Staff Biography

MAGGIE BOEPPLE, President & Director    

Maggie Boepple joined The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PAC@WTC) in 2012 as President/Director following a distinguished international career in public service, administration and government relations.

As President/Director of the PAC@WTC, she is responsible for developing and executing the center’s artistic and programmatic vision. Over the past three years, Boepple has built a world-class core artistic and operational leadership team, defined a new design direction for the building, and conducted a successful architect search.

Prior to joining PAC@WTC, Boepple was President of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where, under her direction, the Council ran the largest artist residency program in New York, produced summer performance series, and created innovative arts programs, including the Lent Space Art Park and studios on Governor’s Island.

She also served as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Transport in London on the Private Public Partnership for the London Underground and led the team that reorganized the newly created super- agency, Transport for London.

In addition, Boepple held senior government positions at the MTA in New York and in the Koch administration where she was the first woman to be appointed Director of Intergovernmental Relations. She served as Vice Chancellor for Government Relations at the City University of New York. She also advised the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on the final round of cultural grants from the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s September 11th monies.

For 14 years, Boepple ran one of the most successful government relations firms in New York State representing a broad range of financial, government and non-profit clients including The Bank of New York, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Montefiore Medical Center, The New York City Partnership, New York Library Association, WNET Channel 13, Fordham University, the Law Boards and The American Museum of Natural History.

She currently serves as Vice Chair for The Fund for the City of New York.

Boepple graduated from Brooklyn College. She is married to noted sculptor Willard Boepple and lives in Manhattan.