Board of Directors

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Gayle C. Lewis

Chair of the Board

Gayle Lewis was the former Commissioner, Town of Mesilla, Planning and Zoning and Historical Appropriateness Commission (PZHAC) 2008-2010. She was Chairman, Board of Directors, The Developmental School Foundation. The Foundation develops and operates educational programs and environments for seriously emotionally disturbed students and their families. She was the Director, The Las Cruces Symphony Association. The Las Cruces Symphony Association supports The Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU ( New Mexico State University) by assuring financial stability of the symphony while promoting music of the highest artistic quality for the enrichment of the region.

 

Gayle Lewis headed up the South African Project; “Power to Convene”, during her husband’s tenure as The U S Ambassador to South Africa She organized a series of discussions among women from various disciplines. The purpose was to gain knowledge about South African women and their work, to bring women of different cultures and economic levels together and to provide a venue for building networks among these women.

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Dr. Cynthia Clauson

Board Member

Dr. Cynthia Clauson is a results-oriented school district and regional leader with comprehensive management and tested leadership skills in all aspects of school improvement, family outreach, diverse community relations, and organizational operations. As a District level educational leader, Dr. Clauson has coordinated and supervised school personnel and fiscal resources. As a strategic leader with an excellent track record as a teacher, principal, turn-around specialist, central office administrator, and superintendent, she has served as a mentor to both teachers and administrators. Dr. Clauson’s professional certifications include a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (Dissertation focus: Critical thinking assessment as problem solving skills across a diverse population), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 1997, Education Administration Certification, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Continuing Certification 1995, Education MAT in Reading Curriculum/Gifted and Talented Education, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, 1982, Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in the performing and graphic arts to increase literacy. (Area of Co Bachelor concentration: Creative Language Arts for the Classroom Teacher), Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, 1980.

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Geoffrey Lewis, Jr

Board Member - Vice President of Production for Lewis Limited Productions

Mr. Lewis’ responsibilities includes supervising and managing all aspects of physical production for the Air Force VEST series episode mini-series. He is responsible for pilot productions including production planning, crew staffing, scheduling, budgeting, production and post-production. In addition to managing the day-to-day production operations, Mr. Lewis worked closely with the creative team, ensuring the best possible production process with all parties. Mr. Lewis provided support for AFCLC, Expeditionary Skills Training Directorate, Air University (AU) Maxwell AFB, AL, by supervising a series of interactive, live-actor, film-based online training modules for preparing Airman for deployment into culturally complex environments. The scope of this work was to provide developmental services and complete development of cultural awareness training modules.  Ultimately six cultural awareness training modules will be focused on; Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Southcom, China, and Europe.

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Clinton Lewis

Board Member - Business Consultants

Clinton Lewis works with corporate organization’s leadership teams to turn their visions into reality. He utilize his business and entrepreneurial skills to gather information on challenges and objectives.  He works closely with marketing, sales, and product management teams to achieve established sales goals and implement business development initiatives that maximize the grow and generate bottom line revenue for the company.

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Justin M. Lewis

Board Member - Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer

Justin M Lewis, a native of the Washington D.C area has been dancing since the age of 5. Mr. Lewis began by watching the movie “Tap” with Gregory Hines. Lewis then began to study dance at Knock On Wood Tap Studio in Silver Spring Maryland where he later became a member of the Pre-Professional Company, Tappers With Attitude (TWA). He had the honor of becoming a principle dancer on a new Tap Dance show at Universal Studios in Hollywood California entitled “Tap Worx”. Mr. Lewis is currently a dancer for Rhythmic Circus’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.” He has performed on many stages across the country and has toured in Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as performed at Super Bowl 52. 

Lewis has won many awards for his choreography, nominated for “Best Tap Routine of the Year” in 2014. He was also awarded the honor to have his choreography performed at the “Young Choreographers Festival”, in 2015.  He has been a recipient of the prestigious “ACE Awards” in New York City with his company The JaM Project. The company has also reached viral video credibility from the legendary Doobie Brothers on their “Long Train Runnin” concept video. Along with the JaM project he is also a cast member of the NBC hit  television show “World of Dance Season 2”. Lewis also performed for YouTube’s Annual Broadcast at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. 

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