Count Basie Center for the Arts announces new appointees to its Board of Trustees

(AUGUST 13 – RED BANK, NJ) The nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts announced today the appointment of Lauren Goldfarb and Yvonne Grayson to its Board of Trustees.

Lauren Goldfarb, AIF, is Senior Vice President at Newport Capital Group, a national independent investment advisory firm. Upon graduating with honors from Rutgers Business School with a BS in Marketing, she received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from fi360. She has an AS and AA from the County College of Morris in Business Administration and Fine Arts. An active community advocate, Ms. Goldfarb also serves on the boards of 180 Turning Lives Around and The Jersey Shore Partnership, and has also served the Junior League of Monmouth County since 2010. A resident of Point Pleasant Beach, she has also held roles with the Girl Scout Hearts of New Jersey, and Family Services of Morris County.

Yvonne Grayson is the owner and Managing Director of PE Partners, which provides full life cycle program and project management expertise to multi-national corporations. Under her leadership, PE Partners has worked with money center banks and fortune 500 corporations such as CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, TD Waterhouse and others in managing and defining product and efficiency strategies. A graduate of Monmouth Regional High School and Delaware State University, Yvonne is also devoted to her community, having served as a founding member of both the Horizons Country Day School Summer Enrichment program and the CentraState Medical Center’s Women’s Heart Center (now known as the Women’s Health Center). A 24-year resident of Fair Haven, Yvonne also currently serves The Smart Set, a national organization of highly accomplished African American women, as both President of its New Jersey Monmouth Shore chapter and Chair of its National Technological Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Yvonne Grayson and Lauren Goldfarb to the Count Basie Center for the Arts board,” said Tom WidenerChairman, Count Basie Center for the Arts Board Of Trustees. “We believe that the talent and experience of both women, coupled with their passion for both our community and the arts will serve the Basie well.”