Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Elizabeth K. Meyer, Appointee for Member, Commission of Fine Arts
Elizabeth K. Meyer is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she has served as the Department Chair and Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program. She previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornell University. Ms. Meyer is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. In 2011 and 2012, DesignIntelligence named Ms. Meyer one of the 25 Most Admired Educators. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Meyer served on the jury for the National Mall Design Competition sponsored by the Trust for the National Mall, and in 2010, she was a member of the winning team of the City+Arch+River design competition for the St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds. Ms. Meyer received a B.S.L.A. and M.L.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Cornell University.
Robert L. Stein, Appointee for Member, Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy
Robert L. Stein is President of The Regency Group and a partner with Chartwell Capital. Mr. Stein serves as a member of the Defense Business Board, which advises the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on effective business practices for application to the Department. He also serves on the Board of the University of South Carolina Business School Foundation and the Board of Visitors of the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Additionally, he is a member of the Florida Council of 100, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic growth in Florida. Mr. Stein received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina.
Adrienne Arsht, Appointee for General Trustee, Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Adrienne Arsht is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Founding Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation. She also serves as Chairman Emerita of TotalBank, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of TotalBank of Miami from 1995 to 2007. Ms. Arsht is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera, the University of Miami, the Atlantic Council, Amigos for Kids, and the Washington National Opera Council. Ms. Arsht is President of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation, and is a member of the Fine Arts Committee of the U.S. Department of State, the Blair House Restoration Fund, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Arsht received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.
Colleen Bell, Appointee for General Trustee, Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Colleen Bell is the Associate Producer for Bell-Phillip TeleVision Productions, Inc. She was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by President Obama in March 2010, and was designated Chair in April 2011. Additionally, Ms. Bell is the Vice Chair of the Children’s Institute, Inc. and also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center. She is a founding member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Leadership Council and Global Leadership Council, and serves on the board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center. In 2011, she received the Imagine Award for Philanthropic Leadership from Inner-City Arts. Ms. Bell received a B.A. from Sweet Briar College.