THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TWO MEMBERS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The President announced today his intention to appoint Walter Kaye and Tazewell T. Shepard III to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Walter Kaye, of New York City, New York, founded The Kaye Group, Inc. in 1952 and is currently Chairman Emeritus of Kaye Insurance Associates, L.P., which is ranked among the top five privately owned insurance brokerage firms. He is also founder of the Jan Peerce Fellowship Fund at New York University, Executive Director of the New York Finest Foundation, a Sponsor to The Jean Cocteau Repertory Center and an Honorary Fellow of Brandeis University. Mr. Kaye was also appointed in 1995 as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New York South, and received the Knowlton Award for his support of the Military Intelligence Corps. He attended New York University.
Mr.Tazewell T. Shepard, III, of Huntsville, Alabama, is the founder and principal of Tazewell Shepard, P.C., a law firm in Huntsville. Previously, Mr. Shepard served on the staffs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Judiciary and as Law Clerk to the Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He has also served as a member of the Alabama State Board of Education, a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association of School Boards, Chairman of the Governor's Commission on School Violence and Vice Chairman of the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission. Mr. Shepard received an A.A. from Eton College in Windsor, England, a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of Alabama.
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.