Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Names Kurtz Executive Director

Friday, January 25, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Devon Kurtz
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) named Devon Kurtz its new Executive Director.

The vote took place at BHC’s annual meeting in January.

About Kurtz

Kurtz joined BHC in 2014 to develop the exhibits and interpretive plan for its new visitor center in Worcester, which recently opened in November of 2018.

Prior to joining BHC, Kurtz served as the Director of Public Programs for the Higgins Armory Museum and Concord Museum following twelve years as the program coordinator for Old Sturbridge Village.

In his new role, Kurtz will be a dedicated steward of BHC’s environmental resources, an interpretive partner with the National Park Service of the region’s history, and a committed advocate for the region’s economic development and progress.

Officers Elected

Along with naming a new director, the board of directors also elected officers.

Chair, Richard H. Gregory III; Vice Chair, Richard T. Moore; Vice Chair, Dennis Rice; Secretary, Todd Helwig; and Treasurer, Gary E. Furtado. BHC’s Immediate Past Chair is Harry T. Whitin.

Directors re-elected for a 3-year term on BHC’s Board include: Lee Dillard Adams (MA), Jeannie Hebert (MA), Richard T. Moore (MA), Donna Williams (MA), Harry T. Whitin (MA), and Robert Billington (RI).

Other members of the Board include:  Joseph Barbato (MA), Michael D. Cassidy (RI), Allen Fletcher (MA), Richard H. Gregory III (RI), Todd Helwig (MA), Bill Beitler (RI), Pieter de Jong (MA), Gary E. Furtado (RI), Dennis Rice (MA), Robert Dandrade (MA), Thomas Kravitz (RI), and Yvonne Chita (MA).

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