Miami’s Performing Arts Center Trust Board of Directors Welcomes Javier Hernandez-Lichtl

PACT Board Elects Full Slate of Officers for the 2014 Fiscal Year

Online PR News – 23-November-2013 – Miami, FL – MIAMI, FL – The Performing Arts Center Trust (PACT) Board of Directors welcomes Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, who was appointed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata. The PACT board is comprised of business, civic and philanthropic leaders who oversee management of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

The PACT board also amended its bylaws to enable Mike Eidson to continue serving as Chair for another two-year term. Additional members of the slate of officers elected include: Alan Fein as the Chair Elect, Ricky Arriola as the Immediate Past Chair, Emery Sheer as Treasurer, Ira Hall as Assistant Treasurer, Richard Milstein as Secretary and Evelyn Greer as Assistant Secretary.

Hernandez-Lichtl serves as CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida’s first academic medical facility. He has been with Baptist Hospital for more than 20 years, previously serving as executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Baptist Health, as well as CEO of Baptist Health Enterprises, and Baptist Outpatient Services

“With years of experience helping to manage one of South Florida’s largest community-based healthcare systems, Javier brings a deep understanding of business leadership and nonprofit governance to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s diverse board,” said Mike Eidson, Chairman of the Performing Arts Center Trust Board of Directors. “I look forward to partnering with Javier and our fellow board members over the coming years as we work to secure the resources needed to expand the Arsht Center’s community impact.”

Hernandez-Lichtl has held a number of volunteer leadership positions, including the Healthcare Division campaign for United Way of Miami-Dade, later serving on the organization’s board of directors. He also served on the advisory boards for the University of Miami School of Nursing and the Florida International University Honors College. He earned his master’s degree in public health administration from Tulane University in New Orleans and his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. In addition, numerous South Florida arts organizations perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community outreach and education programs.

Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with PRELUDE BY BARTON G, a full-service upscale restaurant.

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