- Victor Hershaft (Bolton Landing)
- William Dutcher (Kattskill Bay)
- Executive Vice President
- MIchael Dier (Diamond Point)
- Vice President
Matt Finley (Diamond Point)
- Vice President
- Cheryl Lamb (Bolton Landing)
- Vice President
- Robert de Buys (Hague)
- Cathy LaBombard (Huletts Landing)
Board of Directors
- Salim Amersi (Lake George)
- James N. Casaccio (Diamond Point)
Daniel Davies (Dunham's Bay)
- Michael Grasso (Lake George)
H. Thomas Jarrett (Glens Falls)
- Karen Larkin (Cleverdale)
- Frank Lasch (Kattskill Bay)
- John Schaninger (Huletts Landing)
- Matthew F. Fuller, Esq.
- Dr. Barbara Chick
- Alison Craig
- Buzz Lamb
- John Lynch
- George Singer
- George Beaudoin
- Keith Ferguson
- Ray Freud
- William P. Gates
- Andrea Maranville
- Peter Menzies
- Douglas Smith
Biographies (in alphabetical order)
SALIM AMERSI (2013) – Lake George
Salim is a year-round resident of Lake George and has been the president of Surfside on the Lake Resort since 1984. He received the 2009 Watershed Stewardship Award from the Lake George Watershed Coalition. He is active in real estate investment and development in both Lake George and Quebec, Canada. In 1982, he launched a pharmaceutical company in the Congo, Africa. From 1978 – 1984, he imported textiles, spirits, appliances, electronics and more into the Congo from the USA, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He was born in Rwanda and raised in Kenya, England, and Canada.
LGA Service: Membership 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 McDonald Real Estate Professionals. 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)
DANIEL DAVIES (2013) – 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)
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: Executive Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Events Committee.
MICHAEL DIER (2015) – Bolton
Mike resides in Bolton with his wife Kathy. 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).
WILLIAM DUTCHER (2013*) – 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 College (BA).
LGA service: Vice President; Executive Committee; Lake Saving Projects Committee; Communications Committee; Water Recreation Committee; Nominating Committee; Floating Classroom Committee. Past Secretary.
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 (CCP).
LGA Service: Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, Human Resources Committee; Communications Committee; Water Recreation Committee. Past Webmaster.
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 Ranch.
LGA Service: Current President. Past Executive Vice President; Chair, West Brook Committee; Executive Committee; Water Quality Committee; Events Committee.
H. THOMAS JARRETT, PE (2013) – Kattskill Bay
A year-round resident of Echo Bay in Kattskill Bay, Tom is the owner of Jarrett Engineering, a civil engineering and environmental consulting firm in Glens Falls. He is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers and formerly worked as a project manager for C.T. Male and Associates, PC. Education: Cornell University (BS).
LGA Service: Water Quality Committee. Past Vice President.
CATHY LaBOMBARD (2014) - Huletts 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 29 years and retired from Hadley Luzerne Central School. Cheryl is a current CSLAP (Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program) volunteer. Education: Nazareth College (BS); SUNY Plattsburg (MA).
LGA Service: Past chair, Education/Outreach Committee; Past chair, Water Quality Committee; Past Events Committee; Past Membership Committee.
KAREN LARKIN (2014) - Cleverdale
Karen lives in Cleverdale. Karen works as a financial analyst for the Encompass Group of the Ayco Company, LP, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. Previously she worked as a finance director for Fidelity Investments and as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Education: Boston College (BS), Babson College (MBA).
LGA Service: Past chair, Finance Committee, Past Executive 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.
FRANK LASCH (2013) – Kattskill Bay
After discharge from the US Navy in 1960, Frank joined the Albany law firm of DeGraff, Foy, where he served as a partner until April of 2010. While in the navy, Frank served aboard two destroyer ships: the USS Robert Wilson and the USS Parsons. As past president of the USS Slater Museum in Albany, Frank helped restore the ship to her former glory. The USS Slater, a WWII destroyer and convoy ship, and the only one of her kind remaining, was loaned to the Greek Navy for forty years before returning to Albany. Frank has also served as president of the Lake George Club and the Fort Orange Club in Albany. Education: Cornell University Law School.
JOHN SCHANINGER (2013*) – Huletts Landing
John's professional background includes five years with the Darrin Freshwater Institute, including three years as a laboratory supervisor. He also worked for three years with Drew Chemical in industrial water treatment, and thirteen years with Cascade Control Corporation as a manufacturer’s representative and distributor for controls and instrumentation. John was a real estate agent with Better Way Realty and a representative and distributor for Tri Star. He also was a representative and distributor for Fluid Conditioning, selling industrial products. He resides in Huletts Landing and Clifton Park. Education: University of Wisconsin (BS).
LGA Service: Chair, Water Quality Committee; Nominating Committee; West Brook Committee. Past President (2005 - 2008); Past Executive Vice President.
*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.