Ford's Theatre Society on June 3, hosted its annual black-tie gala at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Lincoln Medal to Morgan Freeman and Elie Wiesel, two individuals whose extraordinary character, accomplishments and life work reflect Lincoln's legacy of leadership, service, humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision.
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The Ford's Theatre Annual Gala benefits the Ford's Theatre Society and its programming including exhibits at the new Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (opened February 2012). This event is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor General Dynamics and American Airlines, the official airline of Ford's Theatre.
The Ford's Theatre Society Board of Trustees has elected Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens Corp, as Chairman for the 2012-2015 seasons. Spiegel will begin as Ford's Theatre Society Board Chairman on June 4, 2012; he has served as a trustee on the Ford's Theatre Board since 2006. Spiegel is responsible for growing Siemens' U.S. business in the company's largest market. With $22 billion in sales, $5 billion in exports and over 60,000 employees in the U.S., Siemens provides solutions for more affordable and efficient healthcare, the growing demands of cities and the nation's infrastructure needs, cleaner sources of energy production, and industrial productivity. Siemens has more than 130 manufacturing sites across the United States and is represented in all 50 states. Prior to joining Siemens, Spiegel worked for more than 20 years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz and Co. where he most recently served as the Managing Partner of Booz & Company's Global Energy, Chemicals and Power consulting practice. In 2006, Spiegel helped Ford's develop its current strategic plan, which led to the creation of the Center for Education and Leadership as well as a modernization of the Theatre and the museum. As the new Chairman of the board, he will lead the society through its next planning process, ensuring the Society's continued growth and innovation.