Berkshire Museum elects five new trustees

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PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum elected five new trustees to two-year terms at its annual meeting last month.The new trustees are: Catharine B. Deely, of Pittsfield, a marketing and communications professional and proponent of the creative economy and economic development.Rachel Melendez Mabee, of Pittsfield, a communications professional with over 13 years of experience developing and executing end-to-end marketing plans for local to national organizations.Josh Simpson, of Shelburne Falls, a world-renowned glassmaker and artist whose work is on view at the museum. He served as honorary chair of the museum's 2018 "GALAxy" fundraiser with former astronaut Cady Coleman.Jeffrey Thomas, of Williamstown, a scientist, educator, and entrepreneur, who is the founder and executive director of Lever, the North Adams-based startup incubator.Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn. A Pittsfield resident, Wynn attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated from Williams College, and directed the Westside Neighborhood Resource Center in Pittsfield before beginning his career in law enforcement.Also at the meeting, Elizabeth McGraw was re-elected president of the board; Ethan Klepetar and Stacey Gillis Weber were re-elected as vice-presidents; Lydia S. Rosner was re-elected as secretary, and Stephen Bayne was elected treasurer.Trustees Wendy Gordon, Suzanne Nash and Bayne were re-elected for two-year terms. William Hines, Jr., Donna Krenicki, McGraw, Lydia Rosner, Jeffrey Noble, and Stacey Gillis Weber were re-elected for one-year terms. Trustees who continue to serve are Michael Addy, Douglas Crane, David Glodt, Caitlin Pemble, and Melissa Scarafoni.

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