President Obama Appoints Shonda Rhimes To Kennedy Center's Board Of Trustees

News & Views | Camille Travis | 09/27/2013 | 10:45 AM EDT

Shonda Rhimes Is In Good Company With President Obama

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes has been called on by President Obama to serve on The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts' Board of Trustees, reports The Associated Press.

The recent Root 100 honoree is a long-time supporter of Obama, making political donations to both him and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election. She also contributed to his reelection campaign in 2012 and even volunteered at a phone bank.

In the announcement made Thursday, the POTUS also appointed Carlyle Group’s CEO David Rubenstein, Empire Global Ventures’ CEO Alexandra Stanton, Chicago art gallery owner Amalia Pera Mahoney, FI Investment Group CEO Frank Islam and Entravision Communications’ CEO Walter Ulloa.

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country," Obama said in a statement. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

Rhimes is busy at work with season 10 of Grey's Anatomy which premiered Thursday night and the upcoming third season of Scandal. The mother of three is also developing the new dramedy Show & Tell for ABC.

Congratulations to Shonda!

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