At the end of 2021, you helped us elect two new alumni members to rotate on to the Board of Directors for the Society of Winterthur Fellows. We happily welcome Samantha Dorsey and Neal Hurst to the Board!
Sam is a 2008 Culture grad, and her day job is serving as Director of Programs and Audience Engagement at The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Neal is a 2015 Culture grad and works alongside many other Winterthur alums at Colonial Williamsburg where he serves as Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles. Both Sam and Neal will take on the roles of Membership Coordinators for the Society.
Other exciting changes to our Board include Renée Wolcott stepping up as our next Board President! Renée is a 2011 Conservation grad and works as Assistant Conservator for Library and Archival Materials at the American Philosophical Society. Representing only the second Conservation alumnus to serve as Board President since the establishment of SOWF in 1974, we are delighted Renée has taken this role, and she brings a great amount of energy and passion to the position. To complete the powerhouse team, Jackie Killian is now serving as Vice President. Not only are we celebrating this fact, but we also congratulate Jackie on her recent job change. She has returned to Winterthur to serve as Assistant Director of Academic Programs!
You can see all the current Board members and their profiles by visiting our Meet the Board page.