Board of Directors

Officers

  1. Victor Hershaft (Bolton Landing)
  2. President

  1. Michael Dier (Queensbury)
  2. Executive Vice President

  3. Dan Davies
  4. (Dunham's Bay)
  5. Vice President

  1. William Dutcher
  2. (Pilot Knob)
  3. Vice President

  1. Robert de Buys
    (Hague)
  2. Treasurer

  3. Catherine Aiken LaBombard
    (Huletts Landing) Secretary

  4. Board of Directors
  1. Bruce Ashby (Lake George)
  2. Dan Behan
    (Bolton Landing)
  3. Carla Burhoe (Diamond Point)
  4. James N. Casaccio (Diamond Point)
  5. Charles Crew(Assembly Point)
  6. Michael Della Bella, Sr. (Assembly Point)
  7. H. Thomas Jarrett
    (Glens Falls)
    Karen Larkin (Cleverdale)
  1. Peter Menzies (Bolton Landing)
  2. Alan J. Washington(Bolton Landing)

 

Counsel

  1. Matthew F. Fuller, Esq.

 

Emeritus Board

  1. Dr. Barbara Chick
  2. Alison Craig
  3. Buzz Lamb
  4. John Lynch
  5. George Singer

 

Advisory Board

  1. George Beaudoin
  2. Keith Ferguson
  3. Ray Freud
  4. Andrea Maranville
  5. Douglas Smith

 

 

Biographies (in alphabetical order)


Bruce Ashby rowing on Northwest Bay.

BRUCE ASHBY (2016) – Bolton Landing  
Bruce's professional experience includes sales and marketing for Eastman Kodak. He also created and owned S&W X-Ray of Rochester, NY. For eight months of the year, Bruce and his family reside in Bolton Landing. Bruce supported the purchase of the LGA's Floating Classroom boat, the Rosalia Anna Ashby. Education: University of Maryland (BS).
LGA Service: Membership Committee; Finance Committee; Events Committee; Floating Classroom Committee; Development Committee.

Dan Behan enjoying a cruise on the Lake.

DAN BEHAN (2016) – Bolton Landing  
Dan and his wife reside in Saratoga Springs and Bolton Landing. Dan is a project manager for Saratoga Prime Properties, and has 25 years of experience in marina management and development, including the Harris Bay Yacht Club in Cleverdale, and the Bolton Landing Marina. He is affiliated with the Northeast Marine Trades Association and is a former Rotarian in Saratoga Springs. Dan has been a member of the Zebra Mussel Task Force since it began in 2000. Education: SUNY Canton; Niagara University (BS, Business and Transportation Law; Certified Building Construction).
LGA Service: Past LGA Treasurer, Executive Committee; Chair, Floating Classroom Committee; Nominating Committee; Development Committee; Lake Saving Projects Committee; Education & Outreach Committee.
  CARLA BURHOE (2017) – Diamond Point  
Carla is a Lake George resident and is the second generation owner of Canoe Island Lodge with her husband Tom in Diamond Point. She sits on the board of the Adirondack Triathalon Club.  Education: Mount Holyoke College
LGA Service: Communications Committee
JAMES N. CASSACIO (2017) – Diamond Point
Jim has 18 years of experience in the human resource and software field. He is currently a salesperson with Premier Properties. He lives in Bolton Landing with his wife Tenee, who has lived in Bolton her entire life. Jim is a volunteer with the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.  Education:  Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI (degree in management)
LGA Service: Chair, Nominating Committee; Chair, Human Resources Committee; Membership Committee; Events Committee; Development Committee; Communications Committee.


Charlie Crew enjoying a boat ride on the Lake.

CHARLES CREW (2017) – Assembly Point
Charlie is the retired President & CEO of SABIC Innovative Plastics and worked in GE’s Plastics Division for more than 30 years. Currently, Charlie is a full-time Assembly Point resident and has a consulting practice located in New York. He serves on the boards of DuBois Company, The Double H Ranch, and The Council for Global Leadership at Villanova University.  Education: 
Villanova University (degree in marketing).
LGA Service: Communications Committee


Dan Davies is a volunteer diver with the North Queensbury Fire Company.

DANIEL DAVIES (2016*) - Dunham's Bay  
Dan is the co-owner of Davies & Davies and Associates Real Estate LLC. He has been actively selling real estate in and around Lake George since 1993. Dan is a past treasurer and president for the Warren County Real Estate Multiple Listing Service. He also is a past chief of the North Queensbury Fire Company and has served on the board of directors for the Warren County Association of Realtors. In 2009 he received the Realtor of the Year award from the Warren County Association of Realtors and in 2008 he received the Post-Star's 20 under 40 award. Education: Siena College (BS in Finance)
LGA Service:  Chair, Membership Committee; Development Committee.


Robert de Buys enjoying a cruise in his 1923 Lyman.

ROBERT R. de BUYS (2015*) – Hague 
Bob spent his professional career in the banking industry. He retired as senior vice president and chief credit policy officer with Wachovia Bank in Birmingham, Alabama. Bob was the commander of the 117th Intelligence Squadron of the Alabama Air National Guard and retired as Lt. Colonel. Bob was treasurer of the Hague Bicentennial Committee and the original archivist for the Hague Historical Museum. He currently serves on the finance committee of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Bob divides his time between Hague and Birmingham, Alabama. Education: University of Virginia (BA); University of Alabama (MBA).
LGA Service: Current Treasurer; Past LGA Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Events Committee.

MICHAEL DELLA BELLA, SR. (2016) - Assembly Point
Michael has been on Lake George at Assembly Point since 1983: first for weeks, then for the summers, and now full time.  He considers Lake George to be one of our great resources providing enjoyment for residents and visitors.  He is president of D’ELLA Automotive Group with headquarters in Queensbury, and locations in Ticonderoga and Plattsburgh.  He and his family are all very active in community charities and events.  He is past board member of the Glens Falls Hospital, Queensbury Economic Development Corporation, Regional TD Bank North, and a current board member of C.R. Wood Foundation.

Mike Dier enjoying a sunset cruise.
MICHAEL DIER (2015) - Queensbury
Mike worked for 23 years at Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co. attaining the level of Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Trust and Investment Group Head. He is presently employed at Stewart’s Shops Corp. in the accounting area. He is a past board member of the Glens Falls Senior Citizens Center, and has been active in charities, including the Tri-County United Way, The Helpers Fund, March of Dimes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He also served on the finance committee for The Tri-County United Way. Education: Hobart College (BA).
LGA Service: Executive Vice President; Chair, Finance Committee; Chair, Water Recreation Committee; Chair, Development Committee.


Bill Dutcher paddling on Lake George in March.

WILLIAM DUTCHER (2017) - Pilot Knob
Since 1983, Bill has been the owner and president of Americade Inc. His background includes decades of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations at Bultaco, AMF/Harley-Davidson, and Kamyr. He is affiliated with several boat and motorcycle associations. He is the recipient of many awards relating to Americade, including “Citizen of the Year” from the Adirondack North Country Association, and the “Tourism Partner Award” from the Adirondack Regional Council. Bill and his wife reside in Pilot Knob. Education: Harvard University (BA).
LGA Service: Vice President, Executive Committee; Lake Saving Projects Committee; Chair, Communications Committee; Water Recreation Committee; Nominating Committee; Floating Classroom Committee; Past Secretary.
  VICTOR HERSHAFT (2015*) – Bolton Landing
Victor and his family spend their summers in Bolton Landing. He spent his entire career in various capacities at Paxar Corporation and retired as president and chief operating officer in 2007. Paxar, which was founded by his father and uncle, was sold to Avery-Dennison Corporation in 2007. Victor is currently board vice president of Westchester Jewish Community Services and board chairman of the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch. Education: University of Rochester.
LGA Service: Current President. Past LGA Executive Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, West Brook Committee; Water Quality Committee; Events Committee; Membership Committee; Communications Committee.
  H. THOMAS JARRETT, PE (2016*) – Kattskill Bay
A year-round resident of Echo Bay in Kattskill Bay, Tom is the owner of Jarrett Engineers, LLC, a civil engineering and environmental consulting firm in Glens Falls. He is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, a number of local organizations, and formerly worked as a regional manager for C.T Male. Education: Cornell University (BS).
LGA Service: Water Quality Committee, Past LGA Vice President.

Cathy LaBombard measuring water quality.
CATHERINE AIKEN LaBOMBARD (2014) - Hulett’s Landing
Cathy lives in both Huletts Landing and Queensbury where she served for 10 years as a member of the Town of Queensbury Planning Board, and for two years on the Open Space Committee. Cathy taught high school science for 32 years and retired from Hadley Luzerne Central School. Education: Nazareth College (BS); SUNY Plattsburg (MA).
LGA Service: Current Secretary; Past chair, Education/Outreach Committee & Water Quality Committee; Events Committee; Membership Committee.
  KAREN LARKIN (2014) – Cleverdale
Karen works as a financial analyst for the Encompass Group of the Ayco Company, LP, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. She also served as the acting director of finance for a division of Fidelity, and a CPA for Price, Waterhouse & Coopers. Education: Boston College (BS), Babson College (MBA). Certified Public Accountant.
LGA Service: Past Chair, Finance Committee.
  PETER MENZIES (2016) – Bolton Landing
Pete is a long-time summer resident of Bolton Landing.  He works hard to make the environment around him a better one through his work on the boards of the Lake George Land Conservancy and the Westchester Land Trust.  Pete owns a gourmet market in Bedford, NY that specializes in local and artisanal food. Education: Colgate University (BA) and New York University (MS).
LGA Service: Membership Committee; Communications Committee
  ALAN J. WASHINGTON (2017) – Bolton Landing
Alan spends lots of time in both Bolton Landing and New York City. In Bolton, Alan loves spending time at his family home, swimming in Northwest Bay, and relaxing in the Mother Bunch. In NYC, Alan can be found in Brooklyn, leading the real estate and planning division of a local development corporation focused on economic growth in Downtown Brooklyn. Alan is an active alumnus of Dartmouth College and serves on the board of Harlem Academy. Education:
Dartmouth College (AB); New York University (MS).
  *Board members serve a three-year term, ending in the year shown. There is a maximum of two consecutive terms. Those completing a second consecutive term are marked with an asterisk.

 

 

 

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