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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 1, 2020) – PARC, Inc. (Providing Advocacy and Recognizing Capabilities), has announced its 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors.

Mark A. Myers has been elected to the position of Board Chair and brings considerable knowledge and experience in strategic and financial planning for organizations. Prior to his retirement, he was with Duke Energy for more than 30 years. He served in senior financial officer roles providing business support for operations and directing strategic, financial and regulatory planning for the organization. He is a certified public accountant in Florida and a chartered financial analyst.

“We believe Mark’s exceptional leadership skills and strong commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities will be a great asset as we move forward during these challenging times,” said Karen Higgins, President and CEO of PARC.

Myers joined the PARC board in 2017 and has served on numerous committees including planning & operations, finance & investments and facilities. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice Chair of PARC. A native of St Petersburg, he is active in volunteering in the community.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the PARC board and I look forward to working with PARC to continue its leadership in developmental disabilities to achieve a community where all individuals live with dignity and are treated with respect,” Myers said.

PARC also elected Joseph (Joe) E. Blouin to serve on the board. He is a retired architect and most recently as served as Senior Vice President, Harvard Jolly Architecture. Blouin’s skills and experience include community service, program evaluation, education, instruction and facilities.

In addition to Myers, the officers of PARC’s board for 2020-2021 include Joel Manings, CRPC, Vice Chair and Beth A. Horner, Esq., Secretary/Treasurer.

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