The board of trustees of Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich has elected Christopher E. Richards of East Sandwich as chair and one new member at its 51st annual meeting of the corporation.
Also elected to board leadership roles were Frank Minard of Osterville as vice chair, Harry Alverson of Hyannisport as treasurer and Thomas Rockwell of Sandwich as clerk.
Marilyn Olmsted of West Barnstable was elected as a new board member. She was most recently the chair of the Discovery Trail Virtual Fundraiser done this year in lieu of Heritage’s Annual Gala.
Tracy Isham of Hyannisport, former board of trustees chair, was elected as a trustee emerita. Cheryl Lilly of Falmouth and New Orleans, was elected as chair of the governance committee.
Richards, who served as vice chair of Heritage’s Board of Trustees for the past two years, is executive vice president and chief banking services officer of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. He is an active member of the local community and currently serves in a variety of roles for non-profit organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Bridgewater State University. Richards completed the master’s program in payments from NACHA Payments Institute at Emory University and holds the Accredited Payments Risk Professional designation. He is currently enrolled in the Stonier Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Heritage Museums & Gardens’ Board of Trustees is responsible for strategy, policy, long-range planning, and the organization’s fiscal health.