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Crocker Art Museum Association Appoints Six New Members to Board of Directors

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Crocker Art Museum Association Appoints
Six New Members to Board of Directors

March 24, 2011 – Sacramento, Calif. – The Crocker Art Museum Association recently appointed Sharon Anapolsky, Chris Ann Bachtel, Garry Maisel, Pam Saltenberger, Denise Timmons, and David J. Townsend to its Board of Directors.

"I am excited to have six such distinguished individuals join the board," said Crocker Art Museum Association president Marc Sussman. "As we move into our next phase of growth, this group of Board members brings the excitement and vision necessary to maximize the resources of the Teel Family Pavilion to strengthen our community and our connection to the arts."

Sharon Anapolsky is the co-owner of Julius Clothing in the Pavilions Shopping Center. She and her husband, Sam, have been Museum members since the 1960s. They are active supporters of the Museum's special events, including the Art Auction, Crocker Ball, and the New Crocker Fundraising Gala. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

Chris Ann Bachtel is the vice president and manager for First Northern Bank's Asset Management and Trust Department in Downtown Sacramento. She is a member of the Crocker's Planned Giving Committee and also serves on the board of BloodSource. Bachtel is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Garry Maisel has held the position of president and CEO of Western Health Advantage since 1998. He sits on the boards of various community and professional organizations, including the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and the Nonprofit Resource Center. He is a graduate of the California State University, Sacramento.

Pam Saltenberger is the CEO of the Girl Scouts, Heart of Central California, and has been with the Girl Scouts since 1996. She has received leadership awards from the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and the Sacramento Region Foundation. She has been a Museum member since 2000. She received a bachelor's from the University of Oregon and a master's from CSUS.

Denise Timmons was a vice president with Wells Fargo during her 25-year career, working in Sacramento and the Monterey Peninsula. She and her husband, Don, have been actively involved with the Crocker for more than 10 years.

David J. Townsend is the founder and president of Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher, a political consulting firm. He has served on the Board of Directors of KVIE, the California Musical Theater, and is past president of the Sacramento Make-A-Wish Foundation. Townsend received bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Fresno.

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Wednesday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Sunday. Every Third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Bank of America. For more information, call
(916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.

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