Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustee Members

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and National Council during the museum's annual meeting held on Sept. 15. Douglas Clark, Audrey Friedner, Ramelle Pulitzer, and Ron Walter were elected as new trustees, starting this fall.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome such a talented group of new board members to the Norman Rockwell Museum," said board Chairman Robert T. Horvath. "Their diverse talents and networks will help us continue to reach new audiences and advance the legacy of Norman Rockwell and American illustration art."

Clark, from Saratoga, Calif., is managing partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR). Since joining the firm in May 1993 as a litigator, he has focused primarily on securities litigation, representing defendants in more than 70 class and derivative actions. He previously joined Norman Rockwell Museum’s National Council in 2016 with his wife Ruth Ann McNees.

Friedner, from Stockbridge, taught at the Great Neck Public School System of Long Island until her retirement in 1999. She and her husband Ralph both previously served on the museum's National Council. In addition to the museum and an interest in art, she is involved with various organizations near her home in Florida and in the Berkshires, including Hevreh of Southern Berkshire.

Pulitzer has served as executive director for an artists' organization, taught art appreciation at Winston-Salem State University and was the owner of an art gallery featuring artists of North Carolina. She is the founder of New View Tours, a company that designs custom tours for the interests of clients to favorite destinations in the United States, Europe and South America. She and her husband Michael, a National Council Member, reside in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she also serves as a docent at Norman Rockwell Museum.

Walter began his career as an assistant professor at MIT and later served the City of New York in several capacities, including assistant budget director, assistant to the mayor and deputy chancellor. In 1978 he went to work for Citigroup, where he spent the remainder of his career until retiring as managing director in 2007. Walter is an active volunteer and serves as Board Vice Chair at Hancock Shaker Village and Treasurer at The Abraham Funds Initiatives. He and his wife Marilyn both previously served on Norman Rockwell Museum’s National Council. He lives in New York City and Great Barrington, Mass.

In addition to Horvath, the museum's Board of Trustees Officers include President Alice Carter, First Vice President Jamie Williamson, Treasurer John V. Frank, and Clerk Peter Williams. David Glodt, Johnny Haney, Deborah Hoover, John Hyson, Carol Konner, Edward Lamont, Magdalen Livesey, Marion Simon, and Jamie Williamson were also re-elected to three-year terms.

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