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
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.
Vice President, Treasurer
Steve Kutler – Past President, Chair Operations Committee.
Retired 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). NYC Board of Directors Arts & Business Council, Board Member Naples Philharmonic League, member Naples Philharmonic Chorus and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Choir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maestro William Noll – Design and Administration Performing Arts Facility
Experience in concert and opera performance and production at the Fox Theatre, Symphony Hall, and Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta. Production experience at the New York City Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, and Carnegie Hall, New York; Kennedy Center and Newton Theater in Washington, DC; and in China, Costa Rica, Italy, Belgium and Austria. His knowledge and experience in working at these great cultural facilities will assist in energizing the design and administration of the VPAC new performing arts center and its financial and artistic impact on our community and region.
Sunny Reuter – Design and Construction Committee
Managed the family’s Toronto piano business and has a keen interest in politics, urban planning and development. Relocated to Naples to shepherd Euro Pianos Naples following her father’s passing in 2011. Has transitioned business to a sustainable on-line custom and designer piano boutique. Well known locally by her support of southwest Florida musicians and arts organizations.
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
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.