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CNB Employee Named BVT Board President

December 6, 2013

NAPLES, NY- Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live professional theater announced today the election of new Officers to its Board of Directors. Michael Schiller, Assistant Vice President and Personal Banker for Canandaigua National Bank will serve as President. Past president, Richard Booth of Mitchell Pierson Realtors will now be Vice President. Returning as Secretary is Laura Harkness, owner of Renaissance, The Goodie II Shoppe in downtown Canandaigua. Finally, Sean Sullivan, Director of Professional Services for Pitney Bowes will begin his term as Treasurer after the first of the year.

“I'm excited by the opportunity to continue to support Bristol Valley Theater in its success of providing world class entertainment in our area at this exciting time,” says new President Michael Schiller, “Theater renovations, energized staff, passionate Theater Board, and the ongoing community support make this a great honor.”

The Bristol Valley Theater Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer individuals who serve as advisors, policy makers, and fundraisers to support the work of the theater. The full group of Directors includes: John Cowley, Robert E. Harris, Roberta Jordans, Susanne G. Kennedy, Edward C. “Russ” Kenyon, John Meisch, Katherene Meisch, and Amy Pauley.

“All of these fine officers have proven their dedication and enthusiasm since joining the board. We are very excited for the year to come!” says Karin Bowersock, Executive and Artistic Director. In regards to Mr. Schiller’s appointment as President, she adds, “Canandaigua National Bank has long been a tremendous supporter of BVT, and it’s only fitting that one of their own should take on this leadership role.”

The Bristol Valley Theater Board will help oversee a number of exciting milestones in the coming year. Among them, the continuation of building renovations as part of a $225,000 New York State Economic Development Grant, a Naming Rights Campaign, and the celebration of BVT’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2014.