Maritime Museum appoints new directors
FERRISBURGH — Mike Smiles has resigned as Executive Director of LCMM effective Dec. 31 to pursue new opportunities.
“Mike has made valuable contributions to the museum during his tenure,” said Bob Beach, President of the LCMM Board of Directors. “Through his innovative approaches to enhancing and expanding our educational programs and partnering with AmeriCorps, Mike has positioned LCMM as a vital Expanded Learning Opportunity Provider. We wish Mike the best in his future endeavors.”
Joyce Cameron, who joined LCMM in 2016 as director of development and community relations, and Deputy Director Erick Tichonuk have been appointed as co-executive directors. Joyce will oversee administrative operations and Erick will oversee museum operations and the schooner Lois McClure. “We look forward to an outstanding program year in 2017,” Tichonuk commented. “Our educational partnerships are going strong this winter, and we are getting ready to head to Syracuse for the World Canal Conference to celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal.”
“The museum is kicking off its holiday annual appeal with a matching gift from two loyal donors totaling $50,000,” Cameron announced. “All donations to the museum will be matched dollar for dollar up until December 31, helping us continue to shape lives through valuable education programs, irreplaceable collections, and environmental stewardship. Together we can make a significant impact on the future of Lake Champlain!”