Memorial Park Association Elects New Officers

Jacksonville, FL, February 2, 2021 – At its January 13, 2021 meeting, Memorial Park Association’s board of directors elected new officers, who include Michele L. Luthin, board president; Laurie N. Jarvis, executive vice president; Kate A. Hallock, secretary and chair of the Communications & Marketing Committee; Ann R. Mackey, treasurer; Vickie L. Mangin, vice president and chair of the Development Committee, and Patrick M. Emmet, vice president and chair of the Finance Committee.

In addition to serving on the MPA board, Luthin is a sales director for an international data analytics company. Jarvis is co-owner of the Cool Moose Café, on Park Street in Riverside. Hallock serves the Jacksonville Historical Society as its marketing and communications director. Mackey has a 35-year career in the financial industry, Emmet is a principal with Heritage Capital Group and managing director of Business Valuation, Inc., and Mangin owns and operates Avignon Service LLC.

At the nonprofit’s first meeting of the new year the board also approved a second three-year term for two directors, Mary W. Jarrett, who chairs the Board Affairs Committee, and Kelly H. Varn, chair of the Special Events Committee, as well as a six-month term for outgoing treasurer Matthew B. Cochran, to support officer transition. The board also bid farewell to two directors, Emily R. Lisska and Mendy Thompson.

Rounding out the board are Barbara H. Arnold; Timothy A. Burleigh, immediate past president; Agnes E. Danciger; David W. Foerster; W. Robinson Frazier III; Stanton W. Hudmon; Leah Kavanagh-Lim, chair of Landscape and Grounds Committee; Eric W. Lycke, chair of Construction Committee; Elizabeth G. McRae; Joan W. Newton; Percy Rosenbloom III; Timothy M. Tyler, and H. Warner Webb, M.D.

“Memorial Park is such a special place in Jacksonville and it is important that we continue to protect, preserve, and promote it,” said Luthin. “I am excited to lead the board in implementing the Memorial Park Master Plan developed in 2013 as we lead up to the centennial celebration of this grand park in 2024.”

About the Author
Kate Hallock became a member of Memorial Park Association Board of Directors, and chair of its Marketing and Communications Committee in January 2020. At the same time, Hallock joined the Jacksonville Historical Society as its marketing and communications director following seven years as managing editor of the Resident Community News Group. Previously, Hallock worked in marketing and public relations with Rockwell International and Mellon Bank, then cofounded a boutique technology marketing company in Pittsburgh, whose clients included Verizon Wireless and Dick’s Sporting Goods.