We The People
Catherine H. Chase Peters
Tin Mine Road
Jackson, NH 03846

RESUME:

Politics/ Community Service/ Volunteer Work:

1994-present: Co-Founder, We The People (WTP), a new citizen's movement to re-ignite democracy in the US

1990-present: Member (elected official),Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), Washington, DC.

1991: Founding Patron, Member, Connecticut-DLC.

1992 - 1994: Charter Member, New York-DLC.

1992 -1994: Member, Democratic National Committee, Washington, DC.

1988 - 1998: Elected Justice of the Peace, Ridgefield, CT.

1985: Executive Director and Secretary, New Democratic Dimensions - CT

1986 - 1989: Elected to the Democratic Town Committee of Ridgefield, CT. Member of the fundraising committee; coordinated election night fundraiser, annual fundraisers, and advertising.

1989: Co-Chair, League of Women Voters of Connecticut "Symposium on International Relations:" Drugs, Pollution, and Indifference: Can A North American Common Market Overcome This Challenge?", Yale University, New Haven.

1998-present: Member, League of Women Voters , LWV-USA p> 1983 - 1998: Member, League of Women Voters , LWV-CT.

1986 - 1988: League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, CT-Board Member and Bulletin Editor. Co-Chair, Annual "Know-Your-Town Elected Officials" event.

1986: Volunteer Campaign Coordinator/ Office Coordinator for "Peters for US Congress"- 5th Congressional District of CT.

1983 - 1986: League of Women Voters of Greenwich, CT-Public Relations Chair and Editor of "Voter Awareness" Columns in local newspapers.

1984 - 1986: Co-Chair Youth Employment Service (YES), Junior League of Greenwich, CT.

1984 - 1986: Board Member and Public Relations Consultant - Gateway School, Greenwich, CT.

1983 - 1985: President, Simon's Rock Early College Parent's Council, Great Barrington, MA.

1979 - 1981: Member, Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock, NY.

1978 - 1979: President, New York State Citizen's Coalition for Children, an advocacy group for adoptive and foster care children and families.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

1990 - present: Vice President, Partner, and Corporate Secretary, The U.S. - Mexican Development Corporation (USMDC), New York, NY.

1980 - 1990: Assistant to the President and Partner, The U.S. - Mexican Development Corporation (USMDC). Office manager; project follow-up and information researcher; travel consultant; designer and layout artist for brochures, sales memorandums, and all other printed materials; book-keeper; marketing specialist; special advisor to the President. USMDC specializes in real estate, finance and new business development.

1979 - present: Crafts Buying and Travel Consultant (freelance). Specializing in Mexico and Mexican crafts; trips include unique and individualized itinerary and areas of special interest.

1978 - 1980: Owner/ Buyer/ Manager, "Fiberforms & Pots," Woodstock, NY. Fiberforms & Pots specialized in handcrafted objects of glass, clay, metal, wood and fiber -- all of the highest quality and craftmanship made by leading contemporary craftspeople. Managed all buying; design of displays; advertising; office management; accounting; inventory control; personnel; and monthly artist shows.

1982 -present: Professional Tapestry Maker and Fiber Artist - private work only

1972 -1982: Professional Tapestry Maker and Fiber Artist - "Fiberforms Studio" (1972-1980) for special commission work and private classes. Showed at Rhinebeck (ACC) and Fredrick (1975-1980) and was featured artist, Sarah Institute, New York City (1980).

EDUCATION/ TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1972 - 1980: Fiberforms Studio - private classes in weaving, textile design, fiber arts, and basketry.

1973 - 1980: Adjunct Professor-Textiles- Atlanta College of Art; Georgia State University; Artist-in-the-Schools, Boiceville and Woodstock, NY; Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY.

1973 - 1974: Coordinator/ Director of Peachtree Alternative School, Atlanta, Georgia. Responsible for adminstration, proposal writing, funding and accreditation, overseeing teachers activities, and coordinating parent volunteers.

1969 - 1973 Art Teacher, No. 16 School, Rochester, NY; Randolph School, Wappingers Falls, NY; Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Peachtree Alternative School, Atlanta, GA.

EDUCATION:

Post Graduate Work - Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, New York City.

MFA (1972) in Textile Design and Weaving - School of American Craftsmen, Roc hester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

BS (1969) in Art Education - Northeast Missouri State College, Kirksville, MO.

Undergraduate work at:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA br>San Fernando Valley College, Northridge, CA (1963-1967)


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