Board of Directors

Officers

  1. Victor Hershaft (Bolton Landing)
  2. President
  3. Michael Dier (Queensbury)
  4. Executive Vice President
  5. Matt Finley (Diamond Point)
  6. Vice President
  7. Cheryl Lamb (Bolton Landing)
  8. Vice President
  9. Robert de Buys (Hague)
  10. Treasurer
  11. Catherine Aiken LaBombard (Huletts Landing) Secretary

  12. Board of Directors
  1. Bruce Ashby (Lake George)
  2. Dan Behan (Bolton Landing)
  3. James N. Casaccio (Diamond Point)
  4. Daniel Davies (Dunham's Bay)
  5. Michael Della Bella, Sr. (Assembly Point)
  6. Michael Grasso (Lake George)
    H. Thomas Jarrett (Glens Falls)
    Karen Larkin (Cleverdale)
  1. Peter Menzies (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 (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.

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; Land Use Committee; Education & Outreach Committee.

JAMES N. CASSACIO (2014) – 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, Membership Committee; Events Committee

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

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: Past LGA Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Events Committee.

MICHEAL 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.

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:  Finance Committee and Water Recreation Committee

MADISON K. FINLEY (2014*) – Diamond Point  
Matt retired from Dutchess Community College as academic dean and associate professor of computer information systems. He is a professional jazz musician, recording artist and composer. Matt lives in Basin Bay in Bolton, and Dutchess County in downstate New York, where he was the past president of the Pine Plains Library Board and the past chair of the Pine Plains Democratic Party. He currently serves as the chair of the Board of Assessment Review. Education: Union (BA, cum laude), St. Rose (MA). Certified NYS teacher. Certified Computer Professional.
LGA Service: Vice President, Executive Committee; Chair, Human Resources Committee; Communications Committee; Water Recreation Committee.

MICHAEL GRASSO (2014*) – Lake George  
Mike lives on Assembly Point. He is a vice president and an owner of Cool Insuring Agency in Queensbury, NY. He previously worked for the Hartford Insurance Company. He is currently chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee and serves on the board of directors of Dunham's Bay Rod and Gun Club. For 17 years, Mike served on the boards of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission and the Schenectady Economic Development Corp, and has chaired both of these organizations. He also served on the board of directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mike is a licensed insurance and bond agent, certified property and casualty underwriter, and a certified insurance counselor. He is also a NRA pistol instructor and range safety officer.Education: Siena College (BS).
LGA Service: Education and Outreach Committee; Land Use Committee; Water Quality Committee; Floating Classroom Committee.

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 Wall Ranch. Education: University of Rochester.
LGA Service: Current President. Past LGA Executive Vice President; Chair, West Brook Committee; Executive Committee; Water Quality Committee; Events Committee; Membership 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.

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:  Past chair, Education/Outreach Committee & Water Quality Committee; Events Committee; Membership Committee.

CHERYL LAMB (2014*) – Bolton Landing  
Cheryl splits her time between Bolton Landing and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cheryl retired from business after 31 years as owner and operator of Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing. Cheryl is an accomplished pianist and volunteers for many charities both locally and in Florida. Education: SUNY Farmingdale (AS). Registered dental hygienist in New York and Florida.
LGA Service: Chair, 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: 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).

 

*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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