Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) elected a new executive board in preparation for the 2016 commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the organization. The new officers are Matt Sweetwood, president; Miriam Leuchter, vice president; Craig Nisnewitz, secretary and Russell Pomeranz, treasurer.
Sweetwood was president of Unique Photo, a state-of-the-art Nw Jersey camera store for 30 years, and is a regular contributor on national TV as a photography expert. He is currently business and marketing consultant to the photo industry.
Leuchter is the editor-in-chief of Popular Photography (PopPhoto.com) and American Photo (AmericanPhotoMag.com). She is responsible for editorial content for both of these brands, and is responsible for the expansion of Popular Photography into books, video, and other areas.
Nisnewitz has 30 years experience specializing in construction law, commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, prosecution and defense of surety and bond claims, administrative law and prevailing wage claims under Federal and New York State labor laws. Pomeranz has 25 years of experience leading the finance and administration of nonprofit organizations with missions related to social services, education, the arts and think tanks. Most recently, Pomeranz started his own consulting firm, The Claverack Advisory Group.
Other directors are Jackie Augustine (past president), Randy Bourne, Mark Hempel, John McGeary, Brett Morash, Richard Rabinowitz, Ron Sharpe (past president). Barbara Suen, and Theo Vaskevitch.
JHP will host its annual Benefit Party and Photography Auction (including original prints from Douglas Kirkland, Man Ray, Robert Farber and other photographers), Monday, Oct. 19, at Affirmation Arts in New York City.