Citi Performing Arts Center Board Elects Paul Guzzi Chairman During Annual Meeting

Aaron Gilman elected to the Board of Directors; four new members elected to Board of Overseers

Annual Meeting

(L to R) Citi Performing Arts Center’s newly elected Chairman of the Board Paul Guzzi with former Chair Bill Poduska (2004 – 2008) and outgoing Chair Scott Sperling (2008 – 2015) at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation at the Citi Shubert Theatre, June 10, 2015.

Elliot M. Surkin, Clerk of the of the Citi Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, announced this evening the election of Paul Guzzi as Chairman during the Annual Meeting of the Corporation that took place at the Citi Shubert Theatre. Guzzi, longtime and now retired President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, takes over for outgoing chairman, Scott Sperling, co-president of Thomas H. Lee Partners. Sperling will remain on the Board.

In addition to Guzzi’s appointment and re-electing members of the Board of Directors and Board of Overseers (listed below), Aaron Gilman, a partner with the law firm Hinkley Allen, was elected to serve his first three year term as a member of the Board of Directors. New members of the Board of Overseers include: Ryan Jimenez, Director of Public Relations, Four Seasons Hotel Boston; Priscilla Rojas, Audit Senior Manager, John Hancock; Gail Sobha, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; and, Rob Williams, Market Manager, Greater Media Boston.

The meeting also included a report by President & CEO Josiah A. Spaulding Jr. during which he spoke about programming (focusing on broad-based popular arts & entertainment), arts education (City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek), preservation of Citi Center’s historic theaters (close to $9M invested since 2008), and financial stability (establishing operating reserves). “Eight years ago, Scott Sperling outlined an aggressive set of goals for us to achieve, and we hit the mark on every one of them. This speaks volumes about his vision and his leadership,” said Spaulding. “With Paul Guzzi now serving as Chairman, we’ve come full circle with both those original goals impressed upon us by Dr. An Wang and building on what Scott has in recent years helped us to accomplish.”

Officers Of The Corporation

Honorary Chair
Lorraine C. Wang

Paul Guzzi

Vice Chairman
David E. Goel

Vice Chairman
Jeffrey McCormick

Michael Bell

Elliot M. Surkin

Assistant Clerk
Barbara Trachtenberg

President & CEO
Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.

Board of Directors

Dave Balter
Michael A. Bell
Esta Epstein
A.J. Gerritson
Aaron Gilman
David Goel
Paul Guzzi
Mary-Laura Greely
Scott Levy
Sean Madnani
Jeffrey McCormick
Scott McEwan
Mark J. McHugh
Christopher McIntosh
Carmen Monks
Elizabeth Nichols
Mary-Kathleen O'Connell
John William Poduska, Sr.
Frank Rudewicz
Scott Savitz
Fred A. Seigel
Scott Sperling
Joe Trustey
Courtney Wang
Veronica Wiseman
Michael Wyzga

Board of Overseers

Howard Altholtz
Catherine Curtin
Kristen D’Amato Mazzocchi
Mark DeAngelis
Audrey Duva-Frissora
Barry Finegold
Susan Gorman
Ryan Jimenez
Robert Knight
John MacNeil
Jenny Noonan, Co-Chair
Jerry Noonan, Co-Chair
Anne O'Neil
Chip Rives
Priscilla Rojas
Holly Safford
Gail Sobha
Rob Williams

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts], which includes the Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, international sporting events, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiative presents City Spotlights and SpectrumBoston. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. 

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: June 10, 2015
Contacts: Joanne Stanway | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1210 |

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