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Press Release: The Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers



Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate


503.823.5111 | email: [email protected]


June 29, 2010 -


The Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers


The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has elected Carol R. Smith, Ed. D. as the Chair of the Board for FY2010-11. Dr. Smith has served as a school principal in the Beaverton School District, and director of The Oregon Principals' Center at Lewis & Clark College, which supports school leaders across Oregon and southwest Washington. As a musician from Washington County, Smith performs regularly in brass chamber groups throughout the area and teaches private trumpet lessons.


Joining Smith as officers on the RACC Board of Directors are vice chair, Gwyneth Gamble Booth; treasurer, Jennifer C. Cies; secretary, Max M. Miller; and chair emeritus, Carole Morse.


In addition, six new members have been elected to the RACC board:


* Victoria ("Vickie") Bianes Chamberlain is executive director of Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. In her work, she is a strong advocate for implementing cultural competency standards in educator preparation and leadership standards, in addition to improving the quality of services to educators served by the commission.


* Jessica L. Clark is finance director for New Avenues for Youth, as well as an instructor for the CPA Exam Review. Previously, she was an audit manager for Aldrich, Kilbride & Tatone, LLC (AKT) and managed RACC's audit for a number of years.


* Stacey A. Graham is a chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Vancouver-based First Independent Bank. A former executive for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, she has worked in fundraising and marketing and was part of the team that introduced a new business model and brand at the local non-profit.


* Eric R. Hormel is an Oregon native, joining Perkins & Co. in 1997. He is currently a shareholder and a member of Perkins's wealth management practice group, specializing in working with high net worth individuals and their families. He also leads the firm's creative services practice group, working with Portland's largest advertising and PR firms.


* Jerry E. Hudson served as President of Willamette University for 17 years and Executive Vice President of the Collins Foundation for 11 years. Hudson has been involved on the boards of the PGE Foundation, the Collins Foundation, Oregon Historical Society (OHS), Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, The Library Foundation and the Chalkboard Project. He is the current board president of OHS.


* Joe Krumm is the director of community and government relations for the North Clackamas School District, and oversees communications in many forms - community partnerships, family support, outreach to diverse communities, interpretation, translation, volunteerism and lobbying. He is also a musician.


Continuing RACC Board members include: Alan Alexander III, Jesse Beason, Jay Clemens, Kira Higgs, Karen Karbo, Pamela Knowles, Peg Malloy, Josie Mendoza, Jim Neill, Bonita Oswald, Brian Rice, Jan Robertson, Tad Savinar, and Lina Garcia Seabold.


After serving six years on the RACC Board, including four years as treasurer, Claudia Burnett retires from the RACC Board this month.


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Mary Bauer


Communications Associate


Regional Arts & Culture Council


108 NW 9th Avenue, #300


Portland, OR 97209




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