I am employed at the New England Historic Genealogical Society and must say that I am delighted that two expert genealogists I have known for years are stepping into management roles there. I expect that friends of Pauline Cusson and Laura Prescott will join me in offering congratulations.
Here is the announcement from NEHGS:
Staff Announcements at NEHGS
Two positions were recently filled at the New England Historic Genealogical Society: Director of Membership and Director of Marketing.
Pauline Cusson joined the staff of the Society in July as Director of Membership. She comes to NEHGS after fourteen years with the Boston Harbor Cleanup Project. Pauline is a genealogist with many years of leadership within the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, New Hampshire. The ACGS focuses on helping Americans with French Canadian and Acadian roots trace their ancestry. It is one of the largest specialty research libraries in the country serving French-Canadian researchers with New England ties.
Pauline has served as editor of the American-Canadian Genealogist, the official journal of the ACGS, since the fall of 2000. She served as president of the ACGS from 1990 to 1993, where, during her final term, she was instrumental in leading the board of directors in the purchase of a headquarters and research library building in Manchester. The facility opened in April 1994 in conjunction with the New England Regional Genealogical Conference. Pauline was also the society's recording secretary from 1988-89 and coordinated its Twenty-fifth Anniversary Conference in September of 1998. She is also a delegate to the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) where she participated in the planning and presenting of four past conferences.
Laura Prescott is now Director of Marketing for NEHGS. Laura has worked for NEHGS for over five years in several positions including membership director, educational services coordinator, and, most recently, manager of the Society's new membership campaign. She will be responsible for marketing the Society's benefits and programs to its membership and the general public with the goal of increasing membership.
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Laura received her B.A. in History in 1980 from Dartmouth College. She has a marketing and public relations background. She lectures and writes for national audiences on a variety of genealogical topics and is also a contributing editor for New England Ancestors magazine.