Amy Forbes heads Center Theatre Group; Ahmanson joins

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Amy Forbes

The Center Theatre Group Board of Directors has elected Amy R. Forbes as its president. The longtime Windsor Square resident began her new post July 1.

She is a current member of the Windsor Square Association board of directors, and she was an influential leader of the successful effort to make Windsor Square an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ).

Forbes has spent her legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is the co-chair of the Land Use Practice Group. During a one-year leave of absence from the firm in 1988-89, she worked on land use planning issues at the Crown Property Bureau, the agency of the Thai government that manages the King of Thailand’s property.

Outgoing President Kiki Ramos Gindler, Hancock Park, moves into the position of chairperson of the board, having led the nonprofit organization for more than six years. Joining Forbes and Gindler are the Board’s new officers, including William R. Lindsay as executive vice president, William H. Ahmanson, Hancock Park, Miles Benickes and Gail Berman-Masters as vice presidents, Stanley Iezman as secretary and David Quigg as treasurer. Officers are elected to a term of three years.

“As we move ever closer to a safe reopening of our theaters and embark on a search for our next Artistic Director, I recognize this is both an exciting and important time to take a leadership role at Center Theatre Group,” said Forbes.

Forbes graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1980 and from the USC School of Law in 1984.

From 1990 to 1996, she was on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy, serving as President of the organization from 1993-1996. In 2006, she joined Center Theatre Group’s board and has also served on the Board of the USC School of Architecture Guild and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. She has provided more than 20 years of pro bono real estate advice and other service to Center Theatre Group. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Center Theatre Group programs seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and the 1600-to-2100-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

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