Lake George Association Board of Directors

The Lake George Association Board of Directors are volunteers, serving the Lake’s residents, businesses and municipalities with their time and their talents. We thank them for their service in protecting Lake George, supporting the staff of the Lake George Association and in promoting the benefits of Lake-Friendly Living.

Download the Association’s bylaws.

Board members serve a three-year term, ending in the year shown.


Carla Burhoe
 (Diamond Point)
Peter Menzies
(Bolton Landing)
Executive Vice President
Dan Davies (Dunham’s Bay) Vice President
William Dutcher
(Pilot Knob)
Vice President
Dan Behan
(Bolton Landing) Secretary
Bob de Buys (Hague)


Bruce Ashby (Bolton Landing)
Mary Caravella (Bolton Landing)
Bob Case
(Bolton Landing)
Charles Crew (Assembly Point)
Michael Della Bella, Sr. (Assembly Point)
Victor Hershaft
(Past President, Bolton Landing)
Matthew F. Fuller, Esq.
LGA Board of Directors Biographies (in alphabetical order)

BRUCE ASHBY (2019) – 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 (2019) – Bolton Landing   Dan and his wife live 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 (2020) – 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: LGA Board President, Communications Committee


MARY CARAVELLA (2021) – Bolton Landing  Mary is an Associate Professor in Residence at the UConn School of Business, where she teaches marketing strategy in the MBA program and professional sales in the undergraduate program. She splits her time between Connecticut and Cotton Point in Bolton. Education: Marquette University (BS) Harvard Business School (MBA, DBA) LGA Service: Communications Committee


BOB CASE (2020) – Bolton Landing Bob was introduced to Lake George as a Turtle Island camper in the summer of 1957, unaware that his future wife Linda, a pretty little ten year old blonde, was even then “Surfing” Mohican waves, as a summer resident of Hague. In the mid-1990s, Bob and Linda purchased a lakeside cabin in Northwest Bay where all weekend and leisure time was spent. Three years ago, they moved to the shores of Basin Bay, where they enjoy three seasons, wintering on Siesta Key in Florida. Bob is the retired President/CEO of Reed-Lane Inc., a leading pharmaceutical contract packager in Wayne N.J., where he spent his entire career. He continues to serve on the RLI Board, and for many years, on the Board of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council of Washington D.C. He is an active member of the Chestertown Rotary Club, supporting many local charities.


CHARLES CREW (2020) – 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, the Board of Restaurant Technologies Inc., and The Council for Global Leadership at Villanova University.  Education: Villanova University (degree in marketing). LGA Service: Communications Committee


DANIEL DAVIES (2019) – 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 has served on the board of directors for the Warren County Association of Realtors and is also is a past chief of the North Queensbury Fire Company. 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 R. de BUYS (2019) – 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 Board of Directors of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and on its finance committee. Bob divides his time between Hague and Birmingham, Ala. 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. (2019) – 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.


WILLIAM DUTCHER (2020) – Pilot Knob Now semi-retired, Bill is the founder 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 sailboat and motorcycle associations and volunteers his time at the Double H Ranch ski program. 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 (Past President) – 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 immediate past board chairman of the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch. Education: University of Rochester. LGA Service: Current Past President. Past LGA Executive Vice President; Executive Committee; Chair, West Brook Committee; Water Quality Committee; Events Committee; Membership Committee; Communications Committee.


PETER MENZIES (2019) – 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: Executive Vice President, Membership Committee; Communications Committee

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