St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2021) – Grand Center, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of five new board members. Jason Hall, President of Greater St. Louis Inc., Michael Lewis, Provost at St. Louis University, Nancy Hawes, Managing Shareholder at The Hawes Firm P.C., Milton Wilkins, an attorney at Dowd Bennett, and John Wolf, Vice President of Theatre Operations at Fox Associates, were all elected to the board during the first quarter Board Meeting held on February 17th.
“We have a tremendous Board of Directors consisting of members of the St. Louis community and individuals who have a deep passion for the District's success, all of whom are an integral part of allowing us to achieve our mission,” said Rich Simmons, Executive Director of Grand Center Inc. “We are excited to channel each new board member’s expertise and energy into furthering our mission.”
The Grand Center Inc. Board regularly evaluates its composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to support and help drive growth for the Grand Center Arts District.
“We are pleased to welcome these new members to our Board of Directors,” said Don Lents, Chair of the Board of Grand Center Inc. “The involvement of our Board is important to the continuing success of the Grand Center Arts District, and we are gratified by their interest in and willingness to support the District.”
The Grand Center Inc. Board of Directors are: Lisa Baudendistel-Suntrup, Marie-Hélène Bernard, Paul DeMerath, Richard Gaddes (Emeritus), Jason Hall, Nancy Hawes, Jeffery Kelley, Missy Kelley, Kenneth Kranzberg, Don Lents, Michael Lewis, Lisa Melandri, Peter Palermo, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Kathleen Ratcliffe, Evans Richardson, Amy Shaw, Tommy Simons, Cara Starke, Donald Suggs, Milton Wilkins, Richard Winter, John Wolf, and John Wuest.
About Grand Center Inc.: Grand Center Inc. is the developer, facilitator, and connector of Grand Center Arts District, a 175-acre area in St. Louis’ midtown. Grand Center Arts District is St. Louis’ landmark destination for the arts. Here, world-class talent performs, and aspiring artists hone their craft. Eclectic venues line the streets offering everything from Broadway to Black Box Theater, Bebop to Beethoven, and street art to galleries. Engaging media, inviting parks, inspiring museums, and welcoming hotels surround visitors of all ages. An ever-evolving cultural crossroads, Grand Center Arts District offers more to see, to hear, to taste, to learn, to experience – often in the most unexpected ways and places.