The Naples Orchestra & Chorus Board of Directors as of April 13, 2013
New Board of Director Officer
Following the board member elections at our April 13, 2013 Annual Meeting, the new NOC Board of
Chris Davies, Attorney
Jackie Fritsch, Capital Bank
Paul Marinelli, Capital Bank
At the April 16, board of directors meeting NOC’s board elected the following officers:
President – Anne Wilson
Vice President – Kelly Parker
Treasurer – Jan Deswik
Secretary – Chris Davies
In addition, NOC’s Executive Committee consists of the officers and one additional board member.
Board member Bill Mears has joined the Executive Committee.
NOC Board of Directors Elections
The following people are nominated to the Naples Orchestra & Chorus Board of Directors for a two year term.
VP & Branch Manager
Paul J. Marinelli, CFA
Bank officers will share one seat on the board.
David Pendergast Ph.D., is a self-employed real estateinvestor in the Naples, FL market. He spent the early years of his career as a professor of interdisciplinary social science and adult learning at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA. He has specific expertise in personal communications, group dynamics and organization development. He moved from education to privateindustry asa management and organization development consultant to the nuclear power industry where he was employed by Management Analysis Company (MAC) San Diego, CA and Detroit Edison, Detroit, MI.
His Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University in Interdisciplinary Social Science and Education. His M.H.R.D. is from the University of California, San Diego, in Organization Development. Rounding out his education are an MA fromThe Ohio State University, Social Studies Education (Geography) and a BS from The Ohio State University, Economics.
David has been a member of the Chorus from the beginning of I Musici Di Napoli under the direction of Ralph Stewart.
I grew up with music. My mother played the piano, my older sister the cello and I the violin. Sometimes I tagged along with my sister when she played in our local community orchestra. My youthful musical high points were attending the Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan and being accepted in the All New York State High School Orchestra.
My high school years were abbreviated when I was accepted, at the age of 16, as a student at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. I attended St. John’s for 2 years, graduating 9 or 10 years later with a BA, followed by a MA from Brooklyn College in New York. I worked as a teacher for over 18 years, first in the NYC school system and then at the McDonogh School in Baltimore, MD.
I left field of education to join my husband in his final career as a yacht broker. We started our own firm where I worked as a boat salesman and as the business manager. We retired in the fall of 1987 and moved to Europe buying and living on a canal boat in The Netherlands, Belgium, and France for almost 5 years. We sold the boat and moved to Naples in 1992 to care for my mother.
I joined The Naples Orchestra in 1996 as a violinist and later resumed my violin studies with Eric Berg. Four years ago I took up the viola and I now play the viola in the orchestra. I served as orchestra librarian for numerous years and have served on the Board for many years, 4 as President.
I teach Bridge at The Bridge Deck Club of Naples and play Bridge – when I have the time.
Marcia is returning to the board after a brief respite.
Treasurer, Naples Orchestra & Chorus
Former IRS Agent and currently an Enrolled Agent. CEO of Allia & Associates, d/b/a Tax Mistress specializing in Income Tax Preparation, Consulting, and IRS Representation. Awarded Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and named “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Gulfshore Life Magazine for two years. She has performed volunteer work for Big Brother/Big Sister of Collier County and Shelter for Abused Women in Naples. Served on the Board of Directors of Bayshore CAPA, Naples, FL, condo associations in Naples, FL; New Hope, PA; and Cape May, NJ. Past performing cellist in The Naples Orchestra & Chorus and New Horizons Band in Bonita Springs and Naples
- Current board member
Music experience – member of NOC for four years; chorus baritone; member of the Board for two years; founder and director of Canterbury Players and Canterbury Community Chorus; full time Naples resident.
Business experience – career in General Electric Company and as independent entrepreneur.
- Town Auditor – Canterbury, NH
- Member – Shaker Regional School Board
- President – Clipper Cove Homeowners Association
- Member – Bayshore/Gateway CRA Advisory Board
- Member & Secretary – Windstar Club
- Member & Secretary – Windstar Master Association
- Current Board member and President
Anne Wilson is a retired financial services marketing and advertising executive with deep marketing expertise. She retired in 2007 from Bodden Partners, Inc. an advertising agency based in New York City. Anne had P&L responsibility for her agency’s largest account, with a revenue stream of $20 million. She managed a staff of 35 account, creative and production professionals.
Anne possess hands-on expertise in all aspects of marketing and advertising from strategic planning to regression models and market segmentation with everything in between including account management, new product development, market research, direct response marketing (mail, telephone, TV, radio, web and e-marketing) and creative strategy direction.
Prior to joining Bodden Partners, Inc. Anne worked for three insurance companies in marketing and operations positions. For the nine years immediately preceding Bodden Partners, she worked for Prudential Insurance Company of America. Her last position there was VP, Strategic Initiatives in which she developed both national and international marketing programs.
Anne is married and lives with her husband Bob and their Australian Shepherd Abbey, in Bonita Springs, FL and Matawan, NJ. She has been a member of both the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and NOC for three years. In addition to playing viola, Anne is an avid reader, news junkie, former marathon runner and Mah Jongg player. For FY 2010-2011 Anne served as Recording Secretary and is a member of the Development Team.
Current Board Members:
completing the 2nd year of their two year term
Dorothy and her husband, Richard, have spent winters in Naples since 2000, and are Florida residents. They spend summers in Northern Minnesota
Dorothy worked in non-profit management for many years. She retired in 1999 from a job as Executive Director of Minnesota State Horticultural Society, a 20,000-member organization which publishes the Northern Gardener magazine. The business relies on volunteer involvement for outreach, program and fundraising efforts. Previous non-profit experience was in property management. She has also held management and administrative positions in the floral industry and other businesses.
Her life has always included many hobbies and volunteer activities. With her main passion of gardening, she has long-time links with Minnesota’s garden clubs and has been a University of Minnesota Master Gardener for over 30 years. She has had leadership roles in planning and developing small and large public landscape spaces throughout Minnesota. As their 3 sons grew up, the family members were involved with several church, school and youth organizations, and they continue to be active in community groups.
After years of holiday caroling, home sing-alongs, karoake and church choirs, she began singing with NOC in 2006. She is also a member of St. Agnes Church choir in Naples, and sings at St. Christopher’s Church at Nisswa, MN, in summer.
One reason Johnson’s chose Naples for their winter residence was the wonderful music available here. Dorothy has been a fan of NOC for many years and happily encourages friends and relatives to enjoy our concerts. She hopes to use her previous experiences to benefit NOC as the group meets current challenges and plans for the future.
Cynthia (Cindy) Swinarski - Secretary
Graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, IL, with a B.S. in journalism
Newspaper writer for the Peoria Journal Star for three years.
Stay-at-home mom for 10 years, while serving as a community volunteer in Peoria. Was president of the Peoria Symphony Guild from 1972-74.
Became manager (executive director) of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in 1974 and served in that position until 1992.
Duties included: fundraising, promotion, ticket sales, financial reports, musician’s payroll, grant writing, helping to supervise stage crew, taking care of needs of visiting soloists, contracting soloists and performance venues.
After retiring from the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, moved with husband to Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Owned and operated Nick’s Super Valu (a grocery store) for ten years.
In Sturgeon Bay, served as volunteer for:
- Sturgeon Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau (planning and assisting with events and festivals).
- Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club, served as secretary of the board for five years.
- Door Concerts, Inc. – served on board of directors for 16 years and as president for three years until moving to Naples in 2010.
- Door Concerts, Inc. brings soloists and ensembles to Sturgeon Bay during the off season, September – May.
Clint Holland’s career as a Mechanical Engineer included positions as design and development engineer, manufacturing engineer and manufacturing manager, VP manufacturing, general manager, and for 7 years before retiring in 2008, was on the engineering faculty of Northeastern University, Boston as a co-op coordinator for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students. This involved teaching (preparing students for co-op work in industry – e.g., resume writing, interviewing skills and workplace responsibility) as well as creating and maintaining relationships with co-op companies.
Musically, he began playing the trumpet in Junior High, and played through high school and the 1st year of college. Then there was a 25 year lapse as education, career and family priorities prevailed. He then studied with several professionals in Boston and played for about 6 years, before work demands as a general manager created another interruption. After returning to Boston in 2001, he continued his trumpet lessons, and played in The Cambridge (MA) Symphony Orchestra (a community orchestra much like NOC) and also in the Harvard University Summer Pops Band.
He appreciates the opportunity to play in the Naples Orchestra and Chorus, and feels his performance abilities are continually improving by playing challenging music with so many accomplished musicians.