Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Berkshire Museum’s Board of Trustees and staff are excited to welcome four new Trustees to our team. These accomplished individuals were elected to the Board on Monday, September 23, 2019. We are so grateful that they have chosen to volunteer their time and incredible talents to support and promote the Museum’s mission of bringing people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring educational connections among art, history, and natural science.

Additionally, the Museum is excited to announce that Ethan Klepetar, member of the Board since 2011 and Trustee Vice President since 2015, is stepping into the role of President, a position previously held by Elizabeth McGraw. A Trustee since 2008, McGraw will continue to serve on the Museum’s Board as Vice President alongside Trustee Vice President Melissa Scarafoni.

Listen to an interview with Ethan Klepetar here.

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Board of Trustees!

Dennis Egan is a partner at Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook, LLP in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. His law practice includes representation of individuals and businesses regarding business succession planning, corporate governance, institutional and private financing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate. Egan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Edward J. Madden Open Hearts Camp in Great Barrington and a Corporator of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires.

Evan Hickok is an art enthusiast, engineer, and program manager who has been with General Dynamics in Pittsfield since 2003. He has worked across the product lifecycle and is currently working on the human capital strategy to help businesses to grow in a sustainable way here in the Berkshires. Hickok has served as a steering committee member of Berkshire Young Professionals and the Berkshire Initiative for Growth and currently runs the robotics club at St. Agnes Academy in Dalton. He is a co-founder of OP Berkshires, an organization within General Dynamics charged with boosting the morale and engagement of Pittsfield employees through social and community connection.

Judy Rush is an experienced pre-K to grade 12 educator who has been working with Berkshire county students for nearly 20 years. As principal at Egremont Elementary School in Pittsfield, and now Pittsfield Public Schools’ Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Title I and Title IIA, Rush has led teams in curriculum development and organizational goal-setting, and worked to ensure that all students are given equitable opportunities within their schools. Rush holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Monmouth University and a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College.

Brian Tremblay is Managing Director and Partner at Berkshire Fairfield, a Pittsfield based insurance and financial services firm.  Prior to joining Berkshire Fairfield, Tremblay was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NBC News, and before that served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of NBC Universal. A 17-year veteran of General Electric, Tremblay held a variety of finance leadership positions within NBC Universal, GE Corporate Business Development, GE Energy, and GE Aerospace. He has volunteered his time extensively for non-profit organizations, including board roles as treasurer, finance committee chair, and trust chair. Tremblay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has completed executive management programs at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.