CLEVELAND (May 15, 2009) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce that two new members have been appointed to the Board of Trustees: Jon Deitelbaum and Chris Stewart. As members, they will contribute to the support and representation of the Museum’s mission and goals, including the development of the Library and Archives, which will open in downtown Cleveland in 2010.
Opened in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum preserves and presents the history of rock and roll, the foremost cultural movement of our time. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from all 50 states and 100 countries experience the engaging exhibitions and programs of the world’s only museum devoted to rock and roll.
The Rock Hall’s new board members:
• Jon Deitelbaum is the former president and CEO of Planet 10 Spirits, the parent company of Effen Vodka which Deitelbaum founded. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development for KBA Marketing, now a part of the Interpublic Group, a company that specializes in advertising and marketing efforts that targets people in their twenties and thirties. Deitelbaum holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management from Guilford College in North Carolina
• Chris Stewart, CEO of a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm Gelber Group LLC, joined the company in 1983 and has since built the largest independent futures execution desk at the Chicago Board of Trade. He serves on several committees for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and has been a director since 2007. Stewart is also a managing partner for Chicago-based record label, Out the Box Records, which produces, markets, sells and distributes records for both new and established recording artists including, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dave Mason. Stewart graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a B.A. in Business.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+) and $13 for youth (9-12). When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit http://www.rockhall.com.