NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – At its annual meeting in June, Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. honored retiring board members and elected officers and six new board members. Samantha Dooies, Lynore Young and Virginia Ross retired from the board after six years of active service. Officers for the coming year are Ashley Garner, president; Dan Goodwin, vice president; Chrystal Fray, secretary; and Mike Hudson, treasurer.
New board members have each been elected to serve three-year terms on the Associates Board and are named below:
Emily Bogan is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She has over a decade of experience in the financial services and technology industries and is currently director of product management at nCino, a Wilmington-based technology company.
Terry Espy is president of Momentum Companies, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. She has over 25 years of experience directing full-cycle integration in real estate acquisition and is known in the industry as successfully dealing in markets with significant barriers to entry. Espy also serves as president on the board of directors of the Downtown Business Alliance.
Katie Gloe is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and is a process manufacturing engineer for Corning, making optical fiber. She serves as president on the board of directors for Corning Professional Women’s Forum and is one of nine women to participate in 2018 WILMA’s Leadership Institute.
Dan Owen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in history. He worked in the recycling, construction, environmental health and Spanish interpreting industries earlier in his career. In 2008, Owen aligned his financial services practice with Northwestern Mutual and is a wealth management advisor providing insurance financial services for life, health and long term care. Owen previously served on the Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board.
Karl Ricanek is a graduate of North Carolina A & T State University with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is founder and director of UNCW’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Identity Science. Dr. Ricanek is also co-founder and chief data scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc.
Ronna Zimmer is a community leader with extensive board service in the area including Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, New Hanover County Public Library Foundation, New Hanover County Library Advisory Board, Wilmington Symphony, University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Visitors, State of North Carolina Holocaust Commission and the State of North Carolina Cancer Advisory Board.
“We are delighted to welcome these dedicated community leaders to Cape Fear Museum’s Associates Board,” said Sheryl Kingery Mays, museum director. “Each board member adds a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and experience to the board and plays a crucial role in the oversight of our institution and efforts to build an exciting future for the museum.”
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended summer hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. through Labor Day; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: http://www.capefearmuseum.com.
Left to right: Kitty Yerkes, Dan Goodwin, Mike Hudson, Ashley Garner, Chrystal Fray, Sheryl Mays