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KIMMEL CENTER APPOINTS SEVEN NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND CHAIR-ELECT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Posted on November 14, 2017

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KIMMEL CENTER APPOINTS SEVEN NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND CHAIR-ELECT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 14, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a non-profit, Board-led institution, announces seven new members and one new chair-elect to its Board of Directors. The elected members are all regional business and civic leaders, chosen to work alongside an already impressive list of Philadelphia community influencers to guide the Kimmel Center forward towards continued success.

New board members include: Madeline Apollo, Vice President of Finance and Administration & CFO for the Chemical Heritage Foundation; Jim Dever, Bank of America Market President in Philadelphia; Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq., President & CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.; Philip Jaurigue, Founder and CEO of Sabre Systems, Inc.; Jeffrey P. McFadden, CCM CCE, General Manager of The Union League of Philadelphia; Mark Samuels, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of SEI; and Matthew A. Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Firm and Chairman of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group.

“The extraordinary dedication these passionate leaders bring to their new roles as Kimmel Center Board Members will greatly serve the Kimmel Center’s mission and our aim to be the preeminent place to convene and enjoy exceptional experiences,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Our new members reflect the tapestry of interests and backgrounds of our diverse city, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Existing Board Member and Vice Chair, Teresa Bryce Bazemore, will assume the role of Board Chair on July 1, 2018, when current Chair, Dave Holveck’s term draws to a close. Ms. Bazemore will be the first African American woman to serve as Chairman of the Board for the Kimmel Center.

“The initiatives of the Kimmel Center Board continue to be shaped by and for the entire community,” said current board member and Chair-Elect Teresa Bryce Bazemore. “I am thrilled to continue serving this non-profit organization, ensuring the Center is a hub for not only diverse programming, but social conversations and relevance.”

“These individuals will bring an infusion of new ideas and energy to the board as we continue to grow and prosper as the region’s most impactful performing arts center,” said David P. Holveck, current Kimmel Center Board of Directors Chair. “Their presence will be essential to the Center as we navigate the phases of our comprehensive campaign. I look forward to continued work with Ms. Bazemore throughout the next year to achieve a seamless transition.”

David P. Holveck has served as the Kimmel Center’s Chairman of the Board for four years. Holveck orchestrated the successful purchase of the Merriam Theater from University of the Arts and launched a Strategic Planning process that resulted in unifying three venues into a Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. He has encouraged strong financial stability for the Kimmel Center reflected in balanced budgets for each of his four years. Holveck further ensured that the Board, vendors, and staff represent the region’s diverse community. During his tenure, the Kimmel Center Presents programs and audiences have doubled and the Kimmel Center has expanded its reach through partnerships and with popular programming targeted to young families, Millennial, African American, and Hispanic audiences.

The Kimmel Center Board of Directors is currently led by Chair David P. Holveck, Chair-Elect Teresa Bryce Bazemore, Vice Chair Robert Corrato, Vice Chair Thomas A. Decker, Treasurer Michael D. Zisman, Secretary Jami Wintz McKeon, and President & CEO Anne Ewers.

 

Full bios of the Kimmel Center Board of Directors’ additions are below:

 

Madeline Apollo

Madeline Apollo is the Avenue of the Arts Representative to the Kimmel Center Board of Directors. She is the Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, who works to preserve the history of chemistry and technology, by studying the past in order to understand the present and inform the future.   In her position, Madeline guides the operation by leading the finance, information technology, human resources, and facilities functions as they operate the Museum, Library, Research Institute and Conference Center. 

Prior to her time at CHF, Madeline served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Pennsylvania Ballet for five years.  Madeline joined this prestigious arts organization at a time when it was struggling to survive. Under her leadership, the Ballet experienced record ticket sales and a secure financial position.  In her nineteen years with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Madeline held a number of key leadership roles culminating in Chief Financial Officer.  She was responsible for the management of the original $500 million construction project through its evolution into a premier meeting facility and, later its $800 million expansion. Both projects were completed on time and on budget. A native New Yorker, Madeline began her career at major corporations including CBS Records, Chiquita Brands International and Revlon Inc.

A long time champion of the arts, Madeline has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Avenue of the Arts, Inc., Reading Terminal Market Corporation and the Mendelssohn Club.  

Madeline holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.   Madeline enjoys spending time with her daughters who both reside in Manhattan.  Madeline and her husband split their time between residences in South Jersey and Philadelphia.

 

Teresa Bryce Bazemore

Teresa Bryce Bazemore has more than 25 years experience as a Senior Executive in mortgage banking and insurance.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.  From July 2008 through April 2017, Teresa served as President of Radian Guaranty where she led the strategic planning, business development and operations of the mortgage insurance business.  She has also led information technology and governmental affairs for Radian Group.  Prior to her position as President, Teresa was both the General Counsel/Corporate Secretary and Chief Risk Officer.

Considered a leader in the field, Ms. Bazemore was named one of the Top 20 Leading Industry Women by Mortgage Banking Magazine.  Numerous professional appointments include the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Economic Advisory Council.  She currently serves as a Director of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

The 2017 Paradigm Award from The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is the most recent of a host of awards she has received.

Ms. Bazemore participates in a wide variety of community activities including serving on the Boards of  the Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania, WHYY, Public Media Company, the Forum of Executive Women and as Chair of the Audit Committee of the UVA Foundation.

Teresa received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Columbia University.

 

Jim Dever

As Market President, Jim Dever is Bank of America’s leader in the Philadelphia market. In this role, he helps individuals, families and businesses meet their financial needs by connecting them with the right resources within Bank of America. He also leads Bank of America’s local community engagement work, leveraging the company’s unmatched capabilities to help address social and economic challenges in the region.

In addition to his Market President role, Jim serves as Market Executive for Global Commercial Banking across Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. He leads a team of bankers that provide commercial credit solutions, treasury management solutions, international banking, investment banking and retirement products to companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion.

Previously, Jim was GCB Market Executive for the New York City metro market. During his 25-years with Bank of America, he has served in a number of senior leadership positions in GCB and Global Corporate & Investment Banking. Prior to that, Jim was the head of Financial Institutions Corporate Banking (Americas) within the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group. Jim led a team who had coverage responsibilities for clients within the insurance, asset management, depository, specialty finance, broker-dealer, hedge fund and financial sponsor sectors. He was responsible for delivering the entire enterprise, inclusive of close strategic coordination with Investment Banking and Capital Markets, together with Credit, Risk, Syndications, Global Treasury Services, Leasing, Global Markets and Wealth Management. Jim was a member of the Americas Executive Committee which oversaw the development, deployment and execution of firm wide banking strategy. Prior to joining Bank of America, Jim worked in capital markets and corporate treasury at leading financial institutions in the Northeast.

Jim earned his B.S. in Accounting from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is a Pennsylvania native and has lived in Bucks County, PA for the past three decades. He and his wife of 30 years have two children. 

 

Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio

Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio was selected and is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a top 25 Latino focused non- profit organization in the Nation and one of the region’s Top Workplaces. In this capacity, she oversees the functions of the multi-service agency, the Congreso Health Center and the Pan American Academy Charter School, which Congreso founded. Congreso operates with a 26M dollar operating budget and is nationally recognized for its Primary Client Model service delivery approach and its data and evaluation methodology assisting 17,000 unduplicated clients each year. Congreso services one of the Nation’s most impoverished and challenged communities. She also currently serves as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Women’s Commission under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf and recently appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania delegation to the United States Global Advisory Commission, an organization dedicated to ensuring the United States’ continued role as a humanitarian leader across the globe.

Ms. DiGiorgio previously served as Montgomery County’s Director of Commerce where she was responsible for managing all County economic development and workforce development initiatives. As a direct report to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, she served as a liaison between these organizations and the County, as well a connection on behalf of the County to the community, business leaders and individuals. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia School Advocacy Partnership, a 501(c)(4) organization focusing on advocacy and education reform.  From 2012 to 2014, she served on Governor Tom Corbett’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs which focused on the education, economic development and civic engagement of Latinos across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has also previously served the City of Philadelphia on numerous economic development task forces and commissions. Ms. DiGiorgio previously practiced law at the law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. As a member of Stradley Ronon’s Business Practice Group and Spain and Latin America Practice Group, Carolina focused her practice on banking, real estate, commercial finance, and non-profit organizations. As a senior associate, Carolina supervised junior associates and trained co-counsel on various project management skills. Ms. DiGiorgio was also a member of the firm’s Diversity Group, Hiring Committee and Associate Business Development Committee.

 

Philip Jaurigue

Mr. Philip Jaurigue began his career in private industry supporting Navy shipbuilding and aircraft programs. In 1989 he founded Sabre Systems, Inc. and has served as CEO since its inception. Mr. Jaurigue provides strategic business leadership to drive the direction, stability and growth of Sabre. Under his guidance and leadership, Sabre has grown into a highly successful technology and engineering services company.

In addition to his role on the Board of Directors at the Kimmel Center, Mr. Jaurigue is also a board member for several organizations including: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), The Free Library of Philadelphia, Liguori Academy, The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, and previously the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. He is also the current chair of the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) organization, which supports research and development as well as technology-based opportunities in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. And additionally, serves on the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business of Temple University. He previously served as president of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia 100 Alumni Association. Mr. Jaurigue is a frequently scheduled speaker at Philadelphia area universities, and is also a regular co-host on the Executive Leaders Radio program in both Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. 

Under Mr. Jaurigue’s leadership, Sabre was recognized for its longstanding history of growth and was inducted into the Philadelphia 100® Hall of Fame as its inaugural member. His commitment to exhibiting the entrepreneurial spirit earned him the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for IT Solutions. In recognition of his leadership role in the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League invited Mr. Jaurigue to its ownership group.

Mr. Jaurigue is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University in Computer Information Sciences.

 

Jeffrey P. McFadden CCM CCE

Jeff McFadden is the General Manager of The Union League of Philadelphia.  He grew up on the Jersey Shore where he started in the hospitality industry at a very young age.  He worked his way up the food and beverage ladder at the famous Essex and Sussex Hotel, the Shoreham Hotel, and the Warren Hotel.  His first club position came in the form of a summer internship at the Mantoloking Yacht Club where he was the club manager.  In 1990 he graduated with honors from Cornell’s School of Hotel Management and accepted the position of Food and Beverage Director at the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C.  Jeff produced the first food and beverage surplus in the club’s 125 year history. At 27 years of age Jeff headed west to the University Club of Denver, becoming one of the youngest General Managers in the country.  In 1998, at the age of 30, Jeff became the leader of The Union League of Philadelphia.  Since his arrival Jeff has grown top-line revenues from $7.5 million to over $35 million dollars, including $15 million in food and beverage receipts.  He is currently overseeing a $14 million update and renovation to the League’s main kitchen and ballroom  This project which will be completed on July 1, 2013  includes a state of the art kitchen, with a full butcher shop, a chocolate room, and a pastry shop.  Also in the kitchen is an 18 seat demonstration kitchen and a two story wine dining room.  Jeff is a strong advocate for raising the profile of food and beverage in the private club industry and is a strong believer that if you do not have an excellent food and beverage program, delivering outstanding dining experiences, you will not have a private club in 2020.

Last year The Union League was honored as the #1 Platinum City Club in America! Jeff is actively involved with Club Manager Association of America and the National Club Association.  He achieved his certification in club management from CMAA in 2001, Honor Society in 2008 then certified as a Chief Executive in 2009.  Locally, he co-founded the Philadelphia Club Foundation to support student and manager club education in the Delaware Valley.  With the help of chapter members, the Philadelphia Club Foundation now supports 100% of local professional management education as well as three $10,000 student club management annual scholarships. In 2004 Jeff was honored as Club Manager of the Year by the Philadelphia and Vicinity Chapter.  In 2005 and 2009, Jeff was awarded the National Club Association’s Council Member of the Year and in 2012 he was awarded the national Excellence in Club Management Award sponsored by Club and Resort BUSINESS and the McMahon Group. Jeff McFadden currently serves on many Boards, including; Angel Flight East, Avenue of the Arts, Inc., Cradle of Liberty Council – Boy Scouts of America, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Gulph Creek Hotels, is Chairman of the National Club Association Foundation, the Pennsylvania Aero Club, Roman Catholic High School, Wings Field and Widener University School of Hospitality. Jeff is also a private instrument rated pilot and an avid golfer.  He lives in Blue Bell, PA, next to Wings Field of course, with Julia, his wife, and Jack and Madeline, their two children.

 

Mark Samuels

Mark Samuels is EVP, Chief Marketing Officer of SEI and a member of the company’s executive committee.  Mark oversees SEI’s brand, communications, web, and marketing services including SEI’s go-to-market technologies, research, public relations, thought leadership, and event planning functions.  In addition, Mark is a key liaison for the investor community and equity markets.

Prior to becoming CMO in 2000, Mark was Managing Director of SEI’s Bank Proprietary Fund Product Group and Managing Director of SEI’s Northeast Regional Banks Territory.

Before joining SEI, Mark spent 20 years in marketing management working with a number of renowned brands, including Campbell Soup, Alpo, Mrs. Smith Pies, and DuPont.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Temple University.

 

Matthew Taylor

Matthew A. Taylor is Vice Chairman of the Firm and Chairman of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group. The Trial Practice Group consists of nearly 350 attorneys in 22 offices. Mr. Taylor also serves on the firm's Executive Committee.

Mr. Taylor practices in the area of commercial litigation, handling matters in state and federal courts across the United States. Mr. Taylor also represents corporate boards and individual corporate officers and directors in internal and government investigations and related proceedings. He is an active trial lawyer dealing with matters in banking and securities law, RICO, corporate governance, commercial real estate, computer software and hardware, product liability (with a concentration in medical devices), and corporate directors and officers liability and indemnification. Mr. Taylor handles a wide range of employment matters involving noncompete, trade secrets and business related torts. Mr. Taylor represents medical device manufacturers nationally in product liability matters and in connection with commercial disputes between the manufacturer and its distributors.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Drug and Medical Device Committee of the Defense Research Institute. He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in general commercial litigation. Mr. Taylor is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a graduate of Boston College. 

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

 

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