NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony(R) Award-winner Savion Glover
and Emmy(R) Award-winner Judith Jamison, along with three prominent
business leaders, were elected recently to serve on the Board of Directors
of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Joining the artists are:
Robert Bertolini, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Schering-Plough Corporation, Harold R. (Hal) Denton, President and CEO of
General Land Abstract Co., Inc. and Thomas B. Hallman, Vice Chairman,
Specialty Finance, CIT.
"With the addition of these five outstanding individuals, the New
Jersey Performing Arts Center moves toward its tenth birthday with
reinvigorated leadership," said Lawrence P. Goldman, NJPAC's President and
CEO. "The Arts Center has long been blessed with uncommonly dedicated
volunteer leaders. The new Board members join a group of devoted,
passionate and effective advocates who have made NJPAC a centerpiece of
their civic lives. We are delighted to add five accomplished professionals
to their ranks."
"I am so grateful for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center," said
actor/dancer/choreographer Savion Glover. "It has provided culture,
education, economic opportunity and hope to my beloved hometown of Newark,
New Jersey. I look forward to working on many projects with the Arts
Center's education and programming departments and I am deeply honored to
have been asked to join NJPAC's prestigious Board of Directors."
"When I first saw a photograph of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
as it was going to be, I knew that I wanted to work there," said Judith
Jamison, Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "The New
Jersey Performing Arts Center has more than accomplished its early promise.
It is a theater that comes with an attitude, a personality that resonates
as if it's been here forever. The diversity of its audience and variety of
events are assets that make the place so accessible. I am honored to have
been asked to join its Board of Directors and look forward to our two
organizations working even more closely in the coming years."
New Jersey Performing Arts Center is the sixth largest performing arts
center in the United States. Home of the Grammy(R) Award-winning New Jersey
Symphony Orchestra, NJPAC has been widely cited as a catalyst in the
revitalization of New Jersey's largest city, attracting over 4.5 million
visitors (including more than 850,000 children) in its first nine years of
SOURCE New Jersey Performing Arts Center