ALEXIS ORTIZ has been named deputy director of Music for Life International Inc., a New York City-based organization that presents concerts and related events promoting awareness of significant international humanitarian crises and other public-interest issues, with proceeds contributed to organizations that directly address those concerns. Ortiz has been active in the field of international arts management for nearly a decade. She has served as special assistant to the deputy chairman for programs and partnerships at the National Endowment for the Arts; managed an international touring program under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department; coordinated the John F. Kennedy Center’s Festival of China; and produced concerts at the White House, the Library of Congress, and numerous embassies. Ortiz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies from Yale University. She received a master’s degree in international administration, with a concentration in culture and development, from the University of Miami.
Posted April 13, 2012