THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Sophia, Bulgaria) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 22, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID J. HICKTON AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE
The President announced today his intention to appoint David J. Hickton as a member of the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. David J. Hickton, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a founding Partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Burns, White & Hickton. Previously, he was a Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond. Mr. Hickton is an Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law and has served on the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation Section. Mr. Hickton has been active in a range of community activities including Big Brothers and Sisters, The Children's Neurosurgery Project and Family House. He served on the Board of Trustees of Pennsylvania State University from 1977 to 1980.
Mr. Hickton received a B.A. from Pennsylvania University in 1978 and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981.
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.