Timms to become Lincoln Center's 6th leader in 5½ years

Henry Timms has been hired as president of Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts and will become the organization's sixth leader in 5½ years

NEW YORK -- Henry Timms has been hired as president of Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts and will become the organization's sixth leader in 5½ years.

Reynold Levy was president from 2002 until he retired in January 2014. He was replaced by Jed Bernstein, who resigned in May 2016 after 27 months following an investigation that determined he didn't disclose a personal relationship with an employee.

Chief operating officer Liza Parker headed a transition team that led Lincoln Center until Debora L. Spar took over in March 2017 after nine years as president of Barnard College. Spar dropped the planned gut renovation of the New York Philharmonic's home, David Geffen Hall, then quit last May. Russell Granet became acting president.