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RPO Appoints William D. Eggers as New Board Member

August 03, 2007

Rochester, NY – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed William D. Eggers, Senior Counsel with the law firm of Nixon Peabody, LLP, as the newest member of its Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Mr. Eggers’ term will expire in 2009.
 
Eggers is retired from Corning Incorporated after serving 10 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Before taking his position with Corning Incorporated, Mr. Eggers was a partner with the Nixon firm.  His community and civic contributions include serving as a trustee of the Center for Governmental Research and of Utica College.  He is also Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a director of the Chemung Financial Corporation, a regional bank based in Elmira. 

Celebrating its 85th season in 2007-08, the RPO inspires and enriches the community through the art of music.  The Orchestra is passionately dedicated to outstanding musical performance at the highest artistic levels, and has a unique tradition of musical versatility, commitment to music education in the broadest sense and a deep and enduring engagement with the community.  The RPO has been honored with the New York State Governor’s Arts Award, and two recent ASCAP awards for adventurous programming.  RPO performances are made possible in part with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; the State of New York; Monroe County; the City of Rochester; and American Airlines, the official airline of the RPO. 

 



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