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President Obama Taps Shonda Rhimes for Kennedy Center Board

Also joining the board from Hollywood ranks: Entravision Communications CEO Walter F. Ulloa

President Obama is tapping “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and Entravision Communications CEO Walter F. Ulloa to serve on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the White House announced Thursday.

Rhimes, writer and producer of several shows including Beltway-themed “Scandal,” is the president of Shondaland, the production company she established in 2004. Besides his duties for Entravision, Ulloa is a member of the board of the Los Angeles Music Center.

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The two are among six appointments Obama made to the Kennedy Center board.

Others named were  Frank F. Islam, CEO of FI Investment Group; Amalia Perea Mahoney, director of Chicago’s Galeria Amalia Mahoney, an art gallery specializing in Latin America Art; David M. Rubenstein, co-ceo of The Carlyle Group; and Alexandra C. Stanton,  CEO of Empire Global Ventures.

The 32-member board currently includes Caroline Kennedy and a selection of business and arts leaders. Rubenstein, who is the current board chairman, was reappointed.

Other board members include former CBS reporter Giselle Fernandez, Colleen Bell, associate producer for Bell-Phillip Television Productions; and Carl Lindner III, co-chief executive of American Financial Group.