, Meridian International Center and WETA Public Broadcasting. From 1993 through 1997 she co-chaired the Kennedy Centers Honors Galas and served on the executive committee of several charity benefits for disadvantaged youths. Additionally, from 1993 through 1998 she served on the Core Committee of Race for the Cure. Ms. McLarty was a delegate to the First Ladies of the Americas Conference in Paraguay (1995), Bolivia (1996) and Panama (1997) and was a delegate for the 1995 Dominican Republic Presidential Inaugural and the 1996 Peace Accord Signing Ceremony in Guatemala. In Arkansas, Ms. McLarty chaired the Center for Youth and Families and co-chaired the Arkansas Commission for Juvenile Justice.
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.