Corton Appointed By President Bush To National Panel

The Bridgeport News

Thursday, September 23, 2004, page A3

President George W. Bush has appointed Jennifer Compton Corton, managing partner of Genesis Partners, to be a member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Advisory Committee on the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Two residents of each state are appointed. Corton is joined by fellow West Virginian David Tyson, of Huntington, in the honor.

"It is an honor and privilege to be given an opportunity to work with Americans from across the country on this advisory committee," Corton said. "I’m happy to represent my home state of West Virginia, a place of great culture and heritage."

The Presidents Advisory Committee on the Arts helps strengthen the Centers influence and spread its artistic vision and educational programs across the country.

Corton has been instrumental in the development of Charles Pointe, a master-plan traditional neighborhood development being built in Bridgeport. She is the daughter of Julia Compton and the late C.E. "Jim" Compton, who founded the Grafton Coal Company.

She and her husband, Jamie, have one daughter. They reside in Bridgeport.