|Barrington Stage Board of Trustees Welcomes New Member|
|12:50PM / Friday, December 07, 2018|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barrington Stage Company has welcomed Richard Seltzer to the Board of Trustees.
"Richard has demonstrated unwavering commitment and leadership in support of the arts in Berkshire County. We are very pleased to welcome him to our board," said Barrington Stage Board President Marita Glodt.
Seltzer graduated from Harvard College in 1965 magna cum laude and then obtained a JD degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone scholar. He spent all of his professional career at the New York City law firm of Kaye Scholer, chairing its real estate litigation group and also practicing in its patent group.
In the Berkshires, he has enjoyed participating in several local organizations. Seltzer has been the president of the Stockbridge Bowl Association for the past nine years, leading a major campaign to restore the 375-acre lake to its former natural beauty. He has been chairman of the board of Hancock Shaker Village for the past two years, serving on its board for five years. He is currently also on the board of the Edith Wharton Restoration (the Mount) and enjoys supporting the Clark Art Institute, Chester Theatre Company, Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow.
He has been increasingly trying to help organizations such as Doctors without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Technoserve, CARE, UNHRC and food banks in the Berkshires and New York City.
Richard and his wife Carol reside in Manhattan and Stockbridge.
"It is daunting to be joining an organization as successful as Barrington Stage. I feel like I am jumping onto a moving train," Seltzer said. He also noted that "strong cultural institutions, like Barrington Stage, are a crucial component in restoring the economic strength of Berkshire County."