Berklee Today

Five New Trustees Named

  Ruben Blades
  Catherine Goldwyn
  Ruben Blades
  Lisa Hearns
  Ruben Blades
  David Abrams
  Not pictured: Eduardo Bautista Garcia and James Pallotta
  Photos by Phil Farnsworth

Berklee has just added five new members to its Board of Trustees. Two hail from the financial world, the other three have spent their careers in different areas of the music industry. The new additions bring the total board membership to 33.

David Abrams is the managing partner of Abrams Capital, LLC, an investment firm based in Boston. Prior to forming Abrams Capital, he worked at the Baupost Group. He currently serves on the board of the David Project, an organization devoted to promoting a deeper understanding of the issues affecting Israel and the Middle East.

Eduardo Bautista Garciá of Barcelona, Spain, is a champion of musical authors' rights in Spain and throughout Europe. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), president of the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias de la M?sica, president of the Sociedad Digital de Autores y Editores, director general of the Fundación Autor, vice president of the European Group Society Authors and Composers (GESAC), vice president of Latinautor, and president of the Spanish Coalition for Cultural Diversity.

James Pallotta is vice chair of Tudor Investment Corporation and serves as managing director and head of U.S. Equity Securities. He is also a member of the board of directors and the management committee of Tudor Group affiliated companies. In addition to sitting on Berklee's board of trustees, Pallotta serves on the boards of the Boston Children's Hospital Trust, Big Brother Association of Massachusetts Bay, the Fessenden School, the Steppingstone Foundation, SquashBusters, New Profit, Year Up, Leary Firefighters Foundation, and Buoniconti Fund, and he is a member of the executive board of the Boston Celtics.

Catherine Goldwyn is a California native who attended Berklee College of Music in the 1970s to study arranging and composition. During her years in Boston, she raised four children, worked as a portrait photographer, and earned a degree in natural science from Harvard University. In 2000 she moved from Boston back to Los Angeles and created Sound Art, a nonprofit organization that brings music education to the most challenged areas of Los Angeles. Since 2002 Sound Art has brought music education and enrichment to 7,000 children in the inner-city neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Lisa Hearns a Berklee graduate, is a professional singer, pianist, and composer who has performed throughout New England and in New York with blues and jazz acts. She operates a thriving teaching studio in New York and has released several recordings. She has served as New York Alumni Chapter president since 2003, planning events for New York City alumni. Hearns is a former member of the board of the New York Blues and Jazz Society and is a current member of Women in Music and the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs. She will bring to the board her perspective as a working musician and a recent graduate of the college.