HCAC elects new members

The Haywood County Arts Council has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members, who will serve three-year terms, are Stephen Curry, Scott Parmele and Clara Schulte.

• Stephen Curry, a retired professor of mathematics and computer science, has a long history of involvement with arts-centered organizations. He served on the board of Magic City Actors’ Theater in Birmingham, Alabama, and coordinated arts programs for Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Curry is experienced in strategic planning, grant writing, network design, accounting and statistical analysis.

• Scott Parmele brings a depth of management expertise to the council’s board. He was a longtime business owner, and served on the board of directors of Indiana’s Prairie Arts Council. His experience embraces communications, business operations and processes, finance, fundraising, marketing and public relations. With his wife Deb, Parmele has spearheaded HCAC’s 2016-2017 volunteer initiative. 

• Clara Schulte is Coordinator of Creative Arts at Haywood Community College. She serves on the Arts Council’s Regional Artist Project Grant and Grassroots Arts Program panels. Schulte’s areas of concentration include community involvement, fundraising, marketing, operations, social media, special events, and strategic planning. She will work to strengthen HCAC’s relationship with Haywood Community College.

“We’re excited to have Stephen, Scott and Clara join our Board of Directors,” said Lindsey Solomon, HCAC executive director. “Their experience, energy and insights will help us continue to expand our programs and extend our community involvement during our 40th Anniversary year and beyond.” 

For more information, call 828.452.0593, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.haywoodarts.org.

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