Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Names Diane B. Paul As New Board Chair
The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association elected Diane B. Paul to succeed David C. Bohnett as Chair of the Board at its annual meeting today. The appointment is effective as of October 1.
Paul, who joined the Board in 2009, said, "It is a privilege to be elected Board Chair of this exceptional organization, particularly as this unique season of anniversaries commences. As Walt Disney Concert Hall commemorates a decade of music making and the orchestra celebrates its ninety-fifth season, I am inspired by the artistic excellence of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I look forward to contributing to our future success through our extensive education programs and innovative partnerships, as well as working with my visionary and dedicated colleagues on the Board of Directors."
"The LA Phil family is delighted to welcome Diane Paul as the new Chair of the Board," said Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "Her contributions to the Association as a member of the Board have been invaluable, particularly in her leadership roles as Chair of the Education committee as well as serving on the Executive, Marketing and Community Engagement committees. She and her husband David join the Philharmonic regularly on tour gaining a unique insider perspective. Her passion for community, education and music as well as her commitment to the future of this organization are a perfect fit.
"On behalf of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Board, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to outgoing Chairman David Bohnett. He is an inspired leader who brought fervent dedication to advancing the cause of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and will continue to be an active member of the Philharmonic family."
Diane B. Paul is a retired attorney, who specialized in litigation during a distinguished career with the law firms of Loeb & Loeb; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Paul has been attending LA Phil concerts since the 1970s and was inspired to join the organization's Board of Overseers by the excitement surrounding the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall ten years ago.
During the past year, six new members have been elected to the Board: Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, Ronald Litzinger, Linda Brittan, Alyce Williamson, Teena Hostovich and Giselle Fernandez:
Adriana Cisneros de Griffin: Cisneros is the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Cisneros Group of Companies, a privately-held, international media, entertainment and telecommunications company based in Caracas, Venezuela, and President of Fundación Cisneros, which is dedicated to improving education and promoting Latin American culture worldwide. Cisneros also serves as Director of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and as a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations.