CAPA Announces New Board President and Board Members
CAPA is delighted to announce that William (Bill) Drackett has been elected President of CAPA.
New board members - Maestro William Noll and Dr. John Watson
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" It is an honor to be selected to lead CAPA towards realizing our shared vision to develop a new cultural center to better serve the audiences and visual performing artists of Collier County," said Drackett. "Working together with our many cultural partners, we will build on the steady leadership and significant contributions of the late Chick Heithaus, CAPA's outstanding past president and great friend to the arts."

Drackett is president of The Drackett Group, TurnLeaf Property Management, Drackett-Ott Enterprises of Naples and Cincinnati, Ohio, Diamond D. Investments and Talon Development. He is a former board member of Windstar on Naples Bay Club and served on the Trinty by the Cove Episcopal Church grants commission.

Noll, an internationally known conductor and pianist, has held leadership positions with many Collier County cultural organizations. Some of these include serving as artistic director of the StayInMay Festival, Classic Chamber Concerts and Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra; as well as Opera Naples guest conductor and Bach Ensemble Music Director and conductor. He has performed in concert halls in the United States, Europe, Central America, Russia and China, and performed symphonic, choral and operatic repertoire at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Watson, a composer and music theorist by training, is a veteran of a 30-year career in independent school education. He most recently served as Head of School at Seacrest Country Day School. He is an independent consultant with Educational Directions, Inc. as well as his firm Marco Educational Consulting, LLC.