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Florida Repertory Theatre welcomes new board members

By Staff | Jan 12, 2010

The Florida Repertory Theatre welcomes new board members.
Florida Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 12th season of award-winning theatre in the Fort Myers River District, announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors – Susan S. Chicone and R. Marc Laviolette.
Chicone is the managing executive of FineMark National Bank & Trust’s new Shell Point office, and Laviolette is the director of admissions for FGCU.
“I am very pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Chicone and Mr. Laviolette to our Board of Directors,” said Board Chair, Dr. Gerald Laboda, in a prepared statement. “Both are influential leaders in this community, and as a cultural organization it is important for Florida Rep to continue to forge new relationships in the worlds of business and higher education.”
Raised in Southwest Florida, Chicone grew up on Sanibel, and received a B.S. in Finance from Jacksonville University in 2003 and an M.B.A. from FGCU in 2006. Chicone also serves as vice president on the Canterbury Alumni Board and as the treasurer of the Junior League of Fort Myers. Chicone joined FineMark in January 2008 and in July 2009 was promoted to her current position as the managing executive of FineMark’s Shell Point Office.
“It is exciting to have such a professional theater in our community,” Chicone said, “and I am thrilled to be a part of helping the Rep continue to bring the art of theatre to everyone in our community.”
Laviolette became a Fort Myers resident in 1991 after a 20-year career with the Canadian Navy. Laviolette has been with Florida Gulf Coast University since 1998, where he held positions in the Graduate Admissions Office, Freshman Advising, the Registrar’s Office, the College of Business and as an adjunct instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Laviolette was appointed to his present position, director of admissions, in August of 2005 and oversees Enrollment Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Operations functions. He is also an FGCU Alum having graduated in 2002 with an M.B.A.
“After many years of attending and thoroughly enjoying the productions at the Florida Rep,” said Laviolette, “I am truly looking forward to contributing to its success as a member of the Board of Directors.”
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson & Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Visit Florida Rep online at www.floridarep.org

Source: Florida Repertory Theatre