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BIG ARTS elects new board members

By BIG ARTS - | Nov 10, 2020
PHOTO PROVIDED David Lowden
PHOTO PROVIDED Rene Savarise

BIG ARTS recently welcomed two new members to its board of directors.

David Lowden’s family has resided on Sanibel since 1982. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he returned in 1985 to make it his home. His career in banking leadership spans over 25 years, starting with a small local bank called First Federal. Today, Lowden is vice president of private client relations at Bank of the Islands. He is a former board member of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and currently serves on the Heights Charter School board.

Rene Savarise is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received her law degree in 1985 from the Duquesne University of Law. She has been practicing healthcare regulatory law in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1989 and is currently senior partner with the international law firm, Dentons. Savarise and her husband vacationed on Sanibel for 30 years. In 2017, they purchased a home in Butterknife, becoming residents in 2018. Savarise is a member of the BIG ARTS Platinum Club, Captiva Island Yacht Club and Sanibel Community House.

“We are truly fortunate to have David and Rene on board at BIG ARTS and are honored that they agreed to serve,” Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Janet Strickland said. “This is an important time in BIG ARTS evolution, and we are grateful to have their guidance and support.”