Leadership

The Seeing Eye Leadership Team

Margaret E. Howard, D.Litt., President and Chief Executive Officer

Peggi Howard was named President & CEO on September 15, 2022, and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009. She holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.S.W. from Rutgers University and a D.Lit. from Drew University. Peggi was the Vice President of Administration and University Relations at Drew University. Peggi also served as New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Cabinet Secretary from 1984 to 1990. She lives in Whitehouse Station, N.J., with her husband. They have three adult children.

  

Glenn Cianci, Director of Facilities Management 
Glenn Cianci is the Director of Facilities Management, managing the operation of the Washington Valley, Morristown and Chester sites. Cianci joined The Seeing Eye in 2013.

Cianci previously served as a Facility Manager at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley, New Jersey. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

  

Peggy Gibbon, Director of Canine Development 
Peggy Gibbon is the Director of Canine Development overseeing early enrichment for newborn puppies at the Breeding Station, the Puppy Development Division, the Washington Valley kennels, and adoptions.

Gibbon joined The Seeing Eye in 1983 as an Apprentice Instructor. She was later responsible for teaching apprentice instructors for 10 years and managed the Puppy Development Division for a short time. Peggy has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cook College of Rutgers University.

  

James Hands, CFO & Director of Administration & Finance 
James Hands joined The Seeing Eye as Director of Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2021.

Hands, a resident of Keyport, New Jersey, was previously Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York-based international nonprofit organization. He has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

David Johnson, Director of Instruction & Training 
David Johnson is the Director of the Instruction & Training Department which encompasses the training of dogs, instruction of students, admissions, nursing staff, and follow-up services for graduates. Johnson has been with the organization since 1984, including eight years as a senior manager supervising teams of instructors.

Johnson is a New Jersey native and holds a degree in Animal Care from Becker College in Massachusetts.

  

Deborah Morrone-Colella, Director of Donor & Public Relations
Deborah Morrone-Colella is Director of Donor & Public Relations, overseeing all fundraising and communications programs. She joined The Seeing Eye in 2014.

Morrone-Colella previously served as Vice President of Development at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of Changing Our World, Inc. She also has served as Executive Director of Christian Health Care Center and as Vice President of Development at Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Moravian College.

  

C. Kyle Quigley, D.V.M., Director of Veterinary Medicine & Genetics
Dr. Kyle Quigley joined The Seeing Eye in January 2020 as an Attending Veterinarian, and was promoted to Director of Veterinary Medicine & Genetics in March 2022. Prior to joining The Seeing Eye, Dr. Quigley was Medical Director of Community and Shelter Medicine at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Dr. Quigley received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Kitts, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University in Massachusetts, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

 

Joseph Shiarappa, Director of Human Resources
Joe Shiarappa of Columbus, New Jersey, joined The Seeing Eye as Director of Human Resources in August 2022 with nearly 25 years of experience in Human Resources. Prior to joining The Seeing Eye, he served as Director of Human Resources for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. He also has been the Director of Human Resources for Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey, and for The Lawrenceville School. Previously, Shiarappa was Market Human Resources Manager for Walmart Stores, Inc., and Manager of Employment for the Raritan Bay Medical Center.

He holds a Professional In Human Resources (PHR) certification and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

 

The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees

The Trustees of the Board at The Seeing Eye dedicate themselves to pooling their skills in finance, management, veterinary health, advocacy and strategic development to ensure that The Seeing Eye and its mission endure for many years to come.

  

Vikram Agarwal
Vikram Agarwal is a shareholder in the law firm of Bean Kinney and Korman. His practice focuses on tax and corporate issues throughout the lifecycle of privately held organizations. Prior to joining his current firm, he served as a tax attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. Before working as an attorney, he served as a licensed CPA with Ernst & Young. Vikram received a B.A. in economics and a Master of Accountancy from The George Washington University, and holds a J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Pratibha, three young children, and two black Labs from The Seeing Eye.

  

Michael Amoruso, Esq.
Michael Amoruso concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Asset Preservation, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Guardianship. He was chosen as a 2010-2019 New York Metro Super Lawyer for Elder Law. From 2011-2019 he was named one of the Top 25 Westchester and Top 100 New York Super Lawyers among all practice areas and appears in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. In 2009, he received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation for his work in Elder Law and Special Needs Law. Mr. Amoruso was President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) 2018-2019 and in 2017 was elected to the NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners. In April 2016, Mr. Amoruso was named as a NAELA Fellow in recognition of his outstanding leadership and exceptional commitment to addressing the challenges faced by the Elderly and those with Special Needs. As an Officer of NAELA, Mr. Amoruso championed the passage of the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act through Congress and was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama to witness him signing the legislation into law. Mr. Amoruso is Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA") Elder Law Section and a three-time winner of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award for his efforts in furtherance of the rights of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities. He is a frequent source of quotes and opinions on issues facing the elderly and those with special needs by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, Reuters, New York Law Journal, AARP, Money, bankrate.com, and Jewish World Review. Lastly, Mr. Amoruso hosted the weekly “Eldercare on the Air” radio show on WFAS AM. Most importantly, however, Mr. Amoruso is the doting father of two beautiful daughters and husband to his incredible and loving wife, Sreelekha.

  

Karon C. Bales, T.E.P., C.S.
Karon is a founding partner of Bales Beall LLP whose experience speaks for itself. Her practice is centred on family law, wills and estates issues. Her experience in trial and appellate advocacy in family law and estate matters is extensive, particularly with those involving partnerships, business corporations and commercial issues. Karon also provides sound guidance with estate administration and planning, domestic and off-shore trusts, and succession planning for owners of family businesses. Her expertise also extends to mediations, as she's been conducting private mediations for over 10 years in the areas of family law and estate litigation – most often in cases where those two areas of the law intersect. Karon is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law and in Family Law. She has been listed in Best Lawyers – Canada since 2006. Karon is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Worldwide), a Fellow and Governor of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Karon is President-Elect of the IAFL Canadian Chapter. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School. Karon has extensive involvement in community charities, including currently as a Director and Chair of the Board of the Seeing Eye Organization (Canada), as a Trustee of the Seeing Eye Inc., past chair of Nightwood Theatre, which promotes Canadian women in contemporary theatre, a former Trustee of The United Way of Greater Toronto, North York General Hospital Foundation (past chair), and North York General Hospital Board (past vice chair).

  

Ari Benacerraf, Vice Chair

Ari Benacerraf is a Partner of Five Arrows Capital Partners (Rothschild & Co.) and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining FACP, Mr. Benacerraf was co-founder and Partner of Diamond Castle, where he played a leadership role as part of the Diamond Castle investment team and was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to Diamond Castle, Mr. Benacerraf served as a Managing Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, where he had been a Principal and a Vice President since 1995, and before that he served as a Vice President at Bankers Trust Company from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Benacerraf holds an MBA from The Johnson School of Management of Cornell University (1988) and a BA in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College (1985).

  

Rich Boulger

Rich Boulger spent 25 years with Accenture, the global consulting firm. He worked in multiple industries including energy, government, technology, telecommunications and public transit. After retirement from Accenture, he served as the founding Director of the Business Solutions Center at the University of Iowa. He was also the founding Business Director of the MBA Strategic Innovation Academy.

Additionally, he held several roles at the University of Arizona. He most recently served as a Lecturer in the Management Information Systems Department where he taught classes in the Master’s in MIS program, the full time and executive MBA programs and the Eller undergraduate program. He also served as an Assistant to the Dean for Corporate Relations.

Rich currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a BS from the University of California at Davis, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and an MS in Business Analytics from the University of Utah.

  

Cynthia R. Bryant, LL.M., Secretary

Cynthia Bryant is special Counsel at a government agency in Washington, D.C. Ms. Bryant holds certificates in mediation and negotiation from the Harvard Negotiation Institute, and serves as a collateral duty mediator in the Sharing Neutrals program, a D.C.-Baltimore federal government interagency mediation program designed to address workplace conflict. She received a B.A. in Creative Arts from Bradford College, a J.D. from the University of Kansas Law School, and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law. Ms. Bryant serves on the Board of Governors for the University of Kansas Law School with active participation in the law school's 6th Semester Abroad program in D.C., and is a member of the Washington foreign Law Society, the American Bar Association, the African American federal Executive Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ms. Bryant is a member of the bars of Missouri, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of The Seeing Eye.

  

Thomas Duffy, Chair
Thomas Duffy is retired after serving as the Global Chief Operating Officer, Audit for KPMG LLP. Mr. Duffy also served as the Managing Partner of the KPMG Global Solutions Group. Prior to that, he served as the National Managing Partner, Audit for KPMG LLP’s U.S. Firm. He is a member of the AICPA and is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Duffy holds a B.S. in accounting from St. Peter’s University. He has served as chair of The Seeing Eye's Board of Trustees since December 2016. He lives in Franklin Lakes, N.J., with his wife Debbie.

  

Ira H. Fuchs

Ira H. Fuchs is an internationally known authority on innovative technology solutions for higher education and is a co-founder of BITNET, an important precursor of the Internet and JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to archiving and providing access to important scholarly journals.

He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2017. Since 2012 he has been President of BITNET, LLC a consulting firm specializing in online learning and other applications of technology in higher education.

Mr. Fuchs was Vice President for Computing and Information Technology at Princeton University from 1985-2000 and Vice President and Program Officer for Research in Information Technology at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2000-2010. From 2010 until 2012 he was Executive Director of Next Generation Learning Challenges.

He is currently a Director/Trustee of The Philadelphia Contributionship and Ithaka Harbors Inc. He was also a Founding Trustee of JSTOR, USENIX, the Internet Society and a former Trustee of Mills College, Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University Press, the Open Source Applications Foundation, Princeton Public Library, and the Global Education Learning Community.

He lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife, Karen.  

  

Susan E. Gnall
Susan is a Senior Vice President and co-founder of the Mount Kemble Wealth Management Group in Harding, New Jersey. Susan specializes in finding creative and customized planning and investment solutions to the challenges that are unique to multigenerational families. Susan transitioned her team in 2009 following her 15 year career at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her wealth management days, Susan had run a family business, restructuring its financing and preparing it for an eventual sale to a large competitor. Her previous experience was in corporate and strategic planning for International Paper and General Foods Corporation. Susan earned a B.A. degree in economics from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA degree in finance from New York University.

Outside of work, Susan continues her relationship with Holy Cross as a longtime member of The President’s Council. She also serves on the Morgan Stanley Western New Jersey Complex Women’s Council. Prior to joining The Seeing Eye Board, Susan volunteered her time on the Woman’s Association at The Seeing Eye.

Susan and her husband Greg reside in Morristown, have two adult sons and their yellow lab, Kendall. They love to spend time with family and friends at their home in Maine.

  

John Gogarty
John Gogarty is president of Coyne Public Relations, one of the top independent PR firms in the country. Based in Parsippany, NJ and New York, Coyne boasts 150 employees and a roster of some of America’s favorite brands and companies.

John has created integrated consumer marketing programs for a wide range of clients including Keurig, Dr Pepper, Disney Parks & Resorts, Hard Rock International, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Hilton, Beam Suntory, Bayer, Pfizer, Banfield Pet Hospitals, Zoetis, and Goodyear. He provides strategic direction for the accounts, ranging from crisis communications and product launches, to press trips and editor events. His creativity, industry knowledge and extensive media prowess make him an indispensable member of the Coyne PR senior management team. Additionally, John heads up Coyne’s corporate and crisis communications and issues management work, handling top clients from Heathrow Airport and Daytona International Speedway to Colonial Pipeline, Lakeland Bank, Just Born, Hard Rock and Del Monte.

A graduate of Saint Peter’s University, John lives with his wife Ali and their two children, Leo and Georgia in Morristown, NJ.

  

Rebecca Green, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Rebecca Green graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Zoology) in 1990 from the University of California at Davis. She then went to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in which she received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. From 1994-1995, Dr. Green completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, she completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Green worked close to 20 years in the internal medicine department at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital . While at RBVH, she received referrals from veterinarians throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She has lectured to referring veterinarians and intern classes on topics such as canine hepatopathy, canine and feline enteropathies, and feline hyperthyroidism. In 2018, Dr. Green left RBVH to create her own consulting business- Veterinary IM Consults. She performs abdominal ultrasounds and internal medicine consultation for a local veterinary clinic. She reviews ultrasound studies and internal medicine cases for Oncura Partners Diagnostics. Dr. Green is also an internal medicine consultant for Rayne Nutrition. She lives in Scotch Plains, N.J. with her husband, three children, and a small terrier.

  

Margaret "Peggy" Grow

Peggy Grow has had a long and successful career in events management for the travel and pharmaceutical sectors (Pan American Airways, American Home Products, Pfizer). She holds a B.A. from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. Peggy retired from corporate life in 2020.

Her passion for dogs and the mission of The Seeing Eye led her to become a volunteer in 2003 and has continued for 19 years and counting. She works as a puppy raiser, an escort to families on their puppy’s Town Walk, and at the breeding station in Chester.

Peggy and her husband have raised twelve puppies. She also participates in animal-assisted interventions with retired guide dogs, including two of her former foster puppies.

Peggy’s involvement with dogs expanded beyond The Seeing Eye. For seven years, she was manager of the Soothing Paws Program for animal-assisted interventions at the Morristown Medical Center. Peggy oversaw more than eighty volunteer human-animal teams that provided comfort, kindness and hope to patients, their families and the hospital staff.

Peggy also volunteers as a tutor through Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, and telephone reassurance calls through Jewish Family Service.

She and her husband Steve live in Morristown with their three dogs Polar, and retired guide dogs Trevor and Kelly.

  

David Hertz
David Hertz is the President and CEO of Sealy Mattress Company of New Jersey. He started there in 1990 in the position of Vice President/General Counsel. Mr. Hertz is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Bunker Hill Special Improvement District Board of Directors in Paterson, NJ, a Board upon which he has served since 1995. Mr. Hertz was the National Co-Chair of Annual Giving at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 2013-2016. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1988) and a B.A. in English from the University of Rochester (1985). Mr. Hertz is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and resides in Saddle River with his wife, Sharyl. They have three adult children and a wonderful English Bulldog named Jackpot.

  

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean served as Governor of New Jersey from 1982 through 1990 and as President of Drew University from 1990 through 2005. In 2002, he was selected to head the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. He then served as chairman of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, a nonprofit entity created with private funds to continue the Commission's work of guarding against future attacks. Governor Kean is Vice Chair of the Environmental Defense Fund and Vice Chair of the National Committee of U.S. China Relations. He also is the Chairman of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  

Karen Keninger
Karen Keninger is the Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, a Division of the Library of Congress. Before assuming this position in 2012, she served as Director of the Iowa Department for the Blind and before that as regional librarian for the Iowa Library for the Blind. Ms. Keninger has presented at national and international venues on topics related to blindness, library service, braille literacy, computer training, and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty. Ms. Keninger initiated Project ASSIST, a nationally recognized project to create and distribute training materials for blind computer users.

She earned a B.A. from Drake University in Journalism and an M.A. from Iowa State University in business and technical writing. She also studied library science at the University of Iowa. She partnered with Doodie, her first Seeing Eye dog when she was 16, and now lives in Newton, Iowa, with Jimi, her seventh.

  

Catherine A. Kiernan, Esq.
Cathy Kiernan is Principal of CKiernanLaw, LLC. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and General Counsel at Seton Hall University until December 2019. She joined Seton Hall in 1989 and established the University's first in-house legal department. She managed all of the University's legal affairs. In addition, she was responsible for risk management, regulatory compliance, and internal audit. She was also a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Ms. Kiernan holds a B.A. in English from Montclair State University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was also an associate editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. She is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Ms. Kiernan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick C. Kentz, III, New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, and was also in private practice for several years at Whipple, Ross & Hirsch. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Higher Education Committee. Cathy resides in Manasquan, N.J., with her husband Bill, daughter Elizabeth, and goldendoodles, Chessa and Hazel.

  

OhSang Kwon, Treasurer
OhSang Kwon is a private investor who has spent his career in private equity and investment banking. OhSang 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, NY. He is married with three sons. OhSang holds a JD from Columbia Law School (1995) and an AB from Harvard College (1990).

  

Thomas Mackenzie
Thomas Mackenzie is a Partner in KPMG USA and currently leads KPMG Global Solutions Group - Audit, with responsibility for solution development and deployment of KPMG Audit Global Audit solutions, including solution innovation, business design and development of the KPMG Audit solutions, with a focus on technology enablement and automation through use of data and new approaches.

  

Michael B. McKitish
Michael B. McKitish, now the Assistant Head for Finance and Operations for the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., previously served as the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs at Drew University; prior to that, he worked for many years for the State of New Jersey, primarily in the Treasury Department, where he served as Associate Deputy Treasurer and Acting GSA Administrator; General Services Administration Administrator and Acting Director of Purchase & Property; and Chief Fiscal Officer. He also is a former School Board Member in Washington Township (Mercer County) and former Treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County.

  

Michael H. Mittelman, OD, MPH, MBA, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, inducted in July 2013 as the sixth president of Salus University (established by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry), brings a remarkably unique global perspective to Salus University, American professional medical education, and the rapidly changing landscape of research and healthcare delivery. Beginning as a Navy optometrist following his 1980 graduation from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Mittelman served with distinction for more than three decades in the U.S. Navy in a succession of increasingly responsible, mission-critical command positions. Prior to his appointment by the Salus University Board of Trustees, Dr. Mittelman was Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy and had achieved the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half). His exemplary career included posts around the world – covering land, sea and air responsibilities – as he became one of the most influential medical professionals to serve in the American military.

Dr. Mittelman, a New York native (City of Long Beach, Nassau County), earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville University in 1975, a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1990, and most recently, a Master of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He graduated from the Naval War College non-resident program in 1991. The father of three daughters, he and his wife now reside in Pennsylvania.

  

Susan Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Pomerantz is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan. Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Pomerantz was a civilian intelligence officer with the US Army and a senior intelligence officer with the US Defense Intelligence Agency. She earned a BA in International Studies from Emory University, an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University. She trained in three college counseling centers and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology. Dr. Pomerantz was an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Seton Hall University. She also directed and implemented disability awareness programs in elementary schools in New Jersey. Dr. Pomerantz has two adult children and lives in Manhattan with her Seeing Eye dog, Nelson, and retired Seeing Eye dog, Logan.

  

Charles Vite, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Charles Vite is a Professor of Neurology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a veterinary neurologist and scientist he has a longstanding research focus on developing novel therapies for rare pediatric neurological diseases in dogs and cats, and actively translating these therapies to human patients. He serves on NIH study sections and is a member of several scientific advisory boards for rare diseases. His emphasis is to build bridges between biomedical sciences, government, pharmaceutical industries, and the FDA in order to bring new therapies to patients. He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife, three boys, three horses, five dogs, and eight cats.

Hugh A. D'Andrade, Honorary Trustee
Hugh D'Andrade has been involved with The Seeing Eye since 1998, and a Trustee since 2000. He holds degrees from Rutgers University and Columbia Law School. D'Andrade is retired from his role as Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Schering-Plough Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Drew University and a past member of the Overlook Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the American and New Jersey Bar Associations. D'Andrade resides in Summit, N.J.

  

Mike Ranger, Honorary Trustee
Michael W. Ranger served on The Seeing Eye’s Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2013, including as Chairman of the Board from 2005 through 2009, and was named an honorary trustee in December 2016. He is a director at Covanta and co-founder and senior managing director of Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Prior to that, he was co-chairman of DLJ Global Energy Partners; he previously was head of the Domestic Power Group at Credit-Suisse First Boston, group head of Global Energy & Power at DLJ, a senior vice president in the Energy & Utility Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and was a member of the Utility Banking Group at Bankers Trust. He is a trustee emeritus at St. Lawrence University and is a member of the board of Morristown-Beard School. He holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.