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Press Release – YAV Announces Three New Board Members!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 26, 2017
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia Announces Three New Board Members
Norfolk, VA – Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia announces the appointment of three new board members, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2017. Joining the Board are the following Hampton Roads community leaders (photographed below, from left to right):
- Laura de Graaf, Senior Vice President/Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America
- Michael Geller, Fine Art Photographer and retired Geriatric specialist
- Rae Pearson Benn, Host/Producer of “Our Issues Hampton Roads”, WTVZ – Sinclair Broadcasting Group
The new Board Members are now appointed to serve a three-year term, from 2017-2020. “We are so excited about the energy, expertise, and passion that our new Board Members will add to our already accomplished Board. It is fortunate that our organization continues to attract this caliber of talent committed to empowering youth through the education integration of core curriculum and the arts,” said Christine M. Everly, Chief Executive Officer.
The slate of newly elected officers and continuing Board Members include:
President – Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond
Vice President – Mr. David Snouffer
Secretary – Mr. Charles Spence
Treasurer – Ms. Laurie Grabow
Other Executive Committee Members:
Minette Cooper, Member-At-Large
Marty Einhorn, Member-At-Large
Judy Gutterman, Chair, Friends of YAV
Beth Hazelette, Immediate Past President
Continuing Board Member for term 2017-2020
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is the leading provider of high quality arts-in-education programming in Virginia. YAV offers an array of arts performances and workshops grounded in Virginia’s core curriculum, residencies for children of all ages, and professional development for teachers in arts-integration techniques that improve students’ literacy skills motivation to read, and ability to learn. Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit.
For more information about Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia call 757.466.7555 ext 304 or visit www.yav.org.