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THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES FOUR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS AS THEY CELEBRATE A DECADE OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 25, 2015

THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES FOUR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS AS THEY CELEBRATE A DECADE OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY!

The Woodlands, TX – Four new Woodlands Waterway Arts Council (WWAC) board members bring extensive experience and expertise to the growing non-profit organization that supports the visual and performing arts in Montgomery County. WWAC Council President Cindy Hardin announced the appointment of Bev Earl, John Feuerstein, Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Susan Vreeland-Wendt.
“I am grateful to have such involved and experienced community leaders joining us to further the mission of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council,” Hardin said. “Each new member brings a wealth of experience, expertise and talent to our organization.” The new board members join current WWAC board members: Cindy Hardin, President; Amy Lecocq, Vice-President; Deb Spiess, Secretary; Mike Bass, Treasurer; Richard Burket; Elissa Fletcher; Sonya Hillman; Kimberly Lacayo; Jerry MacDonald; Joe Michels; Cindy Moss; Theresa Nassif and Nick Wolda.
Bev Earl is the owner of Corporate Incentives, Inc. a full service promotional products company in South Montgomery County. A longtime Woodlands resident, Earl is a past Chairman of the Board of the South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Interfaith Board of Directors and Interfaith Child Development Center School Board. Her many accolades include being named Volunteer of the Year by Montgomery County United Way, a Hometown Hero for The Woodlands and Woman of Distinction by Interfaith of the Woodlands. Earl also works on Operation Phantom Support and National Community Neuroscience Foundation.
John Feuerstein is Manager of Business Services for Hunting Energy Services, a global products and services company serving the oil and gas industry. An avid proponent of the arts, Feuerstein Coordinates and manages the annual Hunting Art Prize competition, one of the largest painting and drawing art competitions in the country that is open to Texas
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artists who are 18 years of age and older. A Woodlands resident for many years, Feuerstein has been an active community volunteer for many years through Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County and with St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry. Feuerstein travels extensively for work and brings with him a passion for art of all kinds. He enjoys reading and fishing in his spare time.
Dr. Ann K. Snyder is President and CEO of Interfaith of the Woodlands and the Interfaith Community Clinic. Dr. Snyder served on the Conroe Independent School District Board for fifteen years and two terms as President of the Board and is a Past Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Snyder serves on CHI St. Luke’s- The Woodlands Board, Grand Island Foundation, CISD Education Foundation, Education for Tomorrow Alliance Board and also is on a variety of advisory and committee-level capacities. Dr. Snyder has been the recipient of numerous accolades and honors; among them as a Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, Montgomery County Woman of Distinction, South Montgomery County People of the Year, Rotary International Service Above Self Award, The Woodlands Chamber Citizen of the Year and has received awards from local chapters of Rotary, Junior League and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Conroe ISD named an elementary school in Snyder’s honor that opened last fall.
Susan Vreeland-Wendt recently retired from a 30-year career in marketing at The Woodlands Development Company. She now devotes her time to marketing consulting for select clients and volunteering opportunities. Vreeland-Wendt has been involved in The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival since its inception, serving on the Festival Committee and now as a WWAC board member. She also assists Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County with public relations, and was a member of the 2014 Distribution Committee for the Montgomery County Community Foundation. A Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, Vreeland-Wendt has served as a board member for The Woodlands Community Association, and in volunteer capacities for Interfaith, Montgomery County United Way, New Danville and The Friendship Center.
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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council provides regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts in our community. From the award winning Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to the year-round community and educational outreach programs of Because Art Matters, the council has one primary goal….making our community better, Because Art Matters!
To learn more go to: http://www.WoodlandsWaterwayArtsCouncil.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION contact KAYLEEN BARTON at 832-776-7765 or email at kayleenbecauseartmatters@gmail.com.