Charlotte St. Martin Named President of The Broadway League
Robert E. Wankel, Chairman of the Broadway League and President & Co-CEO of the Shubert Organization announced today that the League's Executive Committee has elected Charlotte St. Martinto the position of President. The Broadway League is the trade association representing commercial theatre in the United States, whose members include producers, theatre owners, and presenters of Broadway across the country and internationally. St. Martin currently serves as the Executive Director, and though she is promoted in title, her responsibilities will remain the same.
"I am pleased to announce that Charlotte St. Martin has been elected President of the Broadway League. It is a much deserved recognition of the extraordinary job she has been doing running the league since she joined our organization in 2006. Thanks to her leadership, our industry has accomplished many goals to ensure that Broadway remains healthy and vital," said Robert E. Wankel.
As Broadway is one of the leading tourist destinations in New York, Ms. St. Martin's expertise from her former career in the hospitality industry serves her well. She spent nearly three decades with Loews Hotels, where she served in a variety of positions including Executive Vice President of Operations and Marketing; Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales; President and CEO of Loews Anatole Hotel; Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and as the first employee of the Anatole Hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing.
One of the highest-ranking women in the hospitality industry, Ms. St. Martin was honored with many of the highest awards given in the industry. She was noted as one of Meeting News' 25 most influential people in the meetings industry, and one of Travel Agent Magazine's 100 most powerful women. She served as Chair of the Meeting Planners International and the Professional Convention Management Associations Foundations. Most recently Ms. St. Martin has been recognized by the League of Women Voters as a "Woman of Distinction" and received the "Good Scout Award" by the Hospitality and Entertainment Industries of Boy Scouts of America. In 2013 she received the "Woman of Achievement" from the Women's Project.
During her tenure to date at The Broadway League, Ms. St. Martin has successfully managed various challenges affecting the industry including labor strikes, economic downturns, and government issues; as well as creating notable audience development and educational programs. The award winning annual Tony Awardsâ are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Current civic responsibilities include posts on the Executive Committees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, NYC & Company, and the Times Square Alliance where she has recently been named Co-Chairman of the Tourism and Economic Development Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Actors Fund, serves on the Tisch School of the Arts Advisory Council and sits on the corporate board of Ryland Group, Inc.
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