As the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts launches its 2019-20 season, Chariman Michael Nemeroff announced the election of five business leaders to its growing board of directors: Thomas Blumenthal, Donald Kivowitz, Agnes Lew, Peter Lowy and Richard Ziman.
“At one of the most significant times in The Wallis’ history, we welcome Tom, Don, Agnes, Peter and Dick, all outstanding individuals, to the board of strong arts advocates and community leaders,” Nemeroff said. “Each adds unique qualities and perspectives to our board to help us grow as a dynamic cultural hub and community resource in Beverly Hills and the Southern California region.”
Blumenthal, a native Angeleno, has served as president of the Rodeo Drive Committee and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Blumenthal serves as the chair of the board of trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University, and continues to serve on numerous philanthropic boards and committees throughout California.
Kivowitz was the founder and chairman of Regency Post-Acute Healthcare System, which managed a conglomerate of over 120 limited partnerships and corporations. More recently, Kivowitz has purchased 14 skilled nursing facilities in Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Nevada with approximately 2,000 beds.
Lew has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial industry. She works in the Los Angeles area and mostly serves the Chinese-American community. Lew is involved with various philanthropic organizations, including serving on boards of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Lew resides in San Marino.
Lowy serves as chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council for Los Angeles County, is a director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and is on the supervisory board of the recently combined Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.
Ziman is a co-founder and chairman of Rexford Industrial Realty, one of Southern California’s leading owners and operators of infill industrial real estate. He was also founder chairman and CEO of New York Stock Exchange Arden Realty, Inc. Over the years, Ziman has also held many leadership positions in the educational, cultural and social service life of Southern California.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. For get information, visit thewallis.org, or call (310)746-4000.
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