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Kennedy Center Board Selects David Rubenstein As Chair

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By Rebecca Blatt

The Kennedy Center's Board of Trustees has named a new chairman. David Rubenstein will step into the new role of overseeing the center's finances in May.

Rubenstein is the co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. He's a Baltimore native and no stranger to Washington. He has served as chief counsel to a U.S. Senate subcommittee and served as a Deputy Assistant to President Jimmy Carter.

He has played an active role at the Kennedy Center since joining its board in 2004. He also sits on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution, New York's Lincoln Center and Duke University, among others.

Rubenstein says President Kennedy inspired him to go into public service. He says the arts are unifying, especially when Washington is divided by partisan politics.

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