New chair Diane
E. Gauthier (see photograph), on the Arts Council board of directors
for four years, has been senior account executive with the Key West Citizen and Free
Presses since 1994. She
is a lifelong advocate for the arts.
Ms. Gauthier is president of the Coppitt-Johnsonville Community
Association and sits on the board of the Florida Keys Cancer Foundation.
She is a member of the Key West Womanís Club and the Key West
Attractions Association. Previously
she was program manager and director on the
, and she directed the Muskegon Community College Business Development
Center. Ms. Gauthier lives
on Big Coppitt Key.
New vice chair Bill
Shaw has been a resident of
for over twelve years. He is
vice chair and former secretary/treasurer of the Monroe County Mosquito
Control Board. Mr. Shaw has
served the aviation industry both as president of the Aviation Personnel
Association and as a pilot (he flew Mosquito Controlís DC-3 aircraft
beginning in 1988). Mr. Shaw
completed his formal education in
, where he studied chemistry and business.
He has been a strong supporter of the arts and of arts education
Host of Countyline,
a biweekly county issues television talk show on AT&T Channel
19, new secretary June Girard
has served as executive director of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce,
columnist for the Key West
Observer and the Island
Navigator, and president
of the Monroe County League of Women Voters, the Tennessee Williams Fine
Arts Center Founders Society, and the Red Barn Theatre Band of Angels.
She chairs the
district board and sits on the board of
. She coordinates the Arts
Councilís Art in the Hospital
program at LKMC. Ms. Girard
lives on Sugarloaf Key.
David Zirilli, a
resident since 1996, holds bachelorís and masterís degrees in
accounting. After achieving
his CPA at age twenty-three, he entered public practice in auditing as
well as corporate and individual taxation.
He gained experience as a senior auditor and has taught as an
adjunct professor of accounting. Since
branch of the family CPA firm, he has served as treasurer of Citizens
for Island Government, Key Largo Community Council, and the regional
American Youth Soccer Organization.
Mr. Zirilli is a Rotarian and sits on the board of Keys Academy
of Marine Science. He is an
resident since 1998, new board member and former advisory board member Anne
Sunkel was recently appointed by Commissioner Charles ďSonnyĒ
McCoy to the
in Public Places Committee. She
coordinates the Arts Councilís public-art program at
and the annual Mayorís Cocktail Reception arts fundraiser.
In summer 2001 Ms. Sunkel was named a SweetArt of the
in her native city of
, where for many years she was active in major arts organizations.
New board member and former advisory board member
Roger Westerlund moved to
New York City
in 1997. He serves on the
advisory boards of the Key West Symphony Orchestra, Impromptu Concerts,
and the Red Barn Theatre. He
is an active volunteer with these organizations as well as with the
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center Founders Society and the Key West
Film Society, and he is a member of the Theater Network.
Mr. Westerlund is the Arts Councilís cultural liaison.
Newly elected to the Arts Councilís advisory
board, born Key Wester Marcia
Somersall is active in the Keys Chorale, the Key West Womanís
Club, the Tour Business Ordinance Study Committee, and St. Maryís Soup
Kitchen. She sits on the
board of the Bahama Village Business Association.
Ms. Somersall earned her business degree at the City University
of New York and attended