WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 1, 2014) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to appoint Sakurako Fisher as a General Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Fisher is the President of the San Francisco Symphony, a position she has held since 2012. She has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony’s Board of Governors since 1992, and was formerly the Vice President of the Symphony’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Development Steering Committee.
Ms. Fisher serves as the Chairman of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and is a member of the U.S. advisory board of the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs. She is an advisory board member of the Department of Humanities and Sciences and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
Fisher was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the government of France. Ms. Fisher received a B.A. from Stanford University.
Fisher was named along with other individuals to key Administration posts, including Dean Garfield, Harold McGraw III, and Bob Stallman to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
The President also appointed Bradford White to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Lisa Borin Ogden to the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations, Incorporated, Maura Corby Sullivan as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Naomi Nelson to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
President Obama also announced his appointment of Brad Smith to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, Michèle Flournoy, and Kevin Nealer to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country,” Obama stated. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”