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Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:18

Mint Theatre Announces Appointment of Jann E. Leeming at Chair of Board of Directors

Drama Desk Award-Winning Mint Theater
Announces The Appointment of
Jann E. Leeming
As Chair of the Board of Directors

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) today announced the appointment of Jann E. Leeming as Board Chair. "I am delighted and honored to be part of a partnership with Jonathan and the Mint Board of Directors to further the Mint’s vital and exciting mission.  My experience with this respected and energetic organization has taught me how important it is to recognize great playwrights of the past whose words have continuing relevance to the important issues of today," Ms Leeming said.

{module ad_left_body}“Jann is a dynamic leader and I am honored that she has consented to be our Chair.  I look forward to a fruitful partnership that I hope will continue for many years,” added Jonathan Bank.

Ms. Leeming has been a Board member since 2009, and served as Treasurer for the last year.  She also serves as a Senior Trustee (since 1980) of The Little Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Royal Little to support education, the performing arts, preservation of wildlife and the environment. Previously, she was Chair of the Board of Directors (2006-’11) of the Women’s Project, having served on their Board since 2003. Jann has served on the Board of Directors of Celebrity Series of Boston, since 2003.

She has also donated her time as Trustee of The Boston Ballet, Trustee of Dance Umbrella, Trustee of The Wang Center for the Performing Arts; Trustee of The Mirror Repertory Company, Trustee of The Pine Street Inn (homeless shelter), Trustee of The Stowe School, Trustee of The Lyford Cay Foundation, Corporation Member of Babson College, and Founding Member of Harvard University’s Women’s Leadership Board.

As a venture capitalist, Jann served on the Boards of eight high technology companies. As President of Leeming Investment Company, she spent 2 years investing in companies owned and operated by women. Prior to that, she spent eight year as CEO and owner of ABOUT WOMEN, INC., consulting with Fortune 1000 companies on how to market their products and services more effectively to women. Jann co-authored Segmenting the Women’s Market, a resource book for companies selling products and services to women.

Jann was graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Psychology/Business and was graduated from Babson College with an MBA.  Jann is married to Arthur D. Little, her consulting partner in the golf course industry.

 “The Mint does for forgotten drama what the Encores! series does for musicals, on far more modest means” (The New York Times).  The Mint was awarded an OBIE for “combining the excitement of discovery with the richness of tradition,” and a special Drama Desk Award for “unearthing, presenting and preserving forgotten plays of merit.” Ben Brantley, in The New York Times Arts & Leisure (August, 2011) hailed the Mint as the “resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays.

For more information about the Mint Theater, visit www.minttheater.org