RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Arts Center (RAC) welcomed 5 new members to its board of directors as outgoing board President Eileen Neiman officially handed over the president’s gavel to Jeff Taylor for the 2014-16 term.
Joining the board are Rye residents Tracey Carter, Fiona Dogan, Jennifer Howard, Suzanna Keith and Rob Weber. Carter is an active member of the RAC Gallery Committee and hosted the opening reception for Edge of the Seat. She was instrumental in the success of RAC’s 2013-14 events including Painters On Location and the Sitting Pretty Gala.
Dogan is a full-time professional real estate expert for Julia B. Fee/Sotheby’s International Realty. A graduate of University of St. Andrews in Scotland, she has lived in London, Germany, Brooklyn Heights and Michigan. She is actively involved in numerous community groups including school PTOs, RCSD Strategic Planning Committee, Children’s Philanthropy section of the Women’s Club of Rye, the Rye YMCA, Rye Recreation, Rye Free Reading Room and Rye Historical Society.
Howard, owner and principal designer at JWH Design & Cabinetry, joins the RAC to assist with its five-year strategic plan as well as current renovation projects Howard has been designing residential and commercial spaces for almost 20 years. She is involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Rye Y, Carver Center and Sole Ryeders. Keith, account director at Crisp Media, is an experienced marketing professional whose expertise includes researching consumer insights and building on these insights to drive long-term strategic direction in all aspects of brand management. Keith recently served as Brand Manager for Mitchum AP at Revlon in New York City. Weber has been a career investment banker and is currently a managing director at BMO Capital Markets. Weber is actively engaged in the community, including as a coach for Rye Youth lacrosse and soccer and other volunteer programs.
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