Norwalk, CT -- The Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project (N/NSCP) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Catherine Murchie and Robin Stein.
Catherine Murchie of Norwalk, is an investor relations officer at MasterCard in Purchase, New York, who previously was director of International Business for the New York City Chamber of Commerce and a program manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supporting international humanitarian relief and emerging market development programs. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. from the George Mason University School of Public Policy in Virginia.
Robin Stein of Stamford, had previously been a member of the N/NSCP Board in the organization’s early years during the late 1980s. He is the retired Planning Director of the City of Stamford and currently serves as the Chairman of the Connecticut Siting Council. Robin holds a B.A from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Peace Corps in 1966 and served in Chile for three years, where he met his wife, Silvia, a Chilean refugee from the Pinochet dictatorship.
"The Sister City Project is very pleased to have Catherine and Robin join our Board of Directors, as they both bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our work in Nagarote," said Tish Gibbs, the group's executive director.
The Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project, founded in 1986, is a partnership for sustainable community development between the people of Nagarote, Nicaragua, and the Greater Norwalk Area of Connecticut. We seek to build friendship and understanding between the people of the greater Norwalk area and Nagarote and break the cycle of poverty in Nagarote’s poorest barrios. Our sustainable development projects for youth, housing, reforestation, scholarships, preschool, and micro-loans help the people of Nagarote help themselves. Each year, visiting delegations support technical and cultural interaction.