FCAT elects new board, honors volunteers
A nine-member board of directors was recently elected at the annual meeting of Foothills Community Access Television.
Four directors were re-elected: Patty Kenton, Gary Peterson, Susan Rogers and Terry Shields. Five new directors were also elected: Tracy Corris, Michael C. McGahan, Dick Mentzer, Barry Strejcek and Adam Szwarc.
Honored as FCAT Volunteers of the Year for outstanding service to the organization and the community were John Church and Gary Peterson.
Former board President Marianne Slade-Troutman received flowers and a special award of recognition for her service to FCAT, including the formation of a community advisory board and leadership in fund raising.
The first meeting of the new board followed the annual members’ meeting.
Newly elected officers were Gary Peterson, president; Susan Rogers, vice-president; Patty Kenton, treasurer; and Dick Mentzer, corporate secretary.
Mentzer also was appointed chairman of the new fund-raising committee. Committee members are Corris, afternoon anchor and reporter for KNCO-AM radio; McGahan, a former executive producer for the American Broadcasting Co. and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.; Mentzer, a veteran of 30 years in corporate communications positions; Strejcek, who spent 23 years with the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Szwarc, a veteran of the video industry who helped launch FCAT; Kenton, a certified public accountant and former treasurer of FCAT; Peterson, an independent-living specialist with FREED; Rogers, a 25-year veteran of the marketing communications and public relations fields; and Shields, a Nevada City native taking technology courses at Stanford University.
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