In Tuesday’s (6/9) New York Times, Robin Pogrebin reports, “Katherine G. Farley, a senior managing director at the real estate company Tishman Speyer and head of Lincoln Center’s redevelopment project, has been appointed the chairwoman of Lincoln Center. Ms. Farley, 59, will serve for a year in tandem with the current chairman, Frank A. Bennack Jr., the chief executive of the Hearst Corporation, who will step down next June after five years in the job. The appointment was announced immediately after the annual meeting of the full Lincoln Center board on Monday. … Ms. Farley is a familiar presence at Lincoln Center, having been a member of its board since 2003 and a vice chairwoman since 2005. For the last three years she has been in charge of the performing arts center’s $1.2 billion redevelopment project, which includes a refurbished Alice Tully Hall, spruced-up public spaces and a new visitors’ center in the former Harmony Atrium. Ms. Farley has also served on the boards of the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center Theater. In her new role she will continue to oversee the redevelopment.”

Posted June 9, 2009