New Trustees Join the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Old Saybrook, CT – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (the Kate) is pleased to welcome three new members to the Board of Trustees that oversees the Kate.  Joining the board as of February, 2016 is Devin Carney, Thomas Gezo, and Anne Barosewicz-Mele. 

Mr. Carney is the Connecticut State Representative for the 23rd District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.   Mr. Carney has been involved with the Kate’s Oscar Party for the last several years where he proudly contributes his grandfather Art Carney’s Oscar to the festivities. 

Mr. Gezo is a business coach and consultant and has previously managed projects and contracts in his corporate career for high tech software companies.  Mr. Gezo is a certified SCORE Business Mentor and is the AVP of the Southern New England Chapter of PMI, responsible for programming in the New London region.  He and his wife, Evelyn are current volunteers with the Kate.

Ms. Bartosewicz-Mele is an energy infrastructure expert having worked with Northeast Utilities and currently Burns & McDonnell.  Ms. Bartosewicz-Mele has also served on various nonprofit boards including the Bushnell Park Foundation and Leadership Greater Hartford. 

“The staff and the Board of Trustees of the Kate are delighted to welcome the new Trustees into the organization,” said the Kate’s Executive Director, Brett Elliott. “We look forward to combining backgrounds and talents on behalf of the Kate for its long-term mission.”

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About the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised by the Trustees of the Center. It includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident. As befits an organization born of such a public/private partnership, programming is eclectic, offering something for all ages and income levels on the Connecticut shore and in the lower river valley.