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Bruce Museum welcomes new trustees, bestows awards, at Annual Meeting
From left to right: Peter Sutton, Julia Nusseibeh, Rebecca Gillan, Martha Zoubek, and James Lockhart.

GREENWICH, CONN.- The Bruce Museum, Inc. Annual Meeting on June 19, 2018, featured annual awards for service and the election of new and returning trustees.

Jan Rogers Kniffen, Chairman of the Board, gave The Chairman's Award to Sachiko T. Goodman, citing her years of valued service as a Bruce Museum Trustee and longstanding supporter of the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.

Peter C. Sutton, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director, named Accounting Manager Bill Raymond the Employee of the Year and honored Bruce Trustee William Deutsch with the Director’s Award. Receiving Employee Appreciation Awards were Mary Ann Lendenmann for 10 years of service, Daniel Buckley for 25 years of service, and Sue Brown Gordon for 25 years of service.

The Bruce Museum Board of Trustees welcomed six first-term Members, Class of 2021. They are: Katie Flaherty, Rebecca Gillan, James B. Lockhart III, Julia Balaeskoul Nusseibeh, Candace Procaccini, and Martha R. Zoubek.

This distinguished group of volunteer leaders brings with them a wealth of experience from the corporate world, academia, and non-for-profit sectors. The attached press release provides details about the first-term Trustees, second-term Trustees and departing Trustees.

Katie Flaherty holds a BS degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Regis University in Denver, CO. She is the Market Executive for Merrill Lynch’s Stamford Connecticut Market and is active in a number of charitable causes, among them involved with community organizations including the Fund for Fairfield County Community Foundation Women and Girls, Norma Pfriem Foundation, CT Challenge/Mission in Southport.

Rebecca Gillan is a senior-level marketing executive who has held key positions at Champion International, Premark International, Dart & Kraft, Tambrands, and AARP, among others. Educated at Smith College, Rebecca earned her MBA at The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth. She has served on the boards of the Greenwich YWCA, the Breast Cancer Alliance, the Drama League of New York, and the United Way of Greenwich.

James B. Lockhart III is the former Vice Chairman of WL Ross & Co. LLC, an affiliate of Invesco, where he focused on financial services and the mortgage recovery fund. Mr. Lockhart has held a number of top-level positions in the federal government, including Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Chairman of Federal Housing Finance Oversight Board, and Executive Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Lockhart graduated from Yale University with a BA and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Julia Balaeskoul Nusseibeh is a co-founder of Illustrious Films, LLC, and a partner at Ramla Capital, the investment advisory firm she co-founded in London with her husband, Dr. Jamal Nusseibeh. Ms. Nusseibeh double majored in Economics and International Relations at Boston University and received her Bachelor of Laws degree from The City Law School of London. Her experience with non-profits is expansive, having given her time to the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Met Opera.

Candace Procaccini earned degrees from the University of British Columbia (BA), the Fashion Institute of Technology (BFA), and New York University (MA), and has worked for a variety of New York City arts organizations, including New York City Ballet, the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Asia Society, and Phillips Auction House.

Martha R. Zoubek began her career as a writer and editor with McGraw-Hill and Conde Nast in New York and was for many years Associate Editor of Greenwich magazine. A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Zoubek has held professional and community leadership positions in numerous local organizations, including a long history of service to the Bruce.

Additionally, four individuals began their second term of service on the Board of Trustees: Susan E. Lynch; Michael A. Kovner; Deanna M. Mulligan; and Jacqueline Adler Walker.

Bruce Museum Trustees are eligible to serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.

The Museum wishes to acknowledge the following departing Trustees and thank them for their service: Nathaniel B. Day, William Deutsch, Kathy Georgas, Sachiko T. Goodman, Simone McEntire, Deborah Simon, Susan Tejpaul, Sue Ann Weinberg, and Diana Wierbicki.

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