People: Stacy Kendall elected as board chair of The Discovery

Stacy Kendall

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The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) this month announced the election of a new Board of Directors for 2021, with Stacy Kendall, vice president of client engagement at Plumas Bank, serving as the board chair.

Additionally, Sarah Porter, principal at Porterhouse Marketing, will serve as the vice chair; Mike Heath, vice president relationship manager at Meadows Bank, will serve as secretary; and Kyle R. McCann, CFP, managing partner at Vantage Wealth Planning, will serve as treasurer, according to a Feb. 8 press release.

The board also welcomes Seema Donahoe, creative director at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and Allison Williams, APR, specialist, communications writer at UNR, as new members.

“The Discovery is extremely fortunate to have extraordinary leaders and community members on the board and their expertise and perspectives will be integral in navigating this next year,” Mat Sinclair, President/CEO of The Discovery, said in a statement. “While we have our work cut out for us, we will continue to work together and move forward with our commitment to being the place to experience science.”

In the coming year, the board will focus on a number of critical financial goals as the museum continues to navigate the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the release, as well as continuing to further the museum’s mission to inspire a love of science in all who visit.

“The community is rallying around the museum as an important resource for hands-on science education for our region,” Kendall said in a statement. “I look forward to working with our board of dedicated community leaders to ensure the museum’s impact continues to grow for years to come.”

A full list of the 2021 board members can be found at


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