Henry Timms has been appointed the new President of CEO of New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The 11th person to hold this position, Timms brings expertise in arts and culture as well as the non-profit realm, having served as the President and CEO of the 92nd Street Y and having launched the #GivingTuesday campaign, a social movement that encourages people around the world to consider charitable activities during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Board Chair of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Katherine Farley said:
"Henry is a trailblazing leader of the highest caliber. His combination of collegiality, digital savvy and transformational thinking will be an enormous asset as we develop exciting new projects, and bring the well-known excellence of the arts at Lincoln Center to the broadest possible audience. Henry's signature style is collaboration, complemented by innovation, ingenuity and enthusiasm, which will serve him well as he works closely with all of our constituent arts organizations."
Timms will join Lincoln Center in early May 2019. In the interim, Acting President Russell Granet will continue to work closely with Katherine Farley and senior management, including Chief Operating Officer Liza Parker, to ensure a successful transition.