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Arts Council Napa Valley Welcomes Six New Directors to Board

ACNV expands board to further Arts Council Napa Valley's mission to Unite, Support, and Enhance Napa County’s Arts & Culture

Arts Council Napa Valley is pleased to announce the election of six new members to its board of directors. This diverse group of professionals were elected at the annual 2016 board meeting in late June.

The following are now directors of the board:

  • Christopher DeNatale, Foundation Director, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
  • Richard Hall, Chief Financial Officer, Lede Family Wines
  • Robert Parker, Vice President of Administrative Services, Napa Valley College
  • Nicole Rosenstiel, Marketing & Creative Manager, Boisset Family Estates
  • Brad Wagenknecht, District 1 Supervisor, County of Napa
  • Cathi Wastal, Wine Country Marketing Manager at 7×7.com and Sales & Marketing at Very Napa Valley

New board directors are elected by a majority vote of the seated members through either a self-nomination or invitation of ACNV’s Board Development Committee.

“We are very pleased to welcome this experienced and passionate group of community leaders to the team,” said Shelly Hanan, current ACNV Chair. “Each person brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and talent to the organization. The Arts Council has been working hard to empower and lead our arts community. I believe this new group of Directors will be a welcome addition to the advancement of our vision. I look forward to working together as we cultivate access for creativity and cultural experiences for everyone in our community.”

With the onboarding of this new group, ACNV also says goodbye to four directors  whose terms concluded in the 2016 fiscal year, including: Mark Joseph of American Canyon (former Treasurer), Vincent Xeus of Yountville, and Azalea Aguilar and Kim Powers of Napa. Under these community leaders voluntary service, ACNV stewarded the completion of the NVUSD Arts Education Master plan and was awarded the national Americans for the Arts Destination Marketing Analysts International ‘Arts Marketing Award’ for Napa Valley Arts in April in 2015.

Already serving on the ACNV board of directors are Shelly Hanan (Chair), Photographer; Carlene Moore (Immediate Past Chair), CEO Napa County Fair in Calistoga; Mechele Manno (Treasurer), Interim Associate Dean at Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena; Hugo Corro (Secretary), Director, Boys & Girls Club in American Canyon; Angela Hoxsey, owner, House in Order organizational services; Omar Peña, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Nelson Staffing, Napa; Steven Rea, CEO, The Reserve Group, Napa; Judd Wallenbrock, CEO & Managing Director, The Good Life Wine Collective.