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Historical village elects new board members, officers

By Staff | Feb 28, 2019

Mary Bondurant

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village recently held its annual membership meeting, with three new board members elected. Afterward, in an executive session, the board elected its new officers.

New to the board are Mary Bondurant, Bonnie Frankel and Nancy Siegel, all volunteers.

Bondurant is a real estate professional with Kingfisher Real Estate, community association manager and Florida notary. She attended Keystone College, then served in the United States Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for almost 10 years. Bondurant is the incoming chairwoman for the chamber of commerce; past president and secretary of the American Business Women’s Association, where she earned chapter and Southwest Florida Council Woman of the Year; a member of the Military Officers Association, America’s Boating Club of Sanibel & Captiva and Island Cotillion; organizer of the annual Thanksgiving Celebration; and founder of the islands’ annual “Let’s Pink Out.”

Siegel has been in “show business” her entire working career. After attending college at Western Illinois University, she went into advertising and bought and sold television air time at an advertising agency in Chicago, ABC station in Denver and ABC-owned television stations in Chicago. Siegel worked as an account executive and vice president, sales manager for WLS-TV in Chicago. She received an MBA from Simmons College. Siegel volunteers as a board member of the Hilton Grand Vacation property of Hurricane House on Sanibel, CROW and New Phoenix Theatre. At the village, she works on the Archive and Display Committee and assists the executive director in the store.

Frankel graduated from Bard College with a bachelor’s in political science and continued labor law education classes. From 1971-2003, she was a senior legal administrator for the Corporate Law Department of the Polaroid Corporation. Frankel was a member of the New England Labor Counsel and for two years was elected Town Meeting Member for Precinct 12, Brookline, Massachusetts. She is a part president of the League of Women Voters in Brookline. At the village, Frankel serves as a tour guide, a member of the Acquisitions and Display Committee and Luminary Decorating Committee, and served as co-chair of Village Luminary 2018. Her special area of interest is Calusa Indian history.

Bonnie Frankel

In addition, Bill Bachman was elected to a second-year term as board president, Bill Rahe was re-elected to serve as vice-president, Pete Halliday was re-elected to serve as treasurer, and Gail Garlinghouse was re-elected to serve as secretary.

Nancy Siegel