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Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces New Board Members

October 26, 2012

CEDAR CITY, UT — The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced the addition of five new members to its board of governors: D. Matthew Moscon, Wayne L. Niederhauser, Ed Golembiewski, Ann Crocker, and Ken Adelman. These new members bring different and valuable insights to help forward the mission of the Festival. They will begin their three-year term starting this month. A complete list of the Festival's Board of Governors may be found at www.bard.org.

"We are deeply indebted to the service our board members provide in supporting and advising the Utah Shakespeare Festival staff and company. I am indebted to my fellow board members and sincerely look forward to working with the new members of our team," said Nancy Slitz, chair of the board of governors.

D. Matthew Moscon is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP Attorneys at Law in Salt Lake City and chairs the litigation department. He has a diverse background and experience in law including being lead counsel for the joint venture that built Salt Lake City's light rail system and being lead litigation counsel for the developers of a $500 million hospital complex in Murray, Utah. He represents clients in suits involving commercial contracts, construction and real estate development disputes, and product liability claims. He earned his law degree from the University of Utah and has served as a board member with United Way Community Funding Review and World Joy, Inc. (a charity providing housing, education, and health services in Ghana, Africa).

Wayne L. Niederhauser
was first elected to the Utah State Senate in 2006. He is now in his second term representing Senate District 6, which covers most of Sandy, Utah and the east portion of Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. He successfully sponsored legislation creating the State Financial Transparency website, transparent.utah.gov. He is a certified public accountant and an owner of CW Management Corporation, a real estate development company located in West Jordan, Utah. CW Management develops both residential and commercial projects and was awarded the 2004 Merit of Planning Design by Envision Utah. He graduated with a master of accountancy degree from Utah State University. Niederhauser serves as a board member for the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Criminal Justice Advisory Council.

Ed Golembiewski
is the president of ESG Construction Consultants, a Las Vegas-based construction consulting firm he started in 1995. ESG consults on a wide variety of projects including schools and education, government and public safety, aviation, parking garages, hospitality and entertainment, heavy and light commercial, historical restoration, civil engineering, and theaters. He has a bachelor's degree in construction management-engineering and a master's degree in finance and accounting. Golembiewski is a certified professional cost estimator by the American Society of Professional Estimators. He maintains his commitment to the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and he often lectures for various architectural and construction related organizations. He and his wife have supported the Utah Shakespeare Festival for over 27 years.

Ann Crocker currently serves as the co-chair of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation board of directors and has served as a director of that organization for the past seven years. She also serves as a vice president and director of Sorenson Development Inc., an investment holding company. She has been a member of the Brigham Young University President's Leadership Committee for the past decade, and she's an active supporter of the Utah Youth Village for fifteen years, funding the Crocker Education Center for troubled students. Ann and her husband, Gary, are actively involved in sponsoring the new Crocker Science Center at the University of Utah. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in child development. She's a former high school teacher and the mother of seven.

Ken Adelman
is a former ambassador to the United Nations during the Reagan Administration and former director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, for which he accompanied President Reagan on his superpower summits with Mikhail Gorbachev. Adelman obtained his master's degree in foreign service studies, as well as his doctorate degree in political theory from Georgetown University. He's taught Shakespeare at Georgetown University and later at George Washington University with honors students. In addition to hundreds of articles, he is the author of five books including coauthor of Shakespeare in Charge: The Bard's Guide to Leading and Succeeding on the Business Stage. He currently serves as vice president of Movers and Shakespeares, an organization that conducts executive training through leadership lessons gleaned from William Shakespeare.

New members of the Utah Shakespeare Festival board of governors are invited to join the board based on their valued expertise and diverse locations, so that the Festival can better represent all of the regions it serves as a regional theatre. This outreach to board members has ensured that the Festival has the most effective governing board possible.

The fall season runs until October 27 and includes Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic musical Les Misérables, Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Hamlet, and back by popular demand Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets. Tickets are now on sale at bard.org and 1-800-PLAYTIX (800-752-9849).

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