Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Executive Director Patrick Willingham, and Chair of the Board Arielle Tepper Madover proudly announce the addition of five new members to The Public’s Board of Trustees since December 2013. The newly elected trustees of diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and interests are Ashley Leeds, Julio Peterson, Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Teresa Tsai, and Timothy A. Wilkins. The new trustees were elected to the board following Arielle Tepper Madover’s election to the office of Chair of the Board of Trustees in December 2013.
JULIO PETERSON is the Vice President of Real Estate for The Shubert Organization, Inc. where he manages Shubert’s corporate and commercial real estate portfolios, the disposition of transferable development rights, office and retail leasing transactions and outdoor signage business. He oversaw development of the Little Shubert Theatre on 42nd Street. He works with City agencies on zoning and quality of life issues impacting the Theatre District. He is Shubert’s liaison with City and State government and works closely with civic organizations in New York City. He is a native New Yorker raised on the Upper West Side. He attended New York City public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Cornell University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he was awarded the John L. Loeb Fellowship. He serves on the boards of The Municipal Arts Society, the Association for A Better New York (ABNY), New 42nd Street, Camp Ramapo for Children and The Broadway Association.
TIMOTHY A. WILKINS is a corporate partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and joint ventures. Wilkins has worked in Japan for 11 years as a lawyer and investment banker. He served in the firm’s Tokyo office for seven years and currently practices in New York advising international corporations on acquisitions in the technology, manufacturing and life sciences sectors. He is recognized by Global Counsel as a Leading Practitioner in both M&A and Private Equity in Japan and was recently awarded the Deal of the Year by M&A Atlas. Wilkins is Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has coordinated several initiatives with clients to improve inclusion and representation in the legal profession. Wilkins is also active in several social justice organizations. He is the founding Chair of the Steering Committee of The Opportunity Agenda, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding equal opportunity. He also serves on the New York City Bar Fund’s Board of Directors and as a member of the Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Legal Profession and the Cyrus Vance Center for International Justice. Wilkins pioneered his firm’s Legal Outreach Program for New York City high school students and sits on its Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker on M&A and international topics and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Hunter College on International law. Wilkins is a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude), Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the Ford Foundation Fellowship in Public International Law.