David Gersh is Co-President of The Gersh Agency, a motion picture literary and talent agency, with offices in Beverly Hills and New York. David earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a JD from UCLA. After a brief practice in law, David joined the agency and continues to co-run the company today with his brother.
David is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and sits on the executive committee for the agency division. Previously, he was on the Board for the Motion Pictures & Television Fund. David also served as trustee for Northwestern University, and was a past Chairman of the National Advisory Council for the School of Communication. He has been awarded the NUEA Excellence Award, the Northwestern Alumni Association’s Service Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the School of Communication.
David and his wife Susan are avid art collectors and have been long time supporters of the Museum of Contemporary Art, where David served on the acquisition committee. His wife Susan is currently a trustee at MOCA. David is also very active in community and professional organizations, including the Los Angeles Music Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Dean’s Council for the UCLA Law School.
David has always been an avid tennis player and played collegiate tennis at Northwestern.
Philippe Vergne was appointed director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in March 2014. Prior to joining MOCA, Vergne served for five years as director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York where he built an international reputation as a successful and committed museum leader with a deep knowledge of contemporary art. Prior to leading the Dia Foundation, Vergne held leadership roles as Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he worked for over a decade organizing more than 25 international exhibitions and the Herzog & de Meuron facility expansion; as Director of the Francois Pinault Foundation in Paris; and Director of the Musée d’art Contemporain (MAC) in Marseille, France. Vergne was awarded the Légion d’honneur in recognition of his 24 years of service to the arts in April 2014. Vergne was also named chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2004.
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