Lester Ward, president of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has been elected chairman of the Performing Arts Centers Consortium (PACC), a group of 27 performing arts centers from New York City to Australia. PACC was founded in 1983 by Denver Center's founder and chair Donald R. Seawell and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts founder, the late Roger L. Stevens. The group discusses matters of mutual concern relating to multi-space, multiple-programming performing arts centers.
Members include Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Music Center, Inc. of Los Angeles, among others.
Ward succeeds former chair Art J. Falco of the Cleveland Play House Square Foundation.
-- By Kenneth Jones