THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Auburn, New York) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 1, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN H. DALTON, PETER J. KADZIK, AND MARTHA POLAN LANDSMAN 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 John H.
Dalton, Peter J. Kadzik, and Martha Polan Landsman as members to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. John H. Dalton, of Washington, DC, was appointed by President Clinton to the post of Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense, and served in that position from July 1993 to November, 1998. Since leaving that position, he is in private business and serves on the Boards of a number of companies, including Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Fresh Del Monte Produce, TnansTechnology Corporation, Metal Technology and Cantor Exchange. Previously, Mr. Dalton was Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and President of the Government National Mortgage Association in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Earlier, he was active for many years in investment banking and real estate in Texas. Mr. Dalton is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Peter J. Kadzik, of Arlington, Virginia, is a partner with Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky LLP in Washington, DC, where he has practiced as a legal counselor, litigator and political advisor for more than 19 years. Earlier he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a judicial law clerk. He was appointed by Treasury Secretary Bentsen to the Region 2 Advisory Board of the Thrift Depositor Oversight Board. Mr. Kadzik also served on the Advisory Board of AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly. He is a member of Board of Trustees, Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Mr. Kadzik received a BA from State University of New York at Buffalo and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Martha Polan Landsman, of San Antonio, Texas, is on the boards of a number of cultural, charitable and educational organizations including Youth Alternatives, Our Lady of the Lake University, Witte Museum, United Way of San Antonio and the National Cathedral Advisory Board, Washington, DC. Previously, she has served on the Texas Commission for the Humanities, the San Antonio Library Development Board, the Bexar County Jail Chaplaincy Board, Texas Bank Development Board, Jewish Day School Board and Co-Chaired the Israel Bond Drive.
The President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts advises and 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.