The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Gretchen Pace to its Board of Directors. Pace is Vice President and Market General Manager at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga.
“Gretchen is an arts lover, dedicated community builder and strategic thinker who brings creativity, a thoughtful approach and proven business experience to her new role on the Board of Directors,” said The Wallis’ Chairman Michael Nemeroff. “We are honored that she has accepted this leadership role with The Wallis. Gretchen’s service on our Board continues a long legacy of support of The Wallis from Neiman Marcus and its leadership.”
Pace’s involvement with The Wallis includes facilitating Neiman Marcus’ sponsorship of The Wallis’ recent benefit, “The Wallis Delivers: Al Fresco Night,” honoring the City of Beverly Hills, on September 24, 2021. Neiman Marcus was also a sponsor of “Dreambuilders: From Post Office to Box Office,” a virtual benefit commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Wallis’ founding and honoring The Honorable Vicki Reynolds, President Emeritus Richard Rosenzweig and Founding President Paul Selwyn, on December 3, 2020.
Pace has more than 23 years of luxury retail experience, including seven at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga. She studied at the Art Institute of Boston and is passionate about the arts. A skilled potter with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, she also serves as Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and Topanga’s resident DJ.