Chick Heithaus – Ambassadors Council Chair, Program Committee Co-Chair – Retired vice president for international sales, distribution and service support systems for Lincoln Foodservice Products and Grindmaster Corporation. Chairman of SCORE Naples. President of the board of trustees for Public Radio of Northern Indiana. Board member and Vice-President – Development and Strategic Planning for Kentucky Opera.
Vice President/Treasurer/Past President/Finance Committee Chair
Steve Kutler – Board Liason: Ambassadors Council and Friends of CAPA; Co-chair Program Committee — Texaco V.P. Worldwide Advertising and Sales Promotion (included Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, Great Performances on PBS, Texaco’s Rising Stars Program, and Caramoor Center for the Performing Arts Advisor). Former NYC Board of Directors Arts & Business Council, past Board Member Naples Philharmonic League, member Naples Philharmonic Choir and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Choir.
Dwight Richardson – Chair, Governance, Development and Performing Arts Group Advisory Committees — University of Missouri, AB degree in Personnel Psychology. Management positions for AT&T for 31 years, while earning an MBA degree from Pace University. Musician with Naples Concert Band, Naples Orchestra and Chorus, Naples Paradise Quintet; Bonita Springs Concert Band, Edison College Band and Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony, and Charlotte Symphony (Punta Gorda). Past: President Naples Concert Band; member Collier County Planning Commission, 2002-05; Secretary Naples Music Club.
Vice President, Marketing and IT
Susan Gibbons – Chair, Marketing and IT Committee — Retired from IBM, as Global Program Director, responsible for business partnerships with the largest US and international companies. Managed the international teams that executed computer-based simulcasts, marketing and communications plans, press relations and IBM product announcement rollouts. Moving to the US from Switzerland, she lived for twenty years in Manhattan where she was a supporter of Lincoln Center, the Met, ballet and especially Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Bill Drackett – Co-Chair, Design and Construction Committee — Currently serves as President of Drackett-Ott Enterprises of Naples and Estero, Drackett Construction Group, Talon Development, Turnleaf Property Management and Diamond D Investments. Community activities: President of Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, supporting arts and education; former board member of Windstar On Naples Bay, co-chair St. Thomas Episcopal Church fundraising campaign and member of St. Thomas Vestry.
Charlane King – Chair, Events Committee — Retired owner and operator of a pack-and-ship businesses for 17 years in Burlington and Lexington, MA; former Communications Director for Home Goods, division of TJX Corporation; served as a board member of Burlington Business Round Table and was Chairperson of Burlington, MA, Food Pantry. Recipient of 2013 CAPA Outstanding Service Award.
Kevin Carmichael MS JD LLM CPA – Finance and Operations Committee; Partner with the Naples office of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes. Taught Business Law and Cost Accounting at FGCU; Adjunct Law Professor of tax law at Ave Maria Law School. Member: Florida and Pennsylvania Bars; Florida Bar Association Tax Section. Masters Degree in Accounting, Juris Doctor Degree, and Master of Law Degree in Taxation. Founding member and Board President, Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, FL.
Margret Chevalier – Clay sculptor, Margret Chevalier grew up in the beautiful mountains of
Austria. After completingher education in fashion and textiles, her keen interest in languages and a desire to see the world got the better of her: she found herself in Montreal where she met and married her husband, Sylvain, whose international banking career took them to many places, most notably Panama and Grand Cayman.
Avid sailors, they had many opportunities to explore remote islands and dive in pristine waters, hence Margret’s many sculpted vessels and murals reflect her interpretation of the varied shapes and flowing forms found above and under water.
After settling in Miami, Margret’s love for clay and art came together at the Ceramic League of Miami where she attended many workshops given by icons such as Robin Hopper. Sylvie Granatelli, Aflredo Ratinoff and more. Margret participated in the South Miami Art Show, the annual Fairchild Garden Shows; exhibited at the historic Merrick House and was the sole clay artist juried to show at The von Liebig Art Center Art Encounter 2008.
Margret and Sylvain are now residing in Naples. Family, travel, music and the arts are keeping their lives full and exciting.
Suzette Fernandes – Chair, Development Committee – Suzette Fernandes, a long-time CAPA supporter and now retired IBM Project Director, was responsible for customer relationships, service excellence and delivery, and business growth and innovation for large multi-national corporations in IBM’s Retail and Industrial sector.
Graduated from Manhattan College with her degree in Accounting and an MBA from Pace University, she lived in Bedford Hills, NY before making Naples, Florida home in 2013. She is a member of Friends of the Arts and Friends of the Library.
Mark Goebel – A year-round resident of Naples, has had a presence here for more than forty years. He retired as a managing director of Accenture in 2006 when he was COO of its financial services practice in North America and Asia Pacific, a $1 billion business unit with clients including some of the largest banks and insurance companies in America, dot-com startups, the top four banks in China and all of Accenture’s financial service practice in the Pacific Rim. Mark was also a leader in the company’s highly successful effort to develop more minority executives.
Since then, before co-founding his latest successful venture with his family, the Naples Best Addresses Team at Coldwell Banker, he served as VP Habitat for Humanity Collier County, guest lecturer to the Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University, Emergency Shelter Manager for the Red Cross, Vestry Member Trinity by The Cove Church, Treasurer Naples Botanical Garden and a variety of other non-profit efforts in Collier County.
He graduated in the top 10% of his class at the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business earning an MBA in finance. He also holds a BA from DePauw University and attended the United States Air Force Academy attaining the rank of upper classman and completing Airborne training at Fort Benning and the Air Force survival school in Colorado.
Richard Tooke – Development Committee / Events Committee
Retired Director, Department of Rights and Reproductions at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Member: Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art where, as President, he spearheaded the Museum’s “Have a Seat” and “Incognito” events. Founded Young Professionals Evenings and is a DanceMaker at the Philharmonic. An avid art collector, he supports many local artists. Recipient of 2012 United Arts Council Stars in the Arts.
Gregg Zavodny – Co-Chair, Program Committee – Gregg first encountered classical music on a field trip, as a third grader, to Severance Hall in Cleveland. That experience laid the foundation for a lifetime of appreciation and support for musical performance.
He generously offers his home for housing visiting musicians to The Violin Shop and The Grand Piano Series – programs he also supports both financially and with dependable attendance. He has been regularly involved with the summer programs of the Chautaugua Institution since 2012. He has been a patron of Artis-Naples for six years.
Gregg was an air traffic controller at the Federal Aviation Administration, Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center, guiding air traffic to a safe conclusion for 26 years.