The Hyde Collection announced the promotion of three staff members, Colette Broestler, Kayla Ditlefsen and Keri Dudek.
Broestler, who has served as administrative assistant for the past two years, is the new external affairs associate. In this role, she will manage the museum’s donor database system and support department activities including membership, cultivation, and special events.
Working under Director of External Affairs Tawn Malison, Broestler will provide support for development goals and marketing strategies.
Ditlefsen was hired as administrative assistant after a year as visitor services associate. She will provide general office support, including monitoring and maintaining the phone system, and will lead the visitor services staff.
Dudek has worked as part-time educator since October. She moved into a full-time position beginning July 10.
Dudek works with museum educator Jenny Hutchinson to develop curriculum for the Hyde’s educational programs, and leads children’s activities including Tours for Tots, ARTfull Afternoons, and workshops.
Silver Bay YMCA announced that Nick Rama will join its team as development director, starting July 31.
In this role, Rama will take charge of the development activities at Silver Bay YMCA, which funds the organization’s many free outreach programs such as the Ticonderoga Teen Center, Cancer Respite program, Clergy Respite program and Military R&R program.
Rama worked for the last several years as the senior development officer at SUNY New Paltz. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at the Culinary Institute of America in several roles, including senior director of annual giving and significant giving, senior director of advancement operations and associate director of corporate relations.