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New members join CAC board of directors

CAC anniversary logoTwo new members have been appointed to the Community Arts Center Board of Directors during the downtown facility’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Robert P. Walker and Nicole Nardi, both of Williamsport, were recently added to the 12-member governing board, which will oversee implementation of a new Strategic Plan that will take the organization through 2019-22.

“The function of the board is to ensure that programming and operations at the Community Arts Center maintain the highest standards that have marked the CAC for the past quarter-century,” board chairman William J. Martin said. “Mr. Walker and Ms. Nardi are splendid additions to the board.”

Robert P. Walker and Nicole Nardi have been named to the Community Arts Center Board of Directors.Walker, a native of Athens, holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Albright College and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. He began work at GTE Sylvania in 1972 at Towanda and transferred to the Williamsport area in 1978. He has held numerous management positions with the company, and, with two colleagues, went on to establish Primus Technologies Corp in 1993. He was appointed vice president/general manager and remained in that position until his retirement in 2015.

He serves several community organizations, including Hope Enterprises, First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, Lycoming Foundation, IMC and the SEDA-Council of Government loan committee.

“I am excited to serve on the CAC governing board,” Walker said. “My wife and I have been members of CAC since 1995 and have attended many performances. I look forward to being closer to the organization on another level. The programs and performances have all been at a superior level and hope I can be a part of continuing this fine record.”

Nardi is also delighted to join the CAC Board of Directors, stating that passion for the performing arts aligns perfectly with the appointment.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/theater from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s in nursing from Lycoming College. She has been employed by UPMC Susquehanna for 23 years and serves as director of medical staff recruitment and relations for seven hospitals in the north-central Pennsylvania region. She has served on a variety of health care recruitment boards, as well as the Leadership Lycoming Operating Board.

The CAC is assembling its roster of artists for the 2019-20 season, along with a number of family and community events in the coming year.

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