Bill Drackett - Chair, VPAC/CAPA Design and Construction Committee
President of The Drackett Group, TurnLeaf Property Management, and Drackett-Ott Enterprises of Naples and Cincinnati, Ohio; President of Diamond D. Investments and Talon Development; Community activities include Chairman of Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation; Board Member of Lakeside Chautauqua Association; Co-Chair of Lakeside Chautauqua Capital Campaign, Lakeside, Ohio; Former Board Member of Windstar on Naples Bay Club; Past Member of the Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church Grants Commission; Co-chair St. Thomas Episcopal Church Capital Campaign; Former Vestry Member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio; Former President of Terrace Park Recreation Commission, Terrace Park, Ohio
Vice President, Marketing
Susan Gibbons – Chair, Marketing Committee
Retired IBM, Global Program Director, USA and international companies’ business partnerships; Managed international teams executing computer-based simulcasts, marketing and communications plans; Press relations IBM product announcements; Relocated from Switzerland to USA; twenty years in Manhattan, supported Lincoln Center, Met, Ballet and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Dr. J. David Watson – Chair, Development Committee
Music composer and theorist by training, performing arts department chair and conductor in a new music series; directed four musicals at Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He is a veteran of thirty years in independent school education. John was Head of School for fifteen years at West Nottingham Academy in Maryland, founded in 1744, and Seacrest Country Day School in Naples. He is an independent school consultant with Educational Directions, Inc. of Portsmouth Rhode Island, and through his own firm, Marco Educational Consulting, LLC
Suzette Fernandes – Chair, Budget & Finance Committee
Manhattan College, Accounting Degree; Pace University, MBA. Retired IBM Project Director, Retail and Industrial Sector, customer relationships, service excellence and delivery, business growth and innovation. Member Friends of the Arts and Friends of the Library.
Margret Chevalier – Co-chair Visual Arts Committee
Education-fashion and textiles. Clay sculptor, Ceramic League of Miami; workshops Robin Hopper, Sylvie Granatelli, Alfredo Ratinoff; South Miami Art Show; Fairfield Garden Shows; Historic Merrick House; von Liebig Art Center Art Encounter.
John C. Goede – Counsel, Governance Committee
University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., University of Florida, B.S. Founding shareholder Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest Cross, full-service law firm. Represents developer clients and major financial institutions. Extensive experience with contract and lease drafting, title examination and title insurance. In addition to the CAPA Ambassadors Council, his community-focused involvements have included: Naples International Film Festival; Haven on Earth Animal Shelter; and Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services.
Dwight Richardson – Chair, Governance Committee, Liaison Performing Arts Groups
United States Marine Corps/Korea. University of Missouri, AB Personnel Psychology; Pace University, MBA. Retired AT&T Director. Musician: Naples Concert Band; Naples Orchestra and Chorus; Gulf Coast Symphony; Charlotte Symphony (Punta Gorda); Bonita Springs Concert [Band. President Naples Concert Band; Collier County Planning Commission, 2002-05; Secretary Naples Music Club.
Gregg Zavodny – Chair, Program Committee
Retired Air Controller, FAA, Cleveland Air Route Traffic Controller. Summer programs Chautauqua; Patron of Artis–Naples; Visiting musicians housing and financial support to Violin Shop, The Grand Piano Series.
Chick Heithaus – Past President
Richard Tooke – Visual Arts
U.S. Army. University of Florida, summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi, Columbia University, MFA. Prudential Insurance Company, commercial artist; Museum of Modern Art, Director Department of Rights and Reproductions, Photographic Archives, Laboratories and studios; Naples Museum of Art, member, Friends of Art, President, organized Museum’s “Have a Seat” and “Incognito” events. Philharmonic, Founded Young Professional Evenings, DanceMaker. United Arts Council’s Stars in The Arts honors.