EA welcomes 2016-17 Officers and new Board Members
At the annual Board of Directors’ meeting in June, the Education Alliance elected new officers and members of the Board. Members of the 2016-17 Executive Committee are: Colin Robertson, Don J Clark Group-President; Alex Woodley, City of Reno-1st Vice President; Dave Bianchi, Northwestern Mutual Financial-Treasurer; Nanette Quitt, NV Energy-Secretary; At-Large members: Mindy Lokshin, Community Representative; Mariluz Garcia, UNR-Dean’s Future Scholars; and Darcy Marud, Yamana Gold.
In addition, the Board of Directors has three permanent positions representing education in the community: Traci Davis, Superintendent, Washoe County School District (WCSD); Karin Hilgersom, President, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC); Marc Johnson, President, University of Nevada Reno (UNR); and Kendall Inskip, Education Alliance Executive Director.
Three new Board members join us from a variety of backgrounds: Susan Mayes-Smith, KNPB Channel 5/PBS; Chris Morgan, Deloitte LLP; and Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, Renown. The expertise and experience of these new members contribute to the diversity of the Board overall.
Returning Board members include the Executive Committee as well as: Natha Anderson, Washoe Education Association; Melissa Burnham, UNR College of Education; Bill Cathy, UNR-ret.; Joe Cline, UNR Designee; Kyle Dalpe, TMCC Designee; David Dehls, Spectrum Business ESM Service Delivery; Mariah Evans, UNR; Jim Huge, Jim Huge and Associates; Randy Kirner, Nevada State Assembly; David Lasic, WCSD Designee; Kris Layman, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates; Ben Rogers, NevadaNano; Bonnie Saviers, Writer/Editor; Eric Scheetz, Truckee River Flood Mgmt.; John Slaughter, Washoe County Manager; and Dena Strotman, Port of Subs. The Board is comprised of an exceptionally dedicated group of professionals and leaders who understand the importance of education in our community and have made it their priority.
Board members serve two three-year terms and focus their efforts on programs and events that include Partners in Education, the Run for Education on October 23rd, Principal for a Day on September 22nd, Teachers’ Warehouse, and P-16 Advocacy.
Thank you all for your service!