BoardSource and Points of Light are pleased to announce that Peter Schmitz is the May 2013 Board Member of the Month. BoardSource and Points of Light created the Board Member of the Month award to honor outstanding individuals for their commitment to advancing the public good through exceptional nonprofit board leadership.
Peter serves as the board chair of Snow City Arts in Chicago, IL. Professionally, he is president & CEO of Astyx, Inc.
In nominating Peter for the Board Member of the Month Award, Cathy Skala, vice president of the Snow City Arts board and vice president of integration at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, noted that the following:
“Snow City Arts was founded 15 years ago by Paul Sznewajs. Paul was a fantastic executive director and made the difficult decision to leave Snow City Arts in 2011. Peter led the transition committee to search for a new executive director…Unfortunately in 2012, the recently hired executive director resigned…The board and staff believed in the great things that the organization did on a day-to-day basis, but they were mentally exhausted by the thought of searching for another executive director. Peter met the challenge by forming and leading a second transition committee….
In addition to his board responsibilities, Peter volunteered to serve as the interim acting executive director, assuring our donors and foundation supporters that we were committed to serving our youth…Further, he worked to ensure strong leadership of our board committees so that the governance and financial oversight of the organization was strong….