Camden Conference Announces New President
The Camden Conference is pleased to announce that Peter Imber has been elected President. Peter moved to Maine in 2010 with his Rockland-born wife, Jo Dondis, after a 28-year career in network television news. For most of that time he was a producer for ABC News and covered national and international stories while based in Los Angeles. His work was nominated for National News Emmys four times, winning once. He has also received a DuPont-Columbia Award and a National Press Club Award. Peter graduated from Dartmouth College, and lived in Israel in the 1970s where he was a member of a kibbutz and served in the Israel Defense Forces. After returning to the US, he received an MFA from UCLA in Motion Picture/Television Production. He has taught several classes at Belfast Senior College. Peter and his wife have three children.
Peter brings enthusiasm for the Conference and a can do attitude that will be appreciated by the Board of Directors and staff. “I’ve discovered the absolutely best way to become part of a community as a retiree looking for something to do– volunteer! In Maine more than most places you can actually make a difference!”
Filling out the officers for the organization, John Davidson who has spent over 35 years in the investment management industry holding positions as CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Economist, and Portfolio Manager will continue as Treasurer. Emily Lusher who has worked in marketing and market research for over 30 years for corporations, small businesses and nonprofits will continue as Secretary.
This February’s Conference, “Russia Resurgent” was a sellout at all three venues and was very positively received. Videos of all talks at the Conference are available online at the Conference website www.camdenconference.org. The 29th Annual Conference, to be held February 19-21, 2016, will examine the wide range of issues in Africa. Specific topics and speakers will be available on the website as they are developed.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend Conference. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org.