Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome Bill Simpson

The Board of the Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc., is pleased to announce that Bill Simpson has joined its Board of Directors effective December 2009. Bill is a human resources professional with over 35 years experience, the last 16 spent at Nixon Peabody LLP, one of the largest law firms in the US as well as 26 years with Eastman Kodak. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Bill's accomplishments as a human resource professional were many and they include his leadership role in helping develop the strategic plan that resulted in Nixon Peabody LLP being recognized in 2006, 2007 and 2008 as one of "Fortune's 100 Best Companies in America" for whom to work. In 2007, Bill was also honored in receiving the "Human Resource Executive of the Year" award from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Over the last several months, Bill has volunteered his expertise in HR with the Arts Center/Old Forge, serving on our Selection Committee to hire a new Executive Director, helping to develop a position description, recruitment strategy and interview process. “We are delighted to welcome someone with Bill’s experience and business acumen to our board” said Board President John Munyan.

Bill retired in April 2009. He and his wife Kathy are now year-round residents of Old Forge.