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.
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"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
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
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