Rachel Tischler Named USO Vice President of Entertainment Operations
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USO is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Tischler to vice president of entertainment operations. As vice president, Tischler will direct the USO Celebrity Entertainment Program, which delivers first-class entertainment to U.S. military and their families stationed overseas and stateside. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031119/USO ) "Ms. Tischler is a highly regarded, seasoned professional who brings an array of expertise in tour production and talent management to our organization," said USO president and CEO Edward A. Powell. "Under her leadership, the USO produced 346 events in 2006 and I am confident she will continue to take our entertainment efforts to the next level." With more than 19 years of experience in entertainment, Tischler spearheaded renowned plays and musicals prior to joining the USO in 2004. She served as a general and company management associate for Broadway's musical productions of "Gypsy," "Flower Drum Song," and "The Lion King," along with the smash hit, "Mamma Mia!" "I am so excited to serve as the USO's vice president of entertainment operations," said Tischler. "I look forward to the challenges and opportunities this position will afford, and more importantly, to continuing to serve and pay homage to our men and women in uniform." Tischler was also the general manager for Classic Stage Company in New York City, where she produced the world premiere of comedian Steve Martin's "The Underpants" and "Monster," as well as the New York premiere of composer Phillip Glass' "In the Penal Colony" and "Room." Additionally, she served as associate managing director at Yale Repertory Theater; first assistant stage manager at both the Cincinnati Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia; and production stage manager at South Coast Repertory's Young Conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.; a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago; and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Drama in New Haven, Conn. About the USO For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., Military Channel, S & K Sales Co., TriWest Healthcare Alliance and The Walt Disney Company. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at http://www.uso.org. Contact: Oname Thompson, (703) 908-6471 firstname.lastname@example.org
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