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Reynold Levy Stepping Down as President of Lincoln Center
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 07:26 PM
Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, announced on Monday that he will step down at the end of 2013.
During his tenure, which began in March 2002, he led the huge $1.2 billion makeover for the 16-acre arts complex.
The center raised $1.3 billion over the course of his tenure, and it is marking his legacy by renaming the pedestrian bridge that spans West 65th Street, and which will re-open to the public on Oct. 1.
A search committee has been formed to find a successor to Levy.
In this archival episode of WNYC's Soundcheck, he talks about the role of corporate sponsorship in the arts: