Zelinda Makepeace Douhan and Joanna Makepeace Bennett, who have each been members of the A.D. Makpeace Company Board of Directors since 1995, retired from the Board at the Annual Shareholders Meeting held May 2.
Board Chair Robert Karam and Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the company, each recognized Mrs. Douhan and Mrs. Bennett for their contributions to the company.
“I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with these two smart, insightful women,” Mr. Karam said.
Mr. Hogan said to Mrs. Bennett, “You made me feel welcome at a time when I am sure it was hard for you and your family to turn over the reins of the company to the first non-family member since its founding.” To Mrs. Douhan, he said, “I am sure everyone who knows you can speak to your attention to detail and your research and preparation. That ethic has made all of us work smarter.”
Each was presented with a framed photo taken on the company property. Mrs. Douhan’s photo was of the Russell Piece bog, named for her father, and Mrs. Bennett’s was of the Maple Springs property where her family frequently enjoyed picnics.
They were also presented with custom-designed vases made by Anchor Bend Glassworks, with “cranberry and cream” glass etched with the company logo and hand-engraved with their names. A video of the vases being produced is available here.