Teresa Bryce Bazemore becomes Kimmel Center’s first woman, first African American to chair board of directors

Teresa Bryce Bazemore has been appointed the first African-American and first woman to serve as the chair of the board for directors for the Kimmel Center, the organization announced on Thursday.

Bazemore comes from a 25-year career in mortgage banking and insurance. From 2008 to 2017, she served as president of a Philly-based private mortgage insurance subsidiary, Radian Group, where she led strategic planning, business development and operations.

She also serves on the boards of WHYY and the Forum of Executive Women and chairs the audit committee of the University of Virginia Foundation, according to the announcement.

“Our Philadelphia community remains the focus of the Kimmel Center board, as we continue to represent the organization and its mission to reach broad and diverse audiences…

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