Lenox— WAM Theatre has announced that two new members have joined the board of directors, Andrea Nunes and Deborah Brothers .

Andrea Nunes was born and raised in Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and holds degrees in International Business Management and Strategy. To inspire and motivate others, she draws from her personal experiences as a Latina overcoming barriers in corporate America and as a global citizen living and working across multiple continents and cultures.

Andrea spent 18 years with General Electric in senior HR leadership roles in the Industrial and Financial Services sectors, working in Latin America, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. At GE, she developed deep expertise in global talent management, organizational effectiveness, culture transformation, and change management. Between 2016-2021, Andrea was the Managing Director of Portfolio Talent at Centerbridge Partners. In this role, Andrea developed and implemented a comprehensive playbook of talent practices to drive senior executive talent acquisition and development, Board governance, and overall organizational effectiveness in the Private Equity firm’s portfolio companies. Andrea recently founded Lotus Talent Strategies, LLC, providing consulting services for Private Equity clients to elevate their portfolio talent standards with a focus on value enhancement and ease-of-use. In parallel, she is also exploring Board and Senior Advisory roles.

Andrea is a certified yoga instructor and meditation practitioner, and she strives to embody the teachings of mindful presence, compassion, and interconnectedness in the way she “shows up” in the world. She has a passion for supporting under-resourced communities to shape a new paradigm of leadership engagement that makes diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social responsibility, a reality in the workplace.

Deborah Brothers is a costume designer, educator, and maker. Her first production for WAM was The Bakelite Masterpiece in a co-production with Berkshire Theatre Group. Her most recent design for WAM was the online pandemic production of ROE. Deborah Brothers has taught in the theater department at Williams College in Williamstown for over three decades. She is a longtime member of the Costume Society of America and has served as Vice President of Awards and Grants and as an elected board member. She is a member of their DEAB (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and  Belonging) Committee and is the chair for the upcoming 50th year committee. She also is a member of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology).

She lives in Berkshire County with her husband. Originally from New Orleans, she holds a BA in Communications and Theater from the University of New Orleans and a Masters of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Design. Since 1994 she has been documenting, in video and photographs, about New Orleans Carnival as well as the recovery of the city since the devastating flooding from Hurricane Katrina.  She also creates masks and puppets in her continuing art practices.

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