Report from the Nominating Committee
August 12, 2013
The committee met several times from late spring through July 2013. There are five members of the board whose seats are up for reelection in 2013. They include:
Susan Blood will not be running for reelection at this time. Vanessa Dowling, another director with two years remaining on her term, needs to step down this year due to time restraints. The committee discussed several possible candidates and the talents they would be able to bring to the organization and were pleased to identify two qualified replacements for these directors.
The committee recommends the following candidates for the 2014 ballot: Susan Lindquist from Brewster, and Rick Sigel from Orleans. Their bios can be found at the end of this report. Anyone wishing to nominate themselves as board members should contact the executive director to express their interest and provide a statement of intent no later than September 15th.
Respectfully submitted on August 12, 2013
Mary Lyttle, Chair
I graduated from Bryant College in 1987 and went to work for AT&T as an Account Executive in Boston and Denver.
In 1995 I opened Highway Pegs which was one of the three Harley Davidson Motorcycle rental companies in the Nation. After 10 years of growing & enjoying Highway Pegs I sold it in 2005.
In 2000, I started Training Wheels, a company that provides motorcycle rider education. Over the next 13 years Training Wheels has grown from just one location on Cape Cod with 3 employees to 8 locations throughout Massachusetts and over 40 employees. We have educated over 20,000 new riders.
From 2006-2013 I served on the Orleans Finance Committee
I reside in Orleans with my wife and two daughters.
My personal interests are snowboarding, motorcycling, music, reading & traveling.
Susan P. Lindquist
Post Office Box 155
40 Red Wing Cartway
Brewster, MA 02631
Before retiring, and for the preceding 12 years, I was the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History where creative participatory problem solving was the mode of learning that accompanied our exhibits. I began there as the Volunteer Coordinator and there were about 100+- volunteers who needed supervision! I am also a founder of the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, which continues to be a great success.
In the fifteen or so years before joining the Museum staff I worked as a supervisor for the Department of Social Services, a Program Director at the Latham School, for the Department of Mental Health. When I started working on Cape Cod, I was fortunate to have a mentor who guided me as I was making my way professionally. I have chosen to assume that role for a number of young professionals in administrative, fund raising and development positions for the first time.
I am a Trustee of the Cape Cod Five and have been for a number of years, as well I am a past trustee of the CC5 Foundation. In both cases expectations are clear and the experience is a lot more fulfilling.
Currently, I am on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Partnership and host a weekly radio show for the CDP called This Place Matters on WOMR/WFMR. I am a member of the Program Committee (3 years or so) and the Development Committee (one year) of WOMR/WFMR.
During the course of my professional life I have had the opportunity to sit on many non-profit Boards of Trustees. It’s been encouraging to see a shift toward well-defined expectations and responsibilities instead of the confusion that often resulted from micro managing. I see myself as an advocate for clearly defined roles for trustees.
I have lived year round with my husband (and sons) on Cape Cod for forty two years and I know many organizations well and (thankfully) have a credible work history, and I am also a Master Gardener.