The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Gretchen Pace, vice president and market general manager for Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga, to its board of directors.
“Gretchen is an arts lover, dedicated community builder and strategic thinker who brings creativity, a thoughtful approach and proven business experience to her new role on the board of directors,” The Wallis’ chairman Michael Nemeroff said. “We are honored that she has accepted this leadership role with The Wallis. Gretchen’s service on our board continues a long legacy of support of The Wallis from Neiman Marcus and its leadership.”
“Long before The Wallis’ opening in 2013, Neiman Marcus was among the original founding donors ensuring that the performing arts would have a vibrant world-class home in Beverly Hills,” The Wallis’ executive director and CEO Rachel Fine added. “Gretchen Pace continues the outstanding board service of two Neiman Marcus predecessors who helped build The Wallis during its nascent years.”
Pace’s past involvement has included facilitating Neiman Marcus’ sponsorship of the venue’s Sept. 24 benefit, “The Wallis Delivers: Al Fresco Night,” honoring the city of Beverly Hills. Neiman Marcus was also a sponsor of “Dreambuilders: From Post Office to Box Office,” a virtual benefit on Dec. 3 commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Wallis’ founding and honoring former Beverly Hills City Councilwoman and mayor Vicki Reynolds, The Wallis’ president emeritus Richard Rosenzweig and founding president Paul Selwyn.
Pace has more than 23 years of luxury retail experience, including seven years at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga. She is a leader for Neiman Marcus’ West Coast strategy and an innovator within the company. A skilled potter with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, she also serves as Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga’s resident DJ.
For information, visit thewallis.org.
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