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WESTON PLAYHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
Board of Directors 2018

OFFICERS

Oliver K. Olsen
Chair of Board; Chair of Executive Committee, Member: Search Committee
Londonderry, VT; currently Director of Global Professional Services Operations, Workday, Inc.; former member of Vermont House of Representatives (Ways & Means, Natural Resources & Energy, General Housing & Military Affairs committees); past leadership roles at Oracle, RightNow Technologies, Motorola, management consultant at CMG, plc.; former board member at Burr & Burton Academy (Governance Committee).

Janet Warren
Vice Chair of Board; Member: Executive, Capital Campaign, Development and Search Committees; Chair of Community Group; Coordinator of Play Reading Group
Mount Holly, VT; Retired Licensed Psychologist in California and former Alumni Director at Boston University. Wide range of volunteer activities including originating and coordinating Photo Contest and Calendar in Mount Holly, mentoring young women, and member of a writing group.

Carol P. Cox 
Secretary of Board; Member: Executive, Governance, Buildings and Grounds Committees, Ad Hoc Study Group
Weston, VT and Carlisle, MA; former WPTC Chair of Facilities Committee from 2007 – 2016 coordinating design and specifications for Walker Center for the Arts, Playhouse improvements and subsequent recovery after Hurricane Irene flood; over forty years providing management consulting and Program Management of strategic initiatives for major financial service organizations and non-profit institutions; President of Board, Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.; Member of Farrar Park Association – "Ladies of the Green" in Weston, VT.

Audrey Went 
Treasurer of Board; Co-chair Finance Committee; Member: Executive Committee
Weston, VT; retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she provided audit and consulting services to clients with a concentration in the financial services and managed healthcare industries.  Previously served as a volunteer for a number of organizations including Junior Achievement, Power Lunch and Cornerstone Family Programs.

MEMBERS

Ludy Biddle
Member, Buildings and Grounds and Governance Committees; Ad Hoc Study Group
Shrewsbury, VT; former Secretary, Weston Playhouse; Currently executive director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, a non-profit housing organization; member of Community Development Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Governor’s Housing Council, Vermont, Clean Energy Action Team, Vermont, and board member for Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT.

Juliette Britton
Member: Development Committee
Peru, VT; Owner/Manager J. J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery; Burr & Burton Academy Alumni Board.

Skye Chalmers
Member: Ad Hoc Study Group
Weston, VT; Founder and CEO of Image Relay, a software service company with over 250 clients worldwide; Professional photographer for twenty years, producing three photography books including Sending Milk, a B&W photography book on the Cabot Cooperative dairy farmers of the Northeast.

Fra Devine
Member: Finance Committee; Ad Hoc Study Group
Belmont, VT; Retired; Former Vice President J.P. Morgan & Co. and J.P. Morgan Chase, Chief Financial Officer for The Hewitt School, NY, NY; Board member, Okemo Valley TV.

Malcolm Ewen
Ex Officio with Vote
Weston, VT and Chicago, IL; WPTC Founding Director; Production Stage Manager, Steppenwolf Theatre; Council, Actors’ Equity Association; Board member, Season of Concern.

Wayne Fisher
Member, Finance Committee
Ludlow, VT, New York City, NY and Bonita Springs, FL; On the Board of the Zurich American Insurance Companies and chairs its Audit Committee. Chief Risk Officer in Zurich, Switzerland, prior to retiring from Zurich Insurance. Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and served as the organization’s President in 2014.

Beverly O. Fonner
Member: Governance Committee
Weston, VT and Palm City, FL; Retired, Former Director of Grants Programs for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund in NYC, NY; Member of Odyssey Group at Harbour Ridge, FL; Former Chair of Wilder Memorial Library, Weston, VT.

Tim Fort
Ex Officio with Vote
Weston, VT and Kingston, Ontario; WPTC Founding Director, Playhouse company member since 1973; Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; Former Board Chair, Theatre Kingston & Theatre Front; Member, Associated Designers of Canada; Talent Bank, Theatre Ontario; Freelance professional director, actor, designer (more than 200 shows).

David Fubini
Chair, Governance Committee; Member: Executive Committee, Ad Hoc Study Group
Brookline, MA; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School; former Managing Director, McKinsey & Company Boston Office; current Board member of WBUR, YMCA of Greater Boston, Trustee of University of Massachusetts System, current Board member of Leidos and Mitre Corporations and Bain Capital Specialty Finance.

Wayne Granquist
Chair Emeritus of Board; Chair, Capital Campaign Committee; Member: Executive, Finance and Search Committees
Weston, VT; Consultant to non-profit organizations and regional economic development efforts; current Board member Vermont Public Radio and Southwest Vermont Medical Center; former Chair, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System; held senior positions in US Senate staff and White House; former President Fairfield County National Bank (CT); former President, Stratton Corporation; former partner, Manchester Capital Management.

Abigail Hurlburt
Chair, Ad Hoc Study Group
Plymouth, VT; Partner/Owner of Summit Wealth Group, LLC in White River Junction; holds the CFP, the Retirement Income Certified Professional and the Registered Life Planner professional designations; financial planner since 1999; Board member and on the Finance and Investment Committees for the Maynard House in Hanover. Enjoy the outdoors, skiing, traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Vicky Linville
Member: Buildings and Grounds and Search Committees
Weston, Vermont; Retired following a long career in the Ski Industry including being the Buyer of Skiwear for Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC and being the Skiwear Stylist for Beconta, Inc., importers and distributors, here and abroad; Board Member and Former President of the Woman Flyfishers Club of NY; Proud member of the Blue Flames Steel Band.

Rocco Maggiotto
Co-chair of Finance Committee; Member: Executive Committee
Manchester, VT and New York City, NY; CEO and Co-Founder of PWRCierge, LLC; retired executive with Zurich Financial Services, Booz Allen Hamilton's Management Consulting practice, Marsh & McLennan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coopers & Lybrand; Serves on Boards of the World Gold Trust Services Organization, Ronald McDonald House of NY, Canisius High School, The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and the Council of Governing Bodies of New York State's private colleges and universities, Admirals Bank in Boston, and President of the Dorset Field Club's Board of Governors in Dorset, VT.

Barbara Morrow
Member: Governance Committee
Manchester, VT; Co-founder of the Northshire Bookstore. Board member of the Green Mountain Academy (President), Manchester Library, Vermont Humanities Council, Manchester Daycare Center.

Michael Neff
Member: Governance and Finance Committees; Ad Hoc Study Group
Warwick, Bermuda; Global Head of Wealth Management at the Bank of Butterfield and has overall responsibility for the Bank’s businesses serving high net worth individuals; over 30 years of diverse experience in financial services working for large financial service organizations. Founded a technology consultancy practice which later evolved into a highly rated financial and investment planning software company servicing clients in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Linda Oskam
Member: Development Committee
Manchester VT and Palm City, FL; Board of trustees: Manchester Community Library and Southern Vermont Art Center. Co-Chair Weston Playhouse Gala 2016 and 2017.

Rebecca Robinson
Member: Development and Finance Committees
Weston, VT; Previously worked in investment banking specializing in public finance and mergers and acquisitions in public and private sectors; co-author with a surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of a book on Breast Cancer; presentations at the first World Conference on Breast Cancer (Canada), national conference on Women and Aging (NE), keynote speaker for the American Cancer Society of Palm Beach FL; former trustee of Colby-Sawyer College and Burr and Burton Academy; other previous non-profit affiliations in New York with the Legal Aid Society Civil Support Division, American Cancer Society, and the Archives of American Art; Co-Chair Weston Playhouse Gala 2016 and 2017.

Claire Stern
Chair: Development and Search Committees; Member: Executive, Capital Campaign and Finance (ex officio) Committees
Weston, VT and Newton, MA; Currently, a comprehensive development consultant for organizations large and small following a development career at Boston's Combined Jewish Philanthropies and St. Francis House; long-time Trustee, Executive Committee member and Chair of the Development Committee at Judge Baker Children's Center; Corporation member of Beacon Academy; past Board member Jewish Family Service Metrowest.

Steve Stettler
Ex Officio with Vote; Member: Capital Campaign and Governance Committees
Weston, VT; Weston Producing Artistic Director; site reporter and panelist, Theater Program, National Endowment for the Arts; Emeritus Board member and former Co-chair, Festival of New Musicals, National Alliance for Musical Theatre; adjudicator, American College Theatre Festival and Vermont State Drama Festival; member, Vermont Community Foundation.

Patrick Walsh
Member: Buildings and Grounds and Finance Committees
Weston, VT; Former owner of Grafton Village Apple Co. in Weston, VT, VP PepsiCo International (Latin America), VP Universal Builders Supply (NY); Treasurer & Trustee of Weston Community Association (1996-Present).

Anthony Wood
Past Board Chair; Member: Finance and Governance Committees
Landgrove, VT and New York, NY; Executive Director, Ittleson Foundation and Senior Philanthropic Advisor to family foundations; trustee Orton Family Foundation; founder and Chair, New York Preservation Archive Project; preservationist; author of PreserYork: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks; and over thirty years of experience in the non-profit sector as founder, trustee, and officer of numerous civic organizations.

James Young
Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee; Member: Executive, Development, and Search Committees
Weston, VT; Practicing attorney.

DIRECTORS EMERITUS

  • Richard H. Adams
  • Paul Adamsbaum
  • Charles M. Goodwin
  • Barbara Hume
  • Sam Lloyd
  • Robert L. Schwartz
  • Constance Sloterbeck
  • Amy Van Nostrand
  • Morrison D. Webb
  • Robert H. Young