Boston University School of Law

February 8, 2008


Peter Segal (’68) named treasurer and executive committee member for Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts

Peter Segal (’68) has been selected to serve as treasurer and Executive Committee member for the Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts (NCPA).  In these positions, he will oversee the Committee’s financial affairs and be part of the NCPA’s governing body.

The NCPA supports the Kennedy Center, the nation’s center for the performing arts, through personal contributions, solicitations and sponsorship of events.  NCPA members also “serve as ambassadors for the Kennedy Center in their home communities and are instrumental in spreading the Center’s artistic and educational vision across the country,” according to the NCPA’s general information. 

Segal, who is a partner at Powell Goldstein LLP in Washington D.C., said the NCPA’s mission of promoting the arts is vital because “everyone, not just lawyers, has…a responsibility to give back to their communities in whatever way they have an interest.  For someone with a passion for the performing arts, NCPA provides a wonderful platform to join a group of likeminded, committed individuals to support this passion.”

He has been a member of the NCPA since 2005, and has since become even more enthusiastic over the years. “The passion of the leadership of the Kennedy Center is infectious.  Everyone associated with them quickly becomes excited about supporting arts organizations and particularly the Kennedy Center.” 

Segal is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the New England Conservatory of Music.  From 2005-2007, he was a trustee of the National Housing Conference, a housing policy advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

At his firm, his practice focuses primarily on real estate issues, and his non-real-estate practice involves business acquisitions and sales and general business counseling.

>>View the Kennedy Center’s Web site

Reported by Elizabeth Ress