Peace Center names Lynn Harton board chairman; announces new members

Greenville, S.C. – The Peace Center’s Board of Trustees has named Lynn Harton chairman of the board and elected 11 new members.

Harton serves as the president of United Community Banks, Inc. and is the president and chief executive officer of the company’s $11.2 billion asset subsidiary bank, United Community Bank. He attended Wake Forest University and has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry.

Harton lives with his wife, Flavia, in Greenville, where he has also served on the boards for the Greenville Country Museum of Art Association and Artisphere. He has previously served on the Peace Center board and executive committee.

Newly elected trustees are Paula Bikulege, Sandy DeLapp, Bruce Holstien, Kris Kapoor, Melinda Lehman, Ben O’Hanlan, Carlos Phillips and Cary Weekes. They will serve three-year terms. Newly elected ex-officio trustees – who will serve one-year terms – are George Fletcher, Butch Kirven and Jil Littlejohn.

For a complete list of the 42-member board, visit

The Peace Center thanks those trustees who have completed their service and are rotating off the board – Duff Bruce, Susan Lambert, Peter Larocque, Susan O’Hanlan, Lillian Brock Flemming, Xanthene Norris and Gaye Sprague. Special thanks to the previous board chair, Rick Stanley.

The not-for-profit Peace Center is located on a six-acre site along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville. With a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, an outdoor stage, a patrons’ theater lounge, and a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, rehearsal, and event spaces, the Peace Center has become the hub of cultural life in Upstate South Carolina.

Performances are the heart and soul of the Peace Center, which strives to offer diverse programming to serve all communities and all ages. The organization presents the best national Broadway tours, world-class classical music concerts and dance companies, along with popular musicians, comedians and speakers. It serves more than 56,000 people each year through a nationally-recognized arts education and outreach program.

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