MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

April 13, 2011 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proud to announce the newest additions to its board of directors: Joan L. Bildner and Richard L. Barovick.

“Ms. Bildner comes to us with an exceptionally strong background in education, business and the arts, and Mr. Barovick has decades of experience in entertainment law,” said Tricia Trimble, the Theatre’s managing director. “As we enter our ninth season, we are particularly thrilled to be working again with Mr. Barovick, who has returned to the board after a five year hiatus.”

The two new board members are as follows:

Joan L. Bildner has served on the board of directors for the Paper Mill Playhouse for more than 25 years, and has been instrumental in many important projects at Rutgers University, including as a member of the boards of governors, trustees and overseers from 1993 to 2005. She and her husband founded the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers. Appointed by New Jersey’s governor, Ms. Bildner was founding co-chair of the New Jersey/Israel Commission and has won numerous awards for her volunteerism over the years. She is president of SME Co., Inc., a family management and investment consulting company.

Ms. Bildner was named Volunteer of the Year in 1999 by the National Society of Fundraising Executives in New Jersey, and she and her husband were the recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Lifetime Achievement Award from Dartmouth College in 2003. They founded the New Jersey Campus Diversity Initiative, which helps colleges and universities prepare its graduates for life in a world of human and intergroup differences. They became the first couple in the Bloomfield College’s history to receive an honorary doctorate of law degree in 2002, where Ms. Bildner also received an honorary AB degree. Ms. Bildner also holds an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Rowan University and an honorary doctorate of law from Rutgers University.

Richard L. Barovick brings decades of experience in the field of entertainment law to the board, in numerous areas of expertise. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Barovick’s career includes years spent in the legal and administrative departments at MCA/Universal, as well as in his own firm. At MCA/Universal, he was involved in the legal, financial and business affairs of artists, producers, directors and writers essentially in the areas of television and motion pictures.

Later, in his own firm of Barovick and Konecky, and as a senior partner in the nationally known firm Loeb & Loeb, he worked as special counsel across the nation for clients such as the William Morris Agency, Sports Illustrated, Westinghouse Television, Hearst Broadcasting and Time Incorporated, as well as general counsel to the New York Jets, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and others.

He became CEO of Grundy Worldwide until it was sold to Pearson PLC in 1996. Mr. Barovick is now a private investor, and serves on several nonprofit boards.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity and serves over 70,000 people annually in the tri-county area. The Theatre has received multiple Carbonell Awards – South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence – and has world-class facilities in support of its Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of students in after-school, weekend and summer programs. The Theatre’s annual budget is $4.8 million, of which $1.8 is donated.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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