Former Executive Director of Harborfest, Steve Fulton, has agreed to step in as the Interim Executive Director to lead the event through the 25th year of the festival on the last full weekend in July of 2012.
Fulton, is no stranger at all to the popular Oswego, New York event, as he served his term as Executive Director for four years in the mid 1990’s and has been a consultant and volunteer over the past dozen years.
Fulton had a distinguished career with the US Military before coming on board with the Harborfest staff the first time nearly two decades ago. He retired after twenty six years as a Commander from the US Navy. He followed that up as a US Military consultant for twelve years. For the past six years he has been a private consultant, still connected to the military, with activities in the Panama Canal.
Fulton looks forward to being involved again with annual waterfront Harborfest because of his background, knowledge and appreciation of the water. He looks to bring back some of the same details to the Harborfest staff that he did the first time he was at the helm. Fulton stated that he “likes the synergy of staff members doing what it is they have been hired to do.” He continued “when you take that approach, the sum of staff members’ individual effects or capabilities is greater when combined.”
The addition of Fulton comes on the heels of recently hired Dorothy Strahley (Vendor, Merchandise, Logistics) and Steve Pryor (Sponsorship, Membership, Media PR) who all join long time staff members Barb Manwaring (Business Manager) and Mike Petrilli (Volunteer Coordinator).
“Harborfest 25” during the summer of 2012 will run from July 26th through July 29th.