Katherine G. Farley Named Chair-Designate of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Katherine G. Farley
Named Chair-Designate of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Farley
to Succeed Frank A. Bennack Jr. in June, 2010
Katherine G. Farley, a senior managing director at Tishman Speyer and chair of the Lincoln Center Development Project, will succeed Frank A. Bennack Jr. as the chair of Lincoln Center in June, 2010, the arts complex announced today, immediately following the annual meeting of its full board.
Farley, who has served on Lincoln Center's board since 2003, and in 2005 was appointed a vice chair, reportedly plans to work closely with Bennack and Lincoln Center's president, Reynold Levy, to facilitate the transition in light of the arts complex's ongoing redevelopment efforts as well as other endeavors, including fundraising, board expansion and governance issues.
Farley, a graduate of Brown University who earned a masters of architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, intends to retain her post at Tishman Speyer, which she joined in 1984.
As a senior managing director at the real-estate multinational, Farley currently oversees the firm's emerging markets business in Brazil and China, in addition to chairing the company's compensation committee and serving as a member of its management, investment and executive committees.
She previously served as manager of new business development for East Asia and the Pacific at Turner International Industries.
Farley also serves on the board of trustees at Brown University and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as the board of overseers of the International Rescue Committee.
She previously held the position of vice president on the board of directors at the Brearley School in New York City, was an executive committee member of the International Rescue Committee and served as chair on the board of Women in Need.
From 1999 until 2005, Farley served on the executive committee of the New York Philharmonic, as well as on the board of directors of the Lincoln Center Theater from 2002 until 2005.