Two new board members for the FL Museum

Keuka Park, NY – Finger Lakes Museum board president John Adamski announced that two new members have been elected to the organization’s board of trustees. The addition of Nancy Rees and Susan van der Stricht brings the current number of board members to 12.Rees, a retired Xerox senior vice president, currently coaches and speaks on practical approaches to leading organizations through change, and business process improvement. She also serves on the advisory board of Forte Capital Wealth Management and chairs the Garth Fagan Dance Company, an internationally renowned modern dance group.She is a founding board member of Moonshadow’s Spirit, a nonprofit organization benefiting people who are seeking treatment for eating disorders. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in computer science from Ball State University, and a management certificate from Smith College. Rees and her husband, Michael, live in Farmington and on Keuka Lake.Susan van der Stricht is a Pittsford and Canandaigua Lake resident and former paralegal who worked for three major law firms during her 28 year career. She is a graduate of Union College with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and she also attended the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.Van der Stricht is an outdoor enthusiast who serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy and the Genesee Country Museum and is active in conservation and preservation initiatives. She was recently involved in the transfer of title of the 7,000 acre Hemlock and Canadice Lake watershedsfrom the City of Rochester to the State of New York. The new HemlockCanadice State Forest will now be preserved in a foreverwild state, immunefrom development.Houston, TX, and Aurora, NY, entrepreneur, George Slocum, was elected to the board of trustees in October. Adamski said, “We are being veryselective in choosing our board members and as you can see, the talent pool is incredibly diversified. These are dedicated people who are resolved to seethe project succeed.”

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