Press release from the Office of Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; June 18, 2013:
Lt. Gov. Ramsey today announced the reappointment of Nancy De Friece to the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission.
“Only through a passionate study of history can a free people really know themselves. Our Tennessee State Museum serves as an invaluable resource to generations of Tennesseans who wish to study history and honor those who came before us,” said Ramsey. “Nancy De Friece has done an outstanding job on this commission. I am very pleased she has agreed to continue this important work.”
The commission was created in 2009 to oversee operations and establish the strategic direction of the state museum, with an emphasis on the educational and cultural enrichment of the citizens of the state. The mission of the commission is to work to ensure that the citizens of this state have access and exposure to museum collections and to promote the educational and cultural enrichment of citizens of the state.
De Friece is a former chairman of the Tennessee Arts Commission and a charter member of the Hands On! Regional Museum and served on the museum’s Business Council. She has received numerous honors, including the “Arts in Tennessee Award” presented by International Storytelling Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center’s Citizen’s Hall of Fame.
De Friece currently serves as president of Landmark Realty, Inc and as a managing partner of Sikorski-De Friece Properties.