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Obama taps Laura Ricketts to Kennedy Center Board

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped Laura Ricketts, a Chicago Cubs co-owner and a major fundraiser for his White House campaigns, for a spot on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts board.

From the White House:

Laura M. Ricketts, Appointee for General Trustee, Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Laura M. Ricketts is Director and a part-owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club, as well as Chairman of the Board of Chicago Cubs Charities. She is on the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and is a co-founder and advisory board member of LPAC. She also serves on the advisory board of Opportunity Education, and is a member of the leadership councils of Lambda Legal and Housing Opportunities for Women. Ms. Ricketts received an A.B. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.