Leslie Koch Named President of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

Monday, July 15, 2019
Leslie Koch Named President of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

The Board of Directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center today announced the appointment of Leslie Koch as its next President. Koch succeeds Maggie Boepple, the Perelman’s current President who has worked on the project since 2012 and will continue to serve as an advisor.

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The Board of Directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center today announced the appointment of Leslie Koch as its next President. Koch succeeds Maggie Boepple, the Perelman’s current President who has worked on the project since 2012 and will continue to serve as an advisor.

 

 

Koch, best known for her tenure as President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island from 2006 to 2016, is nationally recognized for work spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Under her leadership, Governors Island was transformed from base to a vibrant public space, with an extraordinary new park, up-to-date infrastructure, a mix of visitation grew from 8,000 per season to more than 600,000, drawing New Yorkers from all five boroughs and visitors from around the world.

"Leslie led the way in helping us transform an old military installation into a stunning new public park and cultural attraction in the middle of New York Harbor,” said former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chairman of the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. “Now she will bring her talent and drive to creating another iconic destination - the Perelman Performing Arts Center - at the World Trade Center. Her experience and expertise make her the perfect person for this important role, and we are excited to welcome her as we complete construction of what will be the final piece of the puzzle in rebuilding the World Trade Center site.

 

 

 

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