Berkshire Museum board elects new president

Elizabeth "Buzz" Hayes McGraw was elected president of the Berkshire Museum's board of trustees at the board's annual meeting on Sept. 26.

A trustee since 2008, and board vice president since 2013, McGraw replaces William Hines Jr., who will resume his role as trustee after serving as president for five years. Hines has been a trustee since 2007.

Stacey Gillis-Weber was re-elected as vice president; Ethan Klepetar was elected vice president; Lydia S. Rosner was re-elected secretary; and Carol Riordan was re-elected treasurer.

Trustees Jay Bikofsky and David Glodt were re-elected for three year terms; Howard J. Eberwein and Riordan were re-elected to two year terms; and Ursula Ehret-Dichter, Jeffrey Noble, McGraw and Hines were re-elected to one year terms.

Betsey Selkowitz was unanimously elected Crane Honorary Life Trustee, an honor bestowed on an individuals who is "deemed by the board to have served the museum in an exemplary manner over and an extended period."

Selkowitz became a trustee in 1986, served as board president twice, and as was also acting director in 1989.

Berkshire Bank receives graphic design awards

Berkshire Bank has received two graphic design awards from Graphic Design USA, an organization that has sponsored areas of excellence for creative professionals for over 50 years.


The bank was honored for its digital work on the Game Plan website, and for collateral branding for Firestone Financial, a Berkshire Bank affiliate.

Only 15 percent of the 10,000 entries submitted for the American Graphic Design Awards received certificates of excellence.