Center Theatre Group announced that it has added eight new members to its Board of Directors as the organization continues building strong support from across the community through prolonged closures of its theaters as a result of the pandemic.
The newest members are Michell A. Avan, Wendy Chang, Noah Francis, Ron Gillyard, Max Gousse, Marsha Tauber Sallai, Richard Weitz and Hattie Winston, growing the board to 50 members.
The newest board members include leaders from the worlds of finance, education, marketing, sales, the arts, the recording industry and the wider entertainment industry
“These new members represent some of the pillars of Los Angeles that have helped keep this organization a vital part of the theatre ecosystem in this country for more than 50 years,” board President Kiki Ramos Gindler said.
“Our board has also made an important commitment to becoming a better reflection of our community by expanding its representation to include more BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) voices,” Gindler added. “Last year, our board leadership voted to adopt a dedicated budget item for equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism for the entire organization. And we created a standing committee on the board dedicated to this necessary work. This committee’s goals include revising the board’s workplan to include measurable actionable steps in diversifying its membership and moving towards being an anti-racist organization. We will continue to work at the board level and with the organization’s leadership to further these goals in the coming months and beyond.”
For information, visit centertheatregroup.org.
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