National Museum of Wildlife Art elects new chair

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Dick Beck was elected as the new chair of the board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Beck’s involvement with the museum began 20 years ago when he became a member of the museum in 1999. He later joined the board in 2016, and has also chaired many committees.

Since 1999, Beck has served as a member of the board of directors of Polar Bears International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of polar bears. He’s also been a member of the board of PAWS of Jackson Hole since 2017.

“I’m honored to be elected as the new chairman of the board at the museum, and look forward to being part of the team of committed trustees and dedicated staff. The museum is a landmark in our county and offers all of us the cultural opportunity to appreciate art that reflects so much of our local environment, to learn about great painters and sculptors, and to participate in educational programs that expand our knowledge of the important role of art in conservation and history. We have exciting exhibition plans for the next few years,” Beck said.

The new officers for the 2019-20 board term are: Dick Beck, Chairman; Laurent Roux, Vice Chairman; Nada Jain, Treasurer; Lindy Sayers, Secretary. Jan Benz has rejoined the board, and Bob Hummel, Debbie Petersen, and Dick O’Leary have been made emeritus trustees.

The original headline of this article has been changed for clarity and accuracy. “The headline in Buckrail on September 9th of a “shakeup” misrepresents the orderly process of board officer succession at The National Museum of Wildlife Art,” said Chairman Dick Beck. “The position of Chair is a two-year term and the Vice-Chair is then elected by the board to succeed the current chair. Scott Kirkpatrick’s term as Chair ended August 16, 2019.”

 

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