(Los Angeles) June 10, 2015–The Foundation for a National AIDS Monument today announced three new members of its Board of Directors. Actor and activist Zachary Quinto, William Morris Endeavor Board Member Mark Itkin and marketing executive and MSMGF Board Member Tom Whitman (pictured). All three men add a wealth of knowledge, leadership and experience to support the growth and development of the AIDS Monument, located in West Hollywood, CA.
The Foundation for an AIDS Monument has been working with the City of West Hollywood and local community members to plan for the development of an enduring physical and interactive testament to the historic and future fight against HIV and AIDS. The physical monument, as envisioned by internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Tobin, will honor HIV/AIDS activists, caregivers and community leaders, and memorialize those impacted by the devastation of HIV/AIDS on a local and national level.
Tom Whitman, Tom Whitman Presents (TWP) — Tom Whitman is the Senior Vice President/Director of Flip, the LGBT division of integrated marketing agency ion+Radarworks, with offices in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. Tom has made a career of specializing in connecting Fortune 500 brands to the LGBT consumer through a range of integrated marketing plans, including experiential, digital, print, influencer marketing and social media. His deep experience in delivering creative and innovative programs ranges from television and event production to advertising, marketing and communications. A much sought after thought-leader and expert on LGBT marketing and promotions, Tom also serves in leadership positions on the Board of Directors of AIDS Project Los Angeles, GLAAD, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV, and is active in the regional, national and global LGBT non-profit space.
“The National AIDS monument will be a catalyst for conversations that can help save lives. We are equally grateful for Tom’s experience in building community and marketing campaigns as well as his relevant Board experience,” said Jason H. Kennedy, Board vice-chair.
The monument will be located in Los Angeles in West Hollywood Park, which is undergoing an $86 million renovation. The foundation Board chose Daniel Tobin of Urban Arts Project to design the monument.