The Board of Directors of The Shubert Foundation, Inc. and The Shubert Organization, Inc. announced two executive appointments today following a specially scheduled board meeting:
Mr. Philip J. Smith and Mr. Robert E. Wankel have been named Co-Chief Executive Officers of The Shubert Organization, Inc.
In addition, Mr. Smith was named Chairman of the Board of The Shubert Foundation and The Shubert Organization. Mr. Wankel was elected a member of the Board of Directors of The Shubert Foundation and The Shubert Organization and was named President of The Shubert Organization.
The appointments follow the recent death of Gerald Schoenfeld, who died suddenly on Tuesday, November 25, 2008.
Michael I. Sovern, President of The Shubert Foundation said following the board meeting, “While Jerry Schoenfeld is not replaceable, we are confident that these new appointments will ensure the critical role of The Shubert Foundation in supporting nonprofit performing arts in America and the continued successes of The Shubert Organization in the professional theatre.”