Board of Directors

The Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc. is a public 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  The Foundation is overseen by the Board of Directors, who voluntarily serve with their input and support of the community, foundation and Performing Arts Center. 

Sharon Bateman
Stowe, Vermont

After nearly two decades of living in Vermont, Sharon has become a vital member of her community.  As a local Real Estate Professional and Managing Broker of her office on Main Street, she has served as both Secretary and President of the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors, previously served as a Board member with the Music Festival of the America’s, volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program, and currently volunteers as a Mentor in the Hyde Park Elementary School system.  Sharon has a broad network in the Stowe community and surrounding areas, and a strong commitment to her family and friends, and all of the benefits Vermont living has to offer.

 

Thomas G. Cronin, President
New Canaan, Connecticut

Tom Cronin is a native of New Canaan, CT and for over ten years, has owned a home in Stowe Hollow.  A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Tom has over 25 years of experience in consumer product marketing with multi-national companies including Nestle, SA, and Unilever, PLC.  He recently retired from Remy Cointreau, USA, where he served as Vice President of Marketing Services. Tom has been an active volunteer for several years.  He currently serves on the New Canaan Board of Education for New Canaan Public Schools, is Vice President of the New Canaan Community Foundation, Treasurer of the Rotary Club of New Canaan, a Board member of the New Canaan Land Trust, and past president of the New Canaan Nature Center. Joy Cronin, Tom’s wife, recently retired as Group President, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. 

 

Kevin B. D’Arcy
Stowe, Vermont

Kevin D’Arcy is the Broker for Spruce Peak Realty, LLC, AIG Global Investment Group in Stowe, Vermont. He formerly served as a Trustee for the Copley Foundation and as a Director for the Stowe Land Trust.  Kevin graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in American Studies in 1984. 

 

Walter B. Frame III, Secretary/Vice President
Stowe, Vermont

Walter B. Frame III is Executive Vice President, Trapp Family Lodge and Resort in Stowe, Vermont, where he coordinates all business activities for the resort and the 2,500 acre estate; hotel, brewery, cross country skiing, mountain biking, recreation, homeowner association management, and real estate sales & development. Walter was previously Vice President and Director of Real Estate Development at Spruce Peak Realty, LLC, for the period 2003-2011, where he spearheaded the creation of the Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation. Walter is a Trustee for Copley Hospital, a Director for the Stowe Land Trust, and a founding Director of Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation. Frame earned a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is married to Kristina von Trapp and they live in Stowe with their two daughters, Annie and Stella.

 

Lisa Hagerty
Stowe, Vermont

Lisa is the founder and owner of Well Heeled, a high end specialty boutique for women in Stowe, for the past 10 years. In conjunction, she owns her own Real Estate company. Recently, Lisa started a new venture into the health and fitness world, the Yoga Barn in Stowe. Before she moved to Vermont, she was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Sales for Ellie Kai. Lisa holds an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School and an AB in Economics from Harvard University.

 

Barry Pius, Treasurer
Essex Junction, Vermont

Barry Pius is the former Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mt. Mansfield Company/Stowe Mountain Resort.  He is also served as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spruce Peak Realty, LLC and Stowe Mountain Club, LLC.  Barry is a founding Director of Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation.  He has over 30 years of management experience in the resort, hospitality and real estate business, and is currently a board member and Treasurer of a number of corporations.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a position in General Electric’s Financial Management Program.  He worked for General Electric in a variety of tax and accounting positions.