Jonathan M. Tisch, the 1992 recipient of The Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Patron of the Arts Award, has a particularly high profile in the furtherance of the arts with his recent chairmanship of Mayor Dinkins New York host committee for the 1992 Grammy Awards Show at Radio City.
He also served in the same capacity on the 1988 Grammy Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Grammys in New York in 1991. His
continuing support for the arts was again spotlighted when he served as co-chair of the March 1990 benefit concert, ‘That’s What Friends Are For,” with Michael Douglas and Clive Davis. The concert raised in excess of $l million for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York and AIDS organizations throughout the country.
Tisch joined the Loews interests in 1979, as a sales representative, becoming director of development in 1981. In 1982, he was named vice president and in 1985 was promoted to executive vice president of the company. One year later, he became president of Loews Hotels and three years later, assumed the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer. He has served as a member of Loews Corporation’s board of directors since 1986.
He also serves as a board member of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a member of the board of Tufts University, in Medford, MA, The Gunnery School in Connecticut, The Robert Steel Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Pediatric
AIDS Foundation. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and was recently appointed to The Dean’s Advisory Council for Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Earlier in his career, Tisch was a cinematographer/producer for WBZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, where he received two Emmy nominations. He is a graduate of Tufts University.