Lincoln Center Business Advisory Council

The Lincoln Center Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of leading executives who are willing to devote one morning each year to advising Lincoln Center on its most pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.

The BAC consists of Chief Executive Officers and other business leaders who are committed to the well-being of New York and fully value Lincoln Center as one of the City’s most important cultural institutions and a vital economic engine.  Members hail from a variety of professional disciplines and each has pledged $50,000 to assist Lincoln Center.  These generous contributions are acknowledged in Playbills, annual reports and on other appropriate materials.

The annual BAC meeting is an optimal forum to consider a number of the most challenging issues facing Lincoln Center and the cultural fabric of New York City.  These sessions are lively, thought-provoking and absolutely critical to the success of our most innovative ventures. 


  • Katherine Farley (Co-Chair)
  • John B. Hess (Co-Chair)
  • Steven R. Swartz (Co-Chair)
  • Robert Alexander
  • Gregory Bedrosian
  • Cathie Black
  • Aryeh Bourkoff
  • Russell Carson
  • Ravenel Curry
  • Thomas J. DeRosa
  • Stephen R. Howe, Jr.
  • Brad S. Karp
  • Charles Kaye
  • Howard Marks
  • Anne Welsh McNulty
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Charles Phillips
  • Alan D. Schwartz
  • Tad Smith
  • Kevin Ulrich
  • Brad Wechsler