Bravo! welcomes new members to board of trustees |

Bravo! welcomes new members to board of trustees

Daily Staff Report

VAIIL – Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival welcomes new members to the board of trustees, individuals who will assist in planning the festival’s 19th season. The Bravo! festival has named Jeanne Gustafson, Honey Kurtz and Dick Liebhaber, re-elected John Galvin, Alan Kosloff, Rod Slifer, Phil Smiley and Doug Tansill to another term on the board of trustees and appointed Betsy Hendrickson and Dan Godec to the advisory board. New officers have also been elected for 2006, with Steve Pope as chairman, Doug Tansill as vice chairman, Alan Kosloff as treasurer and Barbara Treat as secretary. “Bravo! is honored to welcome these outstanding new board and advisory members, all of whom bring their individual talents to the festival,” said Executive Director John Giovando. “These new additions, along with the leadership of the new chairperson Steve Pope complete a remarkable team.” Kathleen Eck’s term as chairperson of the board of trustees ended Sept. 30. During her term as chairwoman, Eck’s greatest contribution was bringing the festival to a new level of corporate governance. Although nonprofits are not required to be in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Eck was instrumental in bringing the Bravo! festival into compliance. As new Chairman of the Board, Pope brings business expertise and community leadership to the Bravo! festival. Pope is general manager of Colorado Mountain News Media, publisher of the Vail Daily and holds leadership positions with many community organizations.Gustafson and her husband, Jim, moved to Vail in 2000. She is retired from a career in investment and benefit consulting with companies such as Evaluation Associates, Peat Marwick, Bankers Trust Company and Hewitt Associates. Gustafson continues to serve in leadership positions for the Girl Scouts of the USA and the World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Kurtz serves as chairman of the board of Miller Felpax Corporation, a manufacturer of railroad supply parts based in Winona, Minn. She currently holds leadership positions with the National Advisory Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center, WNYC, New York Public Radio and Seeds of Peace. Kurtz and her late husband, Norman, have been great supporters of the New York Philharmonic in both New York and Vail. Liebhaber had a distinguished career including positions as IBM director of business development and policy, executive vice president and chief technology officer at MCI, managing director at Veronis, Suhler and Stevenson, member of the board at MCI and Qwest Communications, Inc. Liebhaber currently serves on a number of industry and technology development boards.Godec has been in the banking industry for 20 years and is currently President/CEO of Weststar Bank. Godec is involved in Habitat for Humanity, University of Colorado Business Advisory Group and Colorado Bankers Association. He has lived in Vail since 1989 with his wife and four children. Hendrickson is retired from Accenture, where she was an associate partner and head of business development for high tech and communication industries in Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and Latin America. Hendrickson is involved with the Literacy Project, Eagle Valley Horse Rescue and Equestrian Center of Las Campanas, Santa Fe.For 2006 program details, call 827-5700 or visit, Colorado

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