GAIL R. SOLOMON INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF THE OLD SLATER MILL ASSOCIATION
(Pawtucket, RI)?? At its 95th annual meeting on June 16, the membership of the Old Slater Mill Association voted to elect Gail R. Solomon of Pawtucket, RI as president of the Board of Trustees.
Solomon is the first woman to be elected to the office in the organization???s 95-year history.
???This is an exciting time for Slater Mill, and we are very happy to have Gail Solomon lead the organization as the new Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park continues to take shape,??? said Lori Urso, executive director.
Gail Solomon was born in Providence, and grew up in Pawtucket, where she attended Pawtucket West High School. After graduating from Brown University, she held a position in fashion management at the former Abraham and Straus department store in New York City. She returned home to study at RI School of Design, which led to a career in graphic design ??? nine years with Studio John Clark, and eighteen years on her own. Recently she accepted the position of designer for JWU Magazine at Johnson & Wales.????
Solomon also holds the position of Class President for the Brown University Class of 1976, and Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth-El in Providence.?? She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Old Slater Mill Association since 2012.
???Slater Mill remains a potent and living symbol of the ingenuity, hard work and sacrifice upon which America was founded and continues to prosper. Its timeless lessons serve to enlighten and inspire new generations of innovators and entrepreneurs, while also reminding us of the moral obligation to value and protect workers. It is a privilege to be a steward of this proud and complex heritage,??? said Solomon.
The Old Slater Mill Association was founded in 1921 to acquire the 1793 Slater Mill, preventing its demolition.?? In the 1970s, After the Association acquired the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House, and restored the 1810 Wilkinson Mill, the site was designated a National Historic Landmark District by the U.S. Department of the Interior.?? For more information visit slatermill.org.