For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Barlak, 973-539-4425

January 27, 2016

Peter Crnkovich Re-elected Chair; OhSang Kwon Joins The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – OhSang Kwon, a private investor who has spent his career in private equity and investment banking, has been elected to The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees. In addition, the non-profit school for the training of dogs to guide people who are blind or visually impaired re-elected its Board of Trustees officers for 2016. Peter N. Crnkovich, a Senior Adviser of Morgan Stanley, will once again serve as chairman. Crnkovich was first elected a trustee of the Morristown school in 2003, and served as Vice Chairman from 2009 to 2014, when he was elected as Chairman.

“I am really impressed with the entire Seeing Eye organization. I am honored to be involved with this group of such dedicated people who work tirelessly to fulfill a mission in which I have come to support wholeheartedly,” said OhSang Kwon. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and the senior management team and contributing in whatever way I can.”

“I am pleased to welcome OhSang Kwon to The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees,” said Dr. James A. Kutsch, President and CEO. “His background will provide some valuable insight to The Seeing Eye Board that will enhance our goal of fulfilling The Seeing Eye mission to breed, raise and train Seeing Eye dogs for people who are blind and visually impaired.”

Kwon was a founding partner of Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm, which he left in 2014 to invest on his own. Prior to Avista, OhSang spent his career at DLJ Securities Corp. and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Prior to his banking and private equity career, he clerked for the Hon. William C. Conner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. OhSang serves on the board of trustees of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is married with three sons. OhSang resides in New York, N.Y., holds a JD from Columbia Law School (1995) and an AB from Harvard College (1990).

In addition, the remaining officers were re-elected: Vice Chair Dr. Margaret E. L. (Peggi) Howard of Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Vice Chair Thomas Duffy of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; Secretary Julie Carroll of Englewood, Fla.; and Treasurer Robert Hamwee of New Vernon, N.J.

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email