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.

OFFICERS

Carla Burhoe
 (Diamond Point)
President
Peter Menzies
(Bolton Landing)
Executive Vice President
William Dutcher
(Pilot Knob)
Vice President
Bob de Buys (Hague)
Secretary/Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Caravella (Bolton Landing)
Charles Crew (Assembly Point)
Roy Davis
(Diamond Point)

Ginger Henry Kuenzel
(Hague)
Victor Hershaft
(Past President, Bolton Landing)
Dennis O’Connor
(Glens Falls)

Counsel

Matthew F. Fuller, Esq.
LGA Board of Directors Biographies (in alphabetical order)
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

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

ROY DAVIS (2022) – Diamond Point

Roy is the retired Corporate Vice President of Business Development for Johnson & Johnson, and retired president of the J&J Development Corporation, J&J’s venture capital arm. During his 28 years with J&J, he returned to Lake George again and again for down time during his hectic corporate life. Following his retirement, he joined advisory boards for medical companies and other businesses, and is co-Chair of the Rensselaer Greater NY Executive Council and a member of the Board of Trustees for RPI. Roy and his wife, Louise, are lifetime members of the Lake George Association.

ROBERT R. de BUYS (2022) – 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.

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.

GINGER HENRY KUENZEL (2019) – Hague

Ginger is the fourth generation of her family to live on Lake George. She grew up in Hague, moving to Washington, D.C, after graduating from Syracuse University to work as a speechwriter and legislative assistant for a U.S. Congressman. Early in her career, she moved to Munich, Germany, where she spent 20 years as a journalist and translator, always maintaining her close ties to Hague. Upon returning to the U.S., she worked in corporate communications for multinational companies in Boston and New York City, while also writing a monthly column for a German magazine about U.S. topics. In 2010, Ginger moved back to Hague full-time, where she continues her work as a freelance journalist, editor and translator. She has served as a member of the Hague Town Board and continues to serve on The Hague Chronicle Board, the Hague Historical Society Board and the Hague Sewer Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Hague Water Quality Awareness steering committee and serves on the LGA’s Water Quality Programs Committee.

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 (2020) – Bolton Landing

Pete is a long-time summer resident of Lake George who has a home in Northwest Bay. A former producer and director for MTV: Music Television, Pete switched gears in his forties and now owns a bookstore and a cafe with his wife Gretchen in Katonah, NY. He previously served on the Executive Committees of The Lake George Land Conservancy and The Westchester Land Trust. He currently serves on the boards of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and the Lake George Club Real Estate Company. Education: Colgate University (BA) and New York University (MS). LGA Service: Executive Vice President, Membership Committee; Communications Committee, Water Program

DENNIS O’CONNOR (2022) – Glens Falls

Dennis is a partner in the Glens Falls law firm McPhilips, Fitzgerald and Cullum and is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida. With a home in Glens Falls, he spends summers on Lake George.  His professional practice is devoted to estates and trust matters and elder law, and offers legal advice and assistance to snowbirds owning property in both states. Having formerly practiced law in Canada, Dennis is knowledgeable in Canada-U.S. cross-border estate planning issues, and is fluent in French.

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