Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington recently announced five new members of its board of trustees.
"This incredible group will be bringing their range of knowledge, from global to regional, and experience along with a keen love of art to work for CAM," according to a news release.
The new board members are as follows, with descriptions as provided by the CAM release:
Barbara "Bobbi" Fitzsimmons is a lifelong educator and has degrees from Old Dominion University and the University of Southern California. Her work has been as varied as teaching preschool in Naples, Italy, to creating a graduate program for the Overseas Federation of Teachers in Wiesbaden, Germany, and from serving as director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, to teaching at several colleges and universities. She has also been an educational consultant, working on systemic projects for the ministries of education in Pakistan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
She has made Wilmington her home since 2013 but continues teaching and traveling for The Advocacy Project, a small NGO serving marginalized populations of the Global South, most recently in several African countries. She is a member of the AP Board of Directors and their coordinator for all quilting projects. Fitzsimmons is also highly vested in the Cameron Art Museum, having served as a docent and children’s programs volunteer since 2018. In 2021 she brought these two organizations together with the COVID Quilt Exhibition at the CAM.
Robert Hickman is founder and president of MedReach LLC, a clinical research consulting firm. Hickman, a Raleigh native, graduated from Elon University, where he developed a keen interest in theatre and visual arts. Upon graduation, Hickman moved to Boston with access to world-class art museums, symphony, ballet and theater performances. His career brought him to Wilmington, where for 22 years he has enjoyed, appreciated and fostered its art scene. He is currently an active member on the CAM Compass committee and recently served on the 60th anniversary gala committee.
Kathy Lindenmayer serves as director of development for Memphis Music Initiative, a Black-led and -serving creative youth development and intermediary funding organization serving Memphis and the Mid-South. Her previous positions include director of development and partnerships at SMU DataArts, the national clearinghouse for arts and culture data collection and research, and director of development and membership at Grantmakers in the Arts, where during her tenure annual contributed income grew by over 50%. Lindenmayer was recently board co-chair of Support The Port Inc. and previously served on the board of Spectrum Dance Theater.
Jeffrey Schrager is founder and managing partner of Schrager Capital Management. He has 35 years of experience as a securities analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to founding Schrager Capital Management, Schrager worked as an investment analyst at Gotham Capital and as an investment banker for Bear Stearns in New York. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business and did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. Schrager currently serves as president of the Jeffrey Schrager and Anne York Family Foundation, as vice president of Pie Lab Wilmington and as vice president of the Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, the Jewish Federation of Omaha, Temple Israel of Omaha and the Institute for Holocaust Education. Schrager and his wife, Anne York, live in Wrightsville Beach. They have four children, ages 36 to 26. They dedicate their community service and philanthropic work to improving educational opportunities for underserved youth, fighting bigotry and antisemitism, promoting food self-sufficiency and supporting the arts.
Katharine Efird Sullivan is a native of Wilmington. She is married to Steve Sullivan, a transplant from San Francisco, and they are the parents of two adult children. Sullivan is a graduate of Hollins University, with a degree in art history, and has a culinary arts degree from the California Culinary Academy. She has served on the board of trustees of Cape Fear Academy and The Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s Circle of Friends. She was a co-owner of The Salt Shaker Bookstore and Café, where she served in a variety of capacities, including as the creator of the Tabletalk Café in the bookstore.
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