MCL Board Welcomes Hoyt and Powers as New Members
The Manchester Community Library welcomes Tony Hoyt and Michael Powers to its Board of Trustees. Both bring a wealth of experience in business and service and share a long-standing commitment to supporting community life in Manchester.
Born in New York City, Hoyt first visited Manchester in the early 50s when he came to ski with his aunt and uncle. In 2006, his aunt, Lynn Hoyt, left the organization nearly $2.3 million, as dictated by her will, allowing the Board to move forward with building a new home. “My aunt’s generous gift to the Library sparked my interest in wanting to see the new library project through to completion, and once built, the idea of continuing to work with the talented staff and help insure the continued success of the MCL led me to decide to serve on the Board.” For over 40 years, Hoyt enjoyed an accomplished career, serving as publisher at Hearst Corporation for Cosmopolitan and Redbook.He later joined American Media as senior vice president and publisher of the National Enquirer and Star. He also serves on the Board of Hildene, on the Marketing Board for the Magazine Publisher’s of America, the Headmaster’s Advisory Board for Pomfret School, The Vestry of Saint Bartholomew’s Church in New York City and the Advertising Club of New York.
A tenth generation Vermonter, Powers also shares a family tradition of supporting the community. After college, he returned to take over W.H. Shaw Insurance, a company founded by his grandparents, where he worked until his retirement in 2010. His past public service includes terms on the Manchester Planning Commission and Zoning Board, Vermont District Environmental Commission, Manchester School Board, Merck Forest and Farmland Foundation and the Vermont Independent Insurance Agents Association. He currently serves on the boards of Hildene, Burr and Burton and the Manchester Historical Society.
“Mike Powers and Tony Hoyt …each bring unique perspective and experience to the organization,” said Linda McKeever, president of the Board. “We look forward to how their contributions will help move the Library forward in the years to come.”