President’s Message: Welcome New and Returning Board Members
By Tory Kress
Elections were held at the Murray Hill General Meeting on October 25, 2016 with returning board members Tory Kress (President), Mike Darnell (Secretary), Steve Klebar and Greg James (Directors) being elected for 2 year terms. Mary Johnson Grundle (Director) will be stepping in to fill Mike Darnell’s former Director position that he vacated to fill the Secretary position. We thank all of these neighbors for their many years of service, their passion for the neighborhood and their willingness to continue on the Board. We also welcome a new board member – Donnel Thompson – to an open Director position and appreciate his
commitment to the Murray Hill neighborhood.
We also express our sincere thanks to Cynthia Sommer for her many contributions to the Board as a Director for the past 10 years and especially for her role in the writing of articles and serving as editor of the Murray Hill News for the past nine years. She has also served as event co-coordinator of the annual Egg Hunt for several years. While Cynthia is leaving the Board she will still be involved in MHNA by writing articles for the newsletter and contributing where she can in the neighborhood.
Donnel Thompson has lived in the neighborhood for 2 years with his wife Summer and his three children: Gabrielle, Marley, & London. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Business and Marketing in 2000. Donnel Thompson is currently Vice President of National Accounts at Direct Supply where he leads teams of national and corporate business account
managers. We thank Donnel for his commitment to the neighborhood!
— December 2016 —