New Board Members Join Team at Second Stage Theater

New Board Members Join Team at Second Stage Theater

Currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced that Terry Lindsay, a current Trustee of the Board, and Timothy J. McClimon, Trustee and President, American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express, have been elected as Co-Chairs of Second Stage's Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2018. Additionally, Laurie Erlandson and Peter Lichtenthal have both been voted on as new members of the Board of Trustees. Former Chairman Stephen C. Sherrill will remain on the Board, joining Tony Kiser as a Chairman Emeritus.

In addition, several current Board Trustees will assume new positions for fiscal year 2019: Tony Goldwyn has been named Vice Chair, Stewart Smith has been named Treasurer, and Angela Sun has been named Chair of the Executive Committee.

"We are so thankful for Stephen's service to the Second Stage Board of Trustees during his more than 30 years as Chairman of the Board," said Co-Chairs Terry Lindsay and Tim McClimon. "His leadership as well as his enormous contributions and support over the years have been paramount to our success. We look forward to continuing our work with him in this new role and look forward to welcoming our new members as we kick off our 40th Anniversary Season."

TERRY LINDSAY is a life-long champion of the arts. She began dancing at age five and today supports young dancers as a Trustee of the Juilliard School. She's also a current member of Variations Dance Company. Along with her passion for performance, Terry is a proven advocate: she co-chaired her reunion campaigns for Stanford University, from which she received her BA, and was on their Overseas Studies Advisory Board for ten years. It was CTG productions in Los Angeles, where she grew up, that ignited her love of the stage and belief that theater - immersive, immediate, transporting - is our best legacy, and antidote. Terry and her husband Bob raised their four sons in New York, and she joined the Second Stage Board in 2009.

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the American Express Company's global social responsibility, philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Mr. McClimon was recognized as one of theThe NonProfit Times' Top 50 nonprofit leaders in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theater. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T's global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Mr. McClimon is the lead faculty member for the Institute for Corporate Responsibility jointly sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A former David Rockefeller Fellow with the New York City Partnership, Mr. McClimon serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Independent Sector and Mark Morris Dance Group. Since 1990, Mr. McClimon has been an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts and not-for-profit management. He also writes a blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at Tim joined the Second Stage Board in 1989.

LAURIE ERLANDSON is a former CPA and has been a community volunteer and philanthropist for the past 25 years. She currently serves on the boards of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Rhode Island (Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee), New York Edge and InnerCity Tennis, Minneapolis. Laurie works in business development with the luxury fashion brand, Isoude, which is based in New York and Rhode Island. She divides her time between homes in Minneapolis and New York.

Peter Lichtenthal is a dynamic global executive with deep experience in nurturing creative and executive talent while growing iconic brands within the prestige cosmetics industry. His innovative and strategic leadership was key to his nearly 30 years of success at the Estée Lauder Companies, highlighted by his role as Global Brand President of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Bumble and bumble, and Smashbox Cosmetics as well executive positions at M.A.C. Cosmetics and Estée Lauder's flagship brand. During his career, Peter steadfastly guided numerous brands through rapid change, fostering creation of new marketing, product, and distribution strategies. He also developed and executed successful business plans across multiple prestige cosmetics platforms, leading high-performing teams that ensured continued growth and evolution within a highly competitive global market. Also a motivating public speaker, Peter is regularly sought after to present at creative and business forums and excels at speaking with ease in a variety of settings. He has been honored to be a guest lecturer at his alma mater, Brandeis University, in their International Business School. Peter is the Co-Vice Chair for The Point Foundation, an organization that empowers LGBTQ students to achieve both their academic and leadership potential. Additionally, he is Chair of the foundation's Community College Program. Peter also founded and co-chaired Estée Lauder's LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, working with executive leadership to craft policies that foster a welcoming culture. A lifelong theater lover, Peter resides in New York City with his husband, Perry Eisman.

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