Westport Country Playhouse Elects New Board Members
Adam Clemens of Westport and Carole Hochman of Manhattan were elected members of the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse during 2012.
Adam Clemens is a managing director of Portfolio Advisors and serves as a voting member of the firm's investment committee. He joined Portfolio Advisors in 2010 and is primarily engaged in sourcing, evaluating, and recommending investment opportunities in private equity co-investments. Previously, he was co-founder and president of New York Life Capital Partners (NYLCAP), the captive manager of alternative assets for New York Life Insurance Company and third-party investors, with $7 billion in assets under management. Prior to co-founding NYLCAP, Clemens was the head of private equity and leveraged finance with New York Life's Private Finance Group where he spearheaded New York Life's entrance into bank loan investing, which has grown into a multi-billion dollar portfolio. He was formerly a vice president with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in the private placement department.
Clemens has a B.S. from Georgetown University, M.B.A. from Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Carole Hochman is chairman and chief creative officer of The Carole Hochman Design Group, headquartered in New York City. A designer and industry pioneer, Hochman has been designing intimate apparel for more than 30 years. Hochman began her lingerie career by accident. While studying fashion design at Drexel University, she landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman in a department she'd given very little thought to before---lingerie. She learned the business and began working for a small New York-based intimate apparel design firm. In 1985, a testament to her vision and talent, the company was re-named Carole Hochman Designs.
Today, The Carole Hochman Design Group manufactures not only the Carole Hochman brand of sleepwear, loungewear and daywear, but also owns OnGossamer and the licenses to several lingerie and sleepwear collections, including Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jockey, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, and Nicole Miller.