Christopher Carrera Named to President Joe Biden’s President’s Advisory Committee on The Arts

Christopher Carrera has joined the Committee

U.S. President Joe Biden has appointed 14 members to the President’s Advisory Committee on The Arts, in which they will serve as representatives for the Kennedy Center, including the Latino businessman.

The White HouseCarrera, who serves as president of Carrera-Willowbridge, LLC, was previously a Partner in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he began his career as a summer intern in high school. Carrera serves on the board of the FDNY Foundation and is Treasurer of his co-op building. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a former member of the Board of Overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences. Carrera also served as a Trustee of Riverdale Country School.

He joins a roster of committee members that includes Andi Bernstein, partner at venture capital firm The 98;  arts advocates Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Barbara Gamson; philanthropist Melissa Hedden; Lorna Johnson, chair and CEO of LMJ Global Enterprises;  busineswoman and author Bonnie Lautenberg; P.R. and public affairs strategist Allison PutalaSunil Puri, CEO and founder of First Midwest GroupCharles Pohlad, director at Pohlad Investment Management, LLCDiane Robertson, documentary producer and proprietor of a horticultural design firm; residential and commercial developer Thomas Safran; and Andrew Tavakoli, principal and CEO of Tavaco Properties.

Eugene William Stetson III, senior fellow at The Atlantic Council and a film producer, will serve as chair.

The President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts was established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower. According to the Kennedy Center, its members are considered a “national network” for the arts center.

The Kennedy Center also has a board of trustees, chaired by David Rubenstein, and its members also are appointed by the president.

Another arts board, the National Council on the Arts, advises the National Endowment for the Arts. Another group, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, was an advisory committee to the president’s administration, but President Donald Trump did not renew its authority in 2017 after all of its members resigned.

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