Residents invited to meet new fine arts director

Van Parker has been named the new executive director of the Milford Fine Arts Council, replacing long-time director William Meddick, who stepped down from the position.
Parker, a resident of Connecticut for 28 years, has not-for profit management and development experience. He recently served as director for several not-for-profit organizations including St. Luke's LifeWorks in Stamford, the Transportation Association of Greenwich and the Greenwich Land Trust.

In addition, Parker brings business experience to his responsibilities with the Milford Fine Arts Council as he has served as senior credit officer and vice president for Xerox Credit, Inc. and as a vice president and manager with The United States Trust Company of New York.
Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University and a masters of business administration from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, where he received honors for course work in banking and finance.
Parker is also a graduate of the Xerox Advanced Management School.
He and his wife, Adrienne, are residents of Wilton. Parker studied jazz piano with John Mehegan in Manhattan and enjoys writing fiction.
There will be a welcome reception for Van on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford.