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RAYMOND F. KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS FOR 2017-18 SEASON

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September 28, 2017

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RAYMOND F. KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES THREE
NEW BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS FOR 2017-18 SEASON
Penny Bank, Bradley Hurston and Irene Karp to Serve Three-Year Terms

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) – The Board of Directors of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts elected Penny Bank, Bradley Hurston and Irene Karp to the not-for-profit performing arts center’s board for three-year terms. John Jenkins, Amin Khoury, Sidney Kohl and Lee Wolf were elected as new Life Trustees, and Stephen Brown and Richard Sloane were each re-elected to a three-year term. The elections were held at the Kravis Center’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Michael Bracci was re-elected Board Chair and other officers elected for 2017-2018 are Vice Chair, Jane Mitchell; Vice Chair, Laurie Silvers; Treasurer, John Kessler and Secretary, James Harpel.


Penny Bank, a resident of Palm Beach, Fla. and Baltimore, Md., is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Bank is currently President of the Helen S. and Merrill L. Bank Foundation, Inc. She is a Founder Member and serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Kravis Center and is also a Board Member and Dramaworkshop Producer at Palm Beach Dramaworks. In Maryland, as a volunteer at the National Aquarium, she is a Special Projects Coordinator for the Volunteer Department. She also serves as a Board Member for Baltimore Center Stage and Chairperson of the Center Stage Society.
 

Wellington resident Bradley Hurston received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. Hurston is Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Iberia Wealth Advisors, in Palm Beach. He is the Chairman of the Kravis Center’s Community Relations Committee and is an Executive Committee Member of the Young Friends of the Kravis Center.


Palm Beach resident Irene Karp has served on the Development Committee of the Kravis Center for more than five years and is also a Kravis Center Founder Member. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Norton Museum, is Vice President of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and is involved with the Center for Creative Education. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Karp serves on the National Board of Louisville's Speed Art Museum and devotes considerable time to the West End School, a boarding school for Louisville's at-risk male youth. 

“The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Penny Bank, Bradley Hurston and Irene Karp to the Board of Directors,” said Bracci. “Each new member has been involved with the Kravis Center for years and brings exceptional knowledge and expertise to the Board. Their passion for the arts, coupled with their professional experience and community involvement, will help the Kravis Center continue to thrive, succeed and evolve for years to come.”
The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs, by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.


The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. Established as a leading force in the social fabric of the community, its many outreach programs are as broad and varied as the community itself. To date, the Center has opened the door to the performing arts for more than 2 million school children.


For general information about the Kravis Center, please visit the Kravis Center’s official website kravis.org. Follow the Kravis Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Contact:
Linda Birdsey, Director of Marketing
birdsey@kravis.org, (561) 833-8300

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