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Yvonne Spicer & Michael Whalen Join Bob Moog Foundation Board of Directors

June 23, 2021 (6:09 pm EST)
Filed under: Schools & Education,Technology by News Staff
Framingham Mayor Spicer named to join Bob Moog Foundation Board of Directors.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Bob Moog Foundation, is proud to announce two new members to the Board of Directors in a time of exciting growth for the Foundation. Dr. Yvonne Spicer, the first Mayor of Framingham, MA, and two-time Emmy award winning composer Michael Whalen join the current Board that consists of David Mash, President; Bill Sautter, Vice-President; Daniel Keller, Secretary; Marc Willis, Treasurer; Chris Halaby, Jerry Kovarsky, Dr. Henry Panion, III, and Sally Sparks.

Prior to being sworn into office as the first Mayor of Framingham, MA in 2018, Dr. Yvonne Spicer served as the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at Boston’s Museum of Science.

Dr. Spicer has worked with a variety of organizations, including the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Massachusetts Office of the Treasurer Economic Empowerment Trust Fund, and the Framingham Standing Committee on Ways and Means, and has served on the Board of Directors to the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA). Additionally, she has worked in the Framingham and Newton Public School systems, both as a teacher and administrator, and served several terms on the inaugural Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

Michael Whalen, Emmy award winning composer, music supervisor named to Bob Moog Foundation Board of Directors.

Michael Whalen is a two-time Emmy award winner, BMI award winner, and Grammy nominated composer and music supervisor who’s television / theme clients include HBO, Netflix, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo, ABC/News Good Morning America, BBC, NHK, Inside Edition, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, A&E, NBC, CBS and many more.

“The Bob Moog Foundation is immensely proud to have Yvonne Spicer and Michael Whalen join its Board of Directors,” noted Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moogseum. “Together they bring combined powerful expertise and networks in areas ranging from STEM education to the music industry, from the history of music technology to business development. We are excited to begin working with them to advance the Foundation’s mission to inspire people of all ages through the intersection of science, music, and innovation.”

Bob Moog and his eponymous Moog Synthesizers.

Best know as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, Robert Arthur Moog (born May 23, 1934, died August 21, 2005 of aggressive brain cancer), grew up in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York and was a pioneer in audio sound technology. Moog began building Theremin audio devices while he attended Bronx High School of Science in the early 1950's which lead to his eventual development of synthesizers.

To read more about the Bob Moog Foundation, visit: https://moogfoundation.org/

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Source: Bob Moog Foundation Press Release


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