Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Announces Two New Board Members

NOVEMBER 17, 2011

In their September meeting, members of the Board of Directors of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts approved  Paul Tufano as chairman of the board for another term. John A. Francis was elected treasurer and another term was also granted to Catherine R. Clifton as vice chair, John G. Drosdick as vice chair, Harold A. Honickman as vice chair and William B. Petersen as secretary.


Tufano announced the appointment of two new members to Kimmel Center’s board.


“On behalf of the board of directors of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, I am pleased to welcome two new members,” said Tufano recently.  “Each brings their individual talents and passion for live performing arts. Our board will be invaluable as we chart a course for the future that further realizes Kimmel Center as the gateway to the performing arts in the Greater Philadelphia region.”


The new members are:

David P. Holveck serves as president, chief executive officer and a director of Endo Pharmaceuticals. From 2004-2008, Holveck was president of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and vice president of corporate development of Johnson & Johnson, a diversified health company.  Holveck joined Johnson & Johnson as a company group chairman in 1999, following the acquisition of Centocor, Inc., a biotechnology company by Johnson & Johnson, where he was chief executive officer at that time.  He joined Centocor in 1983 and progressed through various executive positions.  Holveck is a member of the board of trustees for The Fund for West Chester University, the board of directors of Eastern Technology Council, the University City Science Center in Philadelphia as well as a member of the board of directors of Life Science Oncology, Inc., an oncology research company. Through his service on the boards of directors of other organizations as well as his prior senior executive

positions at global pharmaceutical and healthcare product companies, Holveck has developed extensive knowledge of operational leadership, risk oversight and management. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education/science from West Chester University.


Sara Lomax-Reese is the president and general manager of WURD Radio, LLC, Philadelphia’s only African-American owned talk-radio station and has been the host and producer of Health Quest Live radio show on WURD since 2002.  Prior to her work with WURD, Lomax-Reese co-founded HealthQuest: Total Wellness for the Body, Mind & Sprit which was the first nationally circulated African-American consumer health magazine in the country. She served as an adjunct professor of communications at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA and has received several awards honoring her commitment to the health and well being of the African-American community.   Lomax-Reese earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Pennsylvanian in 1987 and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1990.                                   


The two new board members bring Kimmel Center for the Performing Art’s Board of Directors membership to 33. 


“I am thrilled that two new members have joined the board,” said Anne Ewers, president and chief executive officer of the Kimmel Center.  “The addition of these new directors will further diversify the outstanding talents and wide-ranging experience that our directors already bring to the Kimmel Center. Our patrons will undoubtedly benefit from their talents and ideas.”


“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary season, I look forward to working closely with the entire board and management team while we pursue the exciting opportunities in front of us and embark upon our next 10 years,” Ewers concluded.


Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center.  Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. Our mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

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