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Racine Art Museum Association (RAMA) Announces New Board Members and Officers

Racine, WI May 24, 2019

By - May 24th, 2019 03:39 pm

The Racine Art Museum Association (RAMA) Annual Member’s Meeting was held on May 21, 2019, at the Racine Art Museum. The membership elected a slate of new candidates for the museum’s Board of Directors for initial three-year terms and returning Board Members for second three-year terms.

Elected for an initial three-year term:
Clair Holland: Business Development Director, BI Worldwide
Laura Maaske: Medical Illustrator Freelance, Medimagery
Eric Meier: Operations Manager, Metalworld, Inc.
Loretta Olson: Owner, Express Employment Pros
Janet Pobar: Financial Advisor, Randall & Pobar, LLC
James Walker: Lead, Development Engineering Packaging, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Denise Wilcox: Vice President, Human Resources, Twin Disc, Inc.

Elected for a second three-year term:
Greg Anderegg: Retired Director of Global Community Affairs, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Camela Langendorf: Owner/Photographer, Varitay Studios
Gerald Ptacek: Retired Judge, Racine County Circuit Court

At this same meeting, retiring Board Members were honored for their years of service.

Retired Board Members:
Richard Ruffo
Elizabeth Shaw
Janna Waldeck

In addition, the RAMA Board of Directors elected the following officers for the coming year at a separate session following the Annual Meeting.

President: Kara Lakatos – Manager, Learning & Development-Operational Excellence, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Vice President: Neil Staeck – Business Development Officer, Educators Credit Union
Treasurer: Ben Flegel – President, Reliance Controls Corporation
Secretary: Debby Ganaway – Retired, Arts Advocate, Volunteer Leader

RAMA provides operations and programming for both the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts and Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture, and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent-led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $7 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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