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KIMMEL CENTER APPOINTS SIX NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, UNDER BOARD CHAIR MICHAEL D. ZISMAN

Posted on September 15, 2020


New representatives include
Angela Bostick, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Hill,
Michele Kreisler Rubenstein, Dalila Wilson-Scott, and Rob Wilson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September, 15, 2020) –– The Kimmel Center, Inc. a non-profit, Board-led, preeminent institution whose mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education – announces six new members to its Board of Directors. The elected members are a group of esteemed regional leaders, selected to serve alongside an already impressive list of the Philadelphia community’s civic and business influencers to guide the Kimmel Center into a successful future. These individuals will serve under Chairman of the Board Michael D. Zisman, who has served on the Kimmel Center’s Board of Directors for 8 years over multiple terms.

New Board members include: Angela Bostick, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania; Jeffrey Brown, Vice Chairman, President, and Co-owner of NFI; Joe Hill, Government Relations Principal at Cozen O’Connor; Michele Kreisler Rubenstein, independent consultant and former Senior Portfolio Manager and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley; Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President of Community Impact for Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation; and Rob Wilson, Hip Hop Financial Advisor.

““In the midst of COVID-19 uncertainty, the Kimmel Center is grateful to be equipped with a forward-thinking, community-focused Board of Directors,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Now, more than ever, we need representatives who support our vision to transform lives daily through the arts, as we navigate virtual togetherness and prepare for the future. The Kimmel Cultural Campus houses 9 performance venues and is a hub for eight esteemed Resident Companies; the arts are vital to our city and our world, and I am confident that the skills and dedication of these new Board members will positively guide us into the future.”

“As Board Chair, I welcome our six new Board members, knowing they are enthusiastic about the Kimmel Cultural Campus and its long-term goals,” said Michael Zisman, Board Chair. “As the Kimmel navigates this pandemic as a non-profit heavily reliant upon ticket sales, maintaining its dedication to the Greater Philadelphia region – facilitating impactful arts education supplements, diversifying programming, and offering ‘tickets to togetherness’ – I know these individuals will strive to keep us community-minded and supported as we face difficult decisions and a future of the arts in Philadelphia.”

The Kimmel Center Board of Directors is currently led by Chair Michael D. Zisman, Vice-Chair Robert R. Corrato, Vice-Chair Jane Hollingsworth, Treasurer Nicole Perkins, Secretary Jami Wintz McKeon, and President & CEO Anne Ewers.

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


Angela Bostick

Angela Bostick is the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Reporting to the dean, she oversees a 30+ team of talented staff tasked with aiding the strategic revenue and reputational growth of the Wharton School. Her work includes the integration of content from the School’s 20+ research centers as well as coordination of marketing efforts for the undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programs – all ranked among the best in the world. The department delivers traditional marketing expertise by way of content, creative, social media and media relations, as well as excellence in the areas of web services, marketing automation and event execution. Among her many responsibilities is the oversight of Wharton School Press, the school’s faculty and expert publishing arm, and Wharton Business Daily, the school’s daily radio show on SiriusXM Business Radio Channel 132.

Prior to this role, Angela spent a decade as the Chief Growth Officer for Emory’s Goizueta Business School, charged with the marketing, communications and corporate engagement for the school’s portfolio of programs. During her tenure, she tripled the number of corporate partners supporting the school through research and philanthropic partnerships, and helped achieve and maintain a top 25 ranking for the flagship MBA program. Previous work experience also includes marketing research and brand positions in consumer packaged goods at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, and licensing and sponsorship roles within the NFL as an employee of the Atlanta Falcons.

A former NCAA track athlete, rabid Audible listener and firm believer in personal branding narratives, Bostick enjoys oxford commas, well-placed alliteration and fashionable high heels. She holds a BA from The University of Virginia and has her MBA from Emory University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband Maurice and their 12-year old son, Roman.


Jeffrey Brown

Jeff Brown is Vice Chairman, President, and Co-owner of NFI, a premier integrated supply chain solutions provider. Joining the company in 1981, Jeff oversees the NFI real estate and global logistics operations.

NFI, founded in 1932, provides global supply chain solutions and has locations across North America. Its suite of solutions consists of warehousing and distribution, dedicated transportation, brokerage, transportation management, drayage, global logistics, intermodal, and real estate.

Today, NFI employs more than 12,600 associates across the globe with over 300 locations throughout North America. NFI’s dedicated operations is made up of more than 3,000 trucks and 12,500 trailers, while its drayage operations leverages the services of 1,500 owner operators. The company’s warehouse and real estate portfolio consists of approximately 50 million sq. ft. NFI has experienced over 12 consecutive years of top line growth, generating over $2 billion in yearly revenue.

With over 65 years of experience as an owner and developer of industrial and commercial real estate, NFI leverages its unique operational expertise to create a better model for real estate development. Jeff leads NFI’s real estate operations which has experienced an enormous amount of growth with more than 12 million sq. ft. of owned real estate space, and continues to expand as the company invests in this critical component of supply chain. The real estate team of over 25 members is responsible for services including construction, land development, property management, transportation analysis, and incentives procurement. From customized build-to-suits to leasing an existing building in its portfolio, NFI specializes in providing state-of-the-art facilities that maximize flexibility and future expansion opportunities.

NFI has been recognized for its various real estate projects, including the Industrial Deal of the Year Award by the NJ Chapter of NAIOP in recognition of two build-to-suit projects developed on behalf of Subaru of America and Express Scripts Holding Company. NFI was also named a New Jersey Business & Industry Association New Good Neighbor Award Winner for NFI Park at Florence Crossings.

Further, Jeff spearheads NFI’s global logistics team, expanding the organization’s international reach and helping customers streamline their domestic and international operations. As a dynamic ocean and air freight forwarder, NFI’s customized solutions offer customers capacity for a seamless global supply chain. The global logistics team also provides customers with access to tailored track and trace technology, market leading rates, and a dedicated account management team for personalized service and reliability.

Jeff serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Cooper Hospital Foundation, Kimmel Center, and New Jersey Motor Truck Association. Jeff graduated from the University of Miami, where he also serves on the University of Miami Real Estate Advisory and is a member of the University of Miami’s President’s Council, an advisory group of alumni invited to participate by the university president. Jeff previously served on the board of Sun Bancorp and the Katz Jewish Community Center. Jeff also pioneered NFI’s partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers as a Founding Partner of the team’s new training complex.

Jeff and his wife, Tracy, reside in Cherry Hill, NJ and have three children, Nicole, Josh, and Steven.




Joe Hill
 
Bringing experience across public service, public affairs, political campaigns, and education policy, Joe leads the firm’s government relations and public advocacy efforts in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania. He also plays a key role in the firm’s broader executive and legislative branch advocacy and policy monitoring efforts throughout the Commonwealth.
 
Joe recently returned to the firm after serving as statewide political director and deputy campaign manager for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s highly successful reelection bid. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Joe served as deputy political director for the Hillary for America campaign in Pennsylvania, where he managed and leveraged the campaign's relationships with elected officials, business leaders, and labor organizations throughout the state. Before this role, he served as the director of public participation for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), leading the public engagement program with various state and local stakeholders in the Philadelphia area.
 
Joe previously served in a number of roles in the office of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., which included advising the Senator on issues before the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP). During this time, Joe worked on higher education policy, as well as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that became law in December 2015.
 
Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Joe was a Teach for America corps member in Wilmington, Del., where he taught middle school social studies and science, leading his students to significant growth on statewide assessments. Before becoming an educator, Joe served as chairman of the Philadelphia Youth Commission and testified before the House Budget Committee on higher education policy.
 
Joe holds a B.A. from Georgetown University where he served as an elected member of student government. He currently lives in Philadelphia where he was born and raised.
 

Michele Kreisler Rubenstein

Michele Kreisler Rubenstein spent 15 years working in institutional investment management and has been retired for the last 16 years. In her retirement, she has done independent consulting for institutions, high net worth individuals, and most recently to the Pennsylvania Treasury.

In addition to her work on investments, she has also been a passionate and active education advocate, a Trustee of The Rubenstein Foundation, a private family foundation that focuses on education, financial literacy, health care, and creating opportunities for disadvantaged groups in the Philadelphia region, and a volunteer advisor on investment matters to many Philadelphia civic institutions’ investment committees, including Main Line Health and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

During her 15 year careers in institutional investment management, she was a senior portfolio manager and executive director at Morgan Stanley where she managed funds of hedge funds for institutional clients and was a key member of the senior team that institutionalized the alternative investment business for Morgan Stanley after its acquisition of the Weyerhaeuser Company Pension Fund group. Prior to her involvement in alternative investments at Morgan Stanley, she was a portfolio manager of fixed income portfolios with Miller Anderson & Sherrerd (acquired by Morgan Stanley) where she developed a long-short treasury investment strategy that launched Morgan Stanley’s first internal hedge fund.

Michele also volunteers in various capacities for educational institutions including Princeton University, The Wharton School, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Michele graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School in 1996.


Dalila Wilson-Scott

Dalila Wilson-Scott serves as Senior Vice President of Community Impact for Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. In this role, Dalila works collaboratively across Comcast to provide strategic leadership throughout all aspects of the company’s community impact and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In addition, Dalila oversees efforts to leverage various assets, resources and platforms throughout the company to extend the reach and impact of philanthropic partnerships. In 2017, Comcast NBCUniversal provided nearly $470 million in cash and in-kind support to nonprofit partners sharing Comcast’s commitment to improving communities and enriching lives. Comcast proactively seeks out ways to leverage the reach of its media and technology platforms to strengthen communities in meaningful ways.

Dalila joined Comcast in 2016 after more than 16 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she most recently served as Head of Global Philanthropy and President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. She led the firm’s philanthropic initiatives, including employee engagement and volunteerism, while helping to set the company’s overall corporate responsibility strategy. Prior to joining the Office of Corporate Responsibility, she served in the firm’s Corporate Merger Office as an integral member of the team managing the integration of JPMorgan Chase and Bank One.

In addition to serving on the boards of Welcome America, Inc. and Box.org, Dalila is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She previously served as a member of the Committee for Economic Development, and the Advisory Council of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Dalila has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by Cablefax Magazine, one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Black Enterprise, and an “Innovative Rising Star: Building Communities” by Forbes magazine. Dalila has been a featured speaker at several forums highlighting impact and innovation in philanthropy, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Social Innovation Summit, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s Annual Symposium. She earned an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from New York University’s College of Arts and Science.


Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson is a financial advisor, television contributor and new media personality who concentrates his practice on providing advice to and managing financial affairs for successful professional athletes, entertainers and other young professionals, including musicians Ryan Leslie and Tyga. In addition to working with multiple platinum selling music artists, Mr. Wilson has worked with world-class athletes, including Jay Alford, LaMarr Woodley, Darnell Dinkins, Andrew Quarless, Hakeem Nicks, Terrence Cody, Russell Okung, and a host of other big-named individuals, that have collectively signed more than a half of a billion dollars of NFL contracts. His work providing advice and guidance to prominent young stars has earned him the moniker “Hip Hop’s Financial Advisor.” He is a member of DiverseForce’s third cohort for 2019 (DiverseForce trains mid- to senior-level professionals of color on the ins and outs of nonprofit board leadership).
 Mr. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and started his career as a systems analyst at Deloitte Consulting, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. There, he provided information technology expertise to clients in the financial services industry such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and the State of New Hampshire. After being promoted from systems analyst to consultant at Deloitte, Mr. Wilson decided to augment his skill set by pursuing a Master’s degree in business. He received a full fellowship from the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management to attend the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. While pursuing his MBA, he spent time developing his skill set in the investment banking division at National City Bank (Now PNC Bank) and in the private wealth management unit at Merrill Lynch. He was awarded his MBA in 2005 and accepted a position in wealth management at Smith Barney where he developed his financial advisory practice for almost four years before launching his own independent financial advisory firm, Wilson Insight, in 2014.
 Mr. Wilson shares his advice as a frequent contributor to CNN, CBS, NBC and Fox, and his appearances can be seen on his website (http://www.robwilson.tv). Rob recently launched a top ranked business podcast in iTunes called MoversAndShakers where he gets notable people to share the secrets of their success.
 In service to his community, Mr. Wilson has previously served on the boards of the Urban Pathways Charter School, and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. He was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s top “40 Under 40” and was also honored as a young African American “History Maker” in the area of business and finance by the City of Pittsburgh as a part of the city’s Black History Month exhibit. Most recently, he was recognized as an “Urban Empowerment Awardee” by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Urban League Young Professionals for his superior commitment to the region in the area of economics, and as one of the “50 Men of Excellence” by the New Pittsburgh Courier.


The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With 9,000 seats per night, we are the second largest performing arts center in the country, second only to Lincoln Center. Annual sales of 1.2million tickets, when taken per capita, make us the second most impactful performing arts center in the country, second only to Kennedy Center. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region.  We cultivate a creative and socially responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org


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