The RAMA Annual Member's Meeting was held on May 20, 2014 at the Racine Art Museum. The membership elected a slate of four new candidates for the museum's Board of Directors for initial three-year terms and two members returning for second three-year terms.
Nominated for an initial three-year term:
Jane Devine: Director of Design Services, Forrer Business Interiors
Sharon Ramquist: Retired Human Resources Professional, Arts Advocate
Chris Sklba: Designer and Lead Metalsmith, Art Metals Studio
Kevin Zlevor: Global Sales Director-Walmart International, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Nominated for a second three-year term:
Kurt Lakatos: National OEM Sales Manager, Southwire/Coleman Cable
Sandra Shove: Arts Advocate and Volunteer Leader
In addition, the RAMA Board of Directors elected the following officers for the coming year at a separate session following the Annual Meeting. The 2014-15 RAMA officers are:
President: James Walker ญญ- Lead, Development Engineering Packaging, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Vice President: Richard Ruffo - Managing Director, Progress Capital Group
Treasurer: Neil Staeck - Commercial Banker, Community State Bank
Secretary: Alisa Swire - Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Johnson Outdoors
The Association also thanked the following members for their years of dedicated service to the museum. Retiring Board members include: Kraig Bryant - Past Board Treasurer, Susan Fishbain, Gayle Kosterman, and Dr. Daniel Ross.
"We welcome and are grateful to our new Board members for their expertise, guidance, and leadership. They represent RAMA's commitment to ensuring diverse interests and perspectives that assist our organization in better serving our audience and the community," said Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections. "We also express our extreme gratitude to our retiring Board members for their support, enthusiasm, and hard work on behalf of RAM during their time of service. This kind of expertise is an incredibly valuable resource to the Association," he added.