THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRANK PEARL AND MARK WEINER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Frank H.
Pearl and Mark S. Weiner to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Frank H. Pearl, of Washington, D.C., is Chairman and CEO of Perseus, and the Founder and Chairman of both Rappahannock Investment Company and Counterpoint Press. Mr. Pearl also serves as Chairman of the Jennie Zoline Foundation, a private charitable foundation he established in 1987 to that operates exclusively for scientific, literary, educational and other charitable purposes. He also is a member of the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art, and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
Mr. Mark S. Weiner, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, is the founder and President of Financial Innovations, Inc., one of the largest political mass-marketing firms, operating in the United States and abroad. He also has been active in a number of political campaigns over the past 25 years, and he served on President Carter's White House staff from 1977 to 1978. Mr. Weiner also has served as Chairman of the Providence, Rhode Island Zoning Board of Review, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, and the Rhode Island Convention Center. He currently is treasurer of the Providence Civic Center Authority. Mr. Weiner has received a number of awards and honors for his charitable work.
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. The Board is charged with four programmatic mandates: presentation of classical and contemporary music, opera, dance and poetry; presentation of lectures and other programs; development of programs for children, youth and the elderly; and, provision of facilities for civic activities.