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Agather replaces Bass as chairman of Performing Arts Fort Worth

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Edward P. Bass has stepped down as chairman of the board of Performing Arts Fort Worth Inc., the organization said in a statement.

Bass will continue as the organizations chairman emeritus, effective Sept. 15.

Elaine Agather, managing director and heads the Dallas region for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, has been named the new chairman.

“It was a great honor to have served as chair for so long,” said Bass in a statement, “and I will continue to be very involved in Board activities. Over the years, Elaine and I have collaborated on several PAFW board matters with great success. I am really looking forward to her expanded role in the organization; she is the perfect next leader of Performing Arts Fort Worth.”

Agather has been a Performing Arts Fort Worth board member and chairman of the Finance

 & Audit Committee since 1993.

“Performing Arts Fort Worth has been privileged by extraordinary leadership since its inception,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President and CEO Dione Kennedy in a statement. “I want to thank Ed for his vision and his tireless efforts for over 22 years and look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role. I am also eager to work with Elaine in her new expanded role.”

Bass has been chairman since the founding of the organization in 1993. The organization built, owns and operates the Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass Performance Hall. Performing Arts Fort Worth is the 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that owns and operates Bass Performance Hall and the adjacent McDavid Studio and Van Cliburn Recital Hall. – Robert Francis,

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