RUPCO names Lawrence-Bauer to development post
Kingston — Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) Executive Director Kevin O’Connor announced that Joan Lawrence-Bauer has joined the organization’s staff as Director of Communication and Resource Development.
In that capacity, Lawrence-Bauer will take a leadership role in both internal and external communication with all agency stakeholder groups. She will also help develop new resources and partnerships for the 30-year-old housing and community development agency.
“Joan brings a unique combination of experience and enthusiasm to RUPCO,” said O’Connor in making the announcement. O’Connor said Lawrence-Bauer will develop content for all traditional media outlets and will also involve RUPCO more in new-media and social networking initiatives of the electronic age. “RUPCO is a multi-faceted organization with five unique business lines and stakeholder groups ranging from more than 2,000 individuals served, local contractors doing rehabilitation projects, and business owners who need a stable housing market for their employees. It’s a complex story to tell and we know Joan will help streamline those efforts.”
Lawrence-Bauer is a past Board Chair of the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Ulster County Development Corporation Board and of the Delaware County Industrial Devel-opment Agency.
She has spent more than 30 years in business development, management and communication, working in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors, including four years of service for the Kingston Housing Authority and four years of service with the MARK Group in Margaretville where she is currently a member of the Margaretville Hospital Board of Directors.
She has also been an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Ulster and at SUNY New Paltz where she is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the School of Business and was named to the school’s Hall of Fame in 2004.