Henry Timms, president and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, during the renovation of David Geffen Hall, Aug. 25, 2022. Photo by AP/Mary Altaffer.

In Wednesday’s (2/7) New York Times, Javier C. Hernández writes, “Henry Timms, who guided Lincoln Center through the turmoil of the pandemic and helped complete the $550 million renovation of David Geffen Hall, will step down as its leader this summer after five years … Timms will become chief executive of the Brunswick Group, a global public relations firm. He said he had always intended to stay at Lincoln Center for five to seven years, and that the Brunswick Group, which advises top companies and cultural groups, had approached him about a position … Timms, 47, arrived at Lincoln Center in 2019 with a mandate to restore stability to the organization, which was grappling with financial woes and years of leadership churn. He was also tasked with resetting Lincoln Center’s fraught relationship with its constituent organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and the New York Philharmonic. The center acts as landlord to those groups … The center also presents its own work … [Timms] pointed to Lincoln Center’s investment in Geffen Hall as a sign of its commitment to classical music, but added that the organization would need to appeal to a much broader, more diverse crowd to fulfill its mandate.”