The Board of Directors of The Music Center recently announced the appointment of Jeff Hill, managing director and senior partner of Boston Consulting Group; Beverly Ryder, retired corporate executive of Edison International; and Mimi Song, chairman and CEO of Superior Grocers, to its board of directors.

“We are pleased to welcome three esteemed Los Angeles leaders to The Music Center Board. Jeff, Beverly and Mimi are long-time supporters of The Music Center who support our vision of deepening the cultural lives of all Angelenos through programmatic excellence and diverse artistic experiences,” said Cindy Miscikowski, board chai. “Their significant background in business development, strategic planning and social stewardship will greatly aid The Music Center as we evolve this cultural anchor institution into a multidisciplinary performing arts center that brings people together, not just to a place, but as a community.”

Beverly Ryder is a retired executive with over 30 years of corporate experience in the utility and banking industries. Since leaving the private sector, Ryder has been actively engaged as an advisor and volunteer leader with numerous nonprofit organizations focusing on the arts, social justice initiatives and K–12 education.

Ryder joins the board to support The Music Center in becoming a model organization representative of the vibrant cultural democracy of Los Angeles that is innovative, inclusive and creative in its presentations and educational offerings.

Retiring as the corporate secretary of Edison International and its utility subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company, Ryder was also the company’s vice president of community involvement and oversaw philanthropic and employee volunteer activities. Prior to Edison, she was a corporate banker at Citibank, N.A. After Edison, she worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on parent engagement and school-business partnership initiatives and with the Los Angeles Urban League on community-school partnerships.

Ryder currently serves as a vice chair of the board of Claremont Graduate University; as a member of the community engagement committee and an advisor of the Colburn School Society; as a member of the Stanford University LEAD fundraising council; and as a founding director of the African American Board Leadership Institute.

The Music Center, one of the nation’s largest performing arts organizations, presents free and low-cost public concerts and digital arts experiences to the Los Angeles community.