Kit Barrow of Boston, MA, is a founding partner of Seaward Management Limited Partnership, an investment counseling firm. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, and a member of several professional societies, he has worked in the financial services industry for over forty years. Volunteer interests have primarily been in community, education and the environment. Current involvement includes the Miramichi Salmon Association and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI).
Buff Bohlen of Washington, D.C. is retired from the U.S. government. He was Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the State Department. He served earlier as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Interior Department where he supervised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, and later as special advisor to the Secretary of Interior. He has also been Senior Vice President at World Wildlife Fund and an embassy officer in Egypt and Afghanistan. He currently serves on the board of Ocean Conservancy. He received ASF's Lee Wulff Salmon Conservation Award in 2002 for his work on the salmon conservation agreement with Greenland.
BONCZEK, ROBERT R.
Bob Bonczek of Chapel Hill, NC is co-founder and President of AspenTree Capital, a financial services firm. He is also a co-founder, President & CFO of b3 bio, inc. and MedBlue Incubator. Formerly, he served in various management positions at DuPont and Conoco. Mr. Bonczek serves/has served on several boards of public and private companies and charitable organizations. He was a co-founder of the Wildlife Habitat Council. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his law degree from the University of North Carolina and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Sutter Salmon Club on the Miramichi River.
BRYAN, VEN. ROBERT A.
Bob Bryan (Honorary Director) of Bulwer, Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec, is Founding Chairman of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Inc.; and is Archdeacon Emeritus of the North Shore (Quebec) Anglican Church of Canada. Archdeacon Bryan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Seaplane Pilots (International). He was the first American to receive L’Ordre du Mérite (North Shore, Quebec). He is President of the Tabusintac Club, Ltd., N.B., a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Atlantic Flyway Council. Archdeacon Bryan received his B.A. from Yale University, and M. Div. from the Yale Divinity School.
BUCKLEY JR., CHRISTOPHER H.
Chris Buckley is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. He is a retired former partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, one of the largest law firms in the United States. Mr. Buckley founded and chaired the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group whose clients have included many Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Buckley devotes considerable time to pro bono activities. He represented the Atlantic Salmon Federation in its successful petition to have the Atlantic salmon listed as an endangered species in the few remaining Maine rivers in which it spawns. He is Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), Executive Committee of the Everglades Foundation and the Board of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Environmental Law Institute. He has also served as President of the Barker Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency in Washington, D.C. Mr. Buckley has been a fly-fisherman for almost his entire life, and has fished for Atlantic salmon in North America and Europe for more than twenty-five years. He also fishes for Steelhead in British Columbia and Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish in Florida. He owns a home on Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
BULLOCK Jr., WILLIAM C.
Bill Bullock of Orrington, ME, is a financial consultant and retired Chairman and Founder of Merrill Merchants Bank. After a 50-year career in banking and money management, he continues to serve as an investment consultant to a number of private and public institutions in Maine and New England. He has served as a Director of a number of Maine and New England businesses, including Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, The Courier-Gazette, Maine Capital Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Mr. Bullock is a graduate of Phillips Academy, holds a B.A. from Yale University, and attended the New York University Graduate School of Business. He is active in civic and community affairs and has served as President of the Yale Alumni Associations of Eastern Maine and Darien/New Canaan, Connecticut. He is past President of the Maine Bankers Association and has been active in the affairs of the American Bankers Association. Mr. Bullock is active in numerous conservation associations, and is a member of a number of angling organizations, including the Anglers Club of New York, the Miramichi Salmon Association, the Gatineau Fish & Game Club, and was a member and past President of the Megantic Fish and Game Club. His wife Dede is an avid angler and they have four grown children, Wendy, Martha, Sarah and William III.
BYERS, W. RUSSELL
CALDER, DONALD G.
Don Calder has been Chairman of Clear Harbor Asset Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, since 2010. Prior to joining Clear Harbor he was President of G. L. Ohrstrom & Co., Inc. where he worked since 1965. He was active in the acquisition and management of various Ohrstrom related companies and was Chairman or CEO of: Dorset Corporation, Valentine Pulp and Paper, Flexi-Mat Corp., Tritex Corp, VIP Corp., Symmetry Medical, Harrow Corp., Leach Corp. and Florida Heat Pump. He was a Director of four New York Stock Exchange companies including: Brown-Forman Corporation, Carlisle Companies Inc., Central Securities Corporation, and Roper Industries, Inc. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The Harvard Business School, and served in the U.S. Navy. He is a Director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), The National Sporting Library and Museum (Middleburg, Va.) and the American Skin Association. He lives in New York City, Florida and Long Island and fishes with his wife, the former Ann Martin, in Canada, Russia, Iceland, Scotland, Argentina, Florida and The Bahamas.
CALDWELL, JOSEPH HARDWICK
CHRIST, DONALD C.
Donald Christ of West Kill, NY, is Senior Counsel with the law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY. Mr. Christ graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. He served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He has been very involved in professional activities and is a member of numerous professional associations. He hooked his first salmon in Scotland over 60 years ago and has been hooked himself since. Mr. Christ is President of the Camp de Pêche de la Rivière-Moisie Inc. and has advocated the protection of that great river and the cause of North Atlantic salmon through his participation in the affairs of the Atlantic Salmon Federation where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
CLARKE, CHRISTOPHER D.
Tracey Clarke (formerly Tracey Warmus) has a 25 year career developing senior executive relationships aimed at helping companies solve complex business, financial and technology problems. She began her career with IBM where she worked in Maryland and in Paris, France. For the past 15 years she has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Washington DC, New York City and in New Jersey as the lead Relationship Executive for a Fortune 15 global telecommunications company. In addition to the corporate position, in 2003 she founded The Perfect Cast, a small business that offers corporate executives a new way to build business relationships and forge alliances by leveraging fly fishing as a business tool. These trips are designed to re-introduce executives to nature and to the precious resources that we all have a responsibility to protect. She has served on the board of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (U.S.) since 2009. In each role, she brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit and infectious enthusiasm balanced with professionalism and discipline. She is a consummate networker, communicator, negotiator and leader. Tracey was introduced to fly fishing in 1998 and, since then, has pursued it with a passion. She has traveled extensively, seeking out some of the best and most beautiful fly fishing locations in the world. She enjoys both salt water and fresh water destinations but has become addicted to Atlantic salmon and to the locations where they reside. In June 2013, she exchanged wedding vows with sporting artist, C.D. Clarke, on the banks of the Bonaventure River. She is an active member of the International Women Fly Fishers and the Chesapeake Women Anglers. Recently, she has taken up bird hunting, bird dogs and looks forward to more cast and blasts.
COLKET JR., TRISTRAM C.
Tris Colket of Paoli, PA is Chairman of Tekloc Enterprises. Tris attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT as well as St. George’s School in Newport, RI and the Hun School in Princeton, NJ. He is a member of the extended Dorrance family (Campbell Soup). Having been a private investor since 1967, he has served on the Boards of various companies. He currently serves on the Boards of the following non-profit organizations: Atlantic Salmon Federation; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Children’s Hospital Foundation (Vice Chairman). Active in numerous boating and fishing clubs, he is the president and major shareholder of LeCamp Watchichou.
COOKE, JANE SIMONI
John Cornell is a retired partner, Jones Day, New York, NY, an international law firm with more than 2400 lawyers in 40 locations. Member of Maine and New York Bars and the Maine Bar Association. Lead author, Colliers, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Bankruptcy, Second Edition, 2010. Trustee, Colby College, 1997 – 2003; Trustee Emeritus 2003 – present; Overseer, Colby College, 1993-1997; Chair, Colby College Alumni Association and President of the Colby College Alumni Council, 1979-1982; President, Colby Club of Portland, Maine, 1976-1979. Board of Directors, Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), 2010 – present. Megantic Fish and Game Corporation, member 1995 – present. Anglers’ Club of New York, member 1997 – present, Board of Directors, 2010-2013, Membership Committee.
CULLMAN JR., EDGAR M.
Edgar Cullman is a managing partner of CULBRO LLC, the private equity investment vehicle of the Cullman family. Culbro seeks to make controlled investments in middle market companies in the consumer sector as well as in business-to-business services. Prior to April 2005, he was President and CEO of General Cigar which manufactures many well-known cigars such as Macanudo, Partagas and Punch. Mr. Cullman graduated from Yale University in 1968 and then joined the Army where he was stationed in Japan. Mr. Cullman is on the boards of: Mount Sinai Hospital, the Brain Trauma Foundation, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, the Smithsonian Institute, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and Eisenhower Fellowships. Mr. Cullman and his wife, Elissa reside in New York City and have three children and one granddaughter with another due in March 2013.
DILLON, JOHN T.
John Dillon joined Evercore Partners, an investment bank, in March 2005. John retired as chairman and chief executive office of International Paper on October 31, 2003. He served as chairman and chief executive officer from April 1, 1996 to his retirement. From September 1995 to April 1996 he served as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Before he was appointed president and chief operating officer, John was executive vice president – packaging. In this position, he was responsible for the company’s industrial and consumer packaging businesses, as well as its corporate engineering and technology staffs. John was also in charge of the company’s operations in Asia and served on the board of directors of Carter Holt Harvey, a New Zealand paper and forest products company. John joined the company in 1965. In 1982, he was elected vice president and group executive for the land and timber group, assuming additional responsibilities for wood products in 1986. In 1987, he became an executive vice president responsible for the company’s packaging sector. John was elected to the company’s board of directors in 1991. John received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford in 1966 and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1971. His professional affiliations include membership on the board of directors of Kellogg Company and Progressive Waste Solutions, Ltd. John retired as a Caterpillar director in December 2010 and DuPont director in April 2011. He was a long time member The Business Council. John served as chairman of the Business Roundtable (BRT), chairman of the board of the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), and chairman of the board of governors of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI). John was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Jon Eggleston has practiced in the areas of tax and corporate law since 1973. His practice also encompasses a variety of corporate matters, including securities work, business entity planning and selection, and financial transactions. In the area of international law, he represents Canadian and other foreign corporations having U.S. subsidiaries or affiliates. After graduating from the University of Denver in 1968 with a major in Political Science, and from Cornell Law School in 1971, Jon clerked for the Vermont Supreme Court. Thereafter, he served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and during that time obtained his Masters of Taxation from Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. Jon’s tax practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, international taxation, and estate planning, and he has lectured and written on these topics. Jon was President of the Vermont Bar Association during 1999-2000. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of taxation and trusts and estates. Jon is also recognized as one of the top corporate/commercial lawyers in Vermont by The Chambers USA Guide and New England Super Lawyers®. Jon is an owner and one of the three managers of the Sandhill River Lodge in Labrador. During the Atlantic salmon fishing season when he is not salmon fishing in Labrador, he can be found salmon fishing in either the Gaspe region of Quebec or New Brunswick.
FIELD V., MARSHALL
Marshal Field of Chicago, IL, is the fifth generation of a Chicago family whose activities have included merchandising, real estate, publishing, communications and civic affairs. Mr. Field attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Harvard College, where he graduated with a B.A. in fine arts. At 28 years old, he was elected publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News, the youngest publisher of any major newspaper in the U.S. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum, a member of the Board of World Wildlife, Fund, Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, and is active in various conservation organizations.
Mollie Fitzgerald of Wexford, PA, is co-owner of Frontiers International Travel, which specializes in unique sporting holidays around the world. Mollie graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1985 and joined the business which her family founded in 1969. She enjoys travel and salmon fishing and fishes regularly in Russia, Iceland and Norway.
Paul Fitzgerald spent his career (42 years) with J.P. Morgan and predecessor banks. He graduated from Middlebury College (B.A. 1959). He is active with various conservation groups including TU, having served on the Board of the Coldwater Conservation Fund. He is a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Union Club (NYC). He is Secretary-Treasurer of Nine Mile Land and Cattle Company (a Montana Corporation) and the Managing Partner of The Lower Missouri Fly Fishers.
FORD, HADLEY C. FORD
Hadley Ford (Honorary Director) is a retired senior vice-president and director of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., the international management consulting firm. He is a past director and chairman of several public and private companies and charitable organizations. Currently, he is chairman emeritus, and remains a director, of the American Federation for Aging Research, the leading private organization devoted to basic research into the biology of aging and age related diseases. Mr. Ford resides at Carousel Farms in Pine Plains, N.Y., and Ocala, Florida, with his spouse Mary Shute Ford. Their interests include horses, field bred English Springer Spaniels, upland shooting, Atlantic salmon and trout fishing, and golf. Mrs. Ford, formerly a corporate lawyer with Dewey, Balantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, competes nationally in show hunters and jumpers. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Mr. Ford is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard Business School, and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
GERRY, LLOYD H.
Lloyd Gerry of Pound Ridge, NY is a Managing Partner at Catalyst Partners LLC, a private investment company in New York. As an avid outdoorsman, he has possessed a lifelong interest in environmental issues and is a supporter of numerous conservation organizations. Gerry received a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. He also serves on the National Council of The World Wildlife Fund.
GILBERT, PARKER JR.
David L. Goodman is a dedicated fisherman who shoots when he cannot fish. He lives with his old terrier, for fishing, by financing real estate. He is founding president of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund-U.S. (NASF), trustee of GCUSA, and deeply interested in animal welfare. He was graduated from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia Law School, and can usually be found with his terrier in a cabin by a river.
Jason Griswold of Concord, MA is the Founder and Managing Director of Brown Aviation Lease LLC, an aircraft leasing company based in Bedford, MA. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a masters degree in Entrepreneurship from Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. He is a Managing Member of family holding company and serves on the board of Bluewater Worldwide. He is an advisory board member with Western Michigan University College of Aviation and serves as a Mentor to the Thought In Action Institute. He has served on the ASF NY Dinner Committee since 2011. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for helping organizations identify and recruit next generation of constituents.
Steve Hibbard is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Finance and Development Committees of the ASF and the Boston Dinner Committee. He is a Director of the Miramichi Salmon Association where he co-chairs the Membership Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is a member and Director of the Miramichi Fish and Game Club on the Northwest Miramichi where he has fished for the past 35 years. He is the past president of Middleton & Company, Inc., a Boston based investment counsel firm, managing accounts for individuals, family groups, trusts, foundations and endowments. His investment career spans over 44 years, including careers in brokerage and investment banking. Steve and his wife, Ginnie, an avid salmon angler, have two sons and live in Weston, MA.
Peter Howell of Nantucket, MA, is a retired Citigroup Asia-Pacific executive. Before joining Citi, he served three years in the Pacific as a naval officer aboard the USS Estes, an amphibious group command ship. A graduate of Williams College, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and the Harvard Business School’s PMD program, he spent 38 years managing or supporting Citi’s businesses in Asia. He lived in Asia for 15 years, where he met and married his wife, Dolly, in Karachi, Pakistan, where she was working in the American Embassy. They have three sons and five grandchildren. He is now Chairman of the Nantucket Committee of The Trustees of Reservations, a founding director of the Seal Abatement Coalition, and serves on the boards of Stripers Forever and the Miramichi Salmon Association.
KENNON, AARON J.
Aaron serves as Chief Executive Officer of Clear Harbor Asset Management and is a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to co-founding Clear Harbor, Aaron was employed as a Portfolio Manager at Ingalls & Snyder LLC. While at Ingalls, Aaron managed multi-asset class securities portfolios for institutions and high net worth individuals. Prior to joining Ingalls, Aaron worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he was hired to expand the firm’s presence in dollar-denominated fixed income trading. During his tenure at RBC, Aaron worked and lived in both London and New York. Previous to the Royal Bank of Canada, Aaron worked for 9 years at Citigroup Inc. where he focused on fixed income capital markets, with a particular emphasis on trading and originating high-grade fixed income securities. While working for Citigroup, Aaron worked and lived in Manhattan, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Aaron currently is a member of ASF'S Investment Committee. Aaron is a graduate (B.A.) of Yale University.
Nana Lampton is chair and CEO of Hardscuffle, Inc. and American Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky, which was founded by her grandfather in 1906. She is a director of DNP Select Income Fund and three other utility funds. She serves on the Advisory Board of CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. She has served eighteen years on the Board of Directors for Constellation Energy Group, a Fortune 500 energy and utility company.
Ms. Lampton is a director of Louisville’s Downtown Development Corporation. She serves as trustee of both Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and the Kentucky Historical Society.
She received her B.A. in English Literature from Wellesley College in 1964, her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia in 1965. From 1975-1979 she was enrolled in the Smaller Company Management Program at Harvard Business School. She received her M.F.A. in Writing from Spalding University in 2004.
Her first book of poetry, The Moon With the Sun in Her Eye, was published in 2007, followed by Snowy Owl Gathers in Her Trove in 2009, and Bloom on a Split Board in 2011.
Lampton has exhibited her paintings at regional shows, including Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Chapman-Friedman Gallery, and Smith-Berry Winery. She is working on her next collection of poetry.
McKNIGHT, H. TURNEY
Turney McKnight of White Hall, Maryland, is a farmer and retired attorney. He is the President of the Sumner T. McKnight Foundation. In addition to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, he serves on the boards of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harford Land Trust, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Gettysburg Battlefield Foundation, and the National Steeplechase Association. He has received awards for his work in conservation, land preservation, and service to youth hockey. He has three grown children and lives with his wife, Liz, on a horse and beef cattle farm.
Drew McNally is a Partner at McNally Investments. Since 1998 he has been responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, funding and monitoring of direct invests in small middle market companies. Prior to McNally Investments, Mr. McNally was employed at Rand McNally & Co. a leading publishing and printing firm. He is a Trustee of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and is also a Trustee of Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. Mr. McNally received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Alison have three daughters that love to fish.
O'BRIEN, JR., STEPHEN B.
Steve O’Brien of Boston, MA is the founder and CEO of Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC and Stephen O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts, LLC. A trusted advisor to leading collectors, corporations, and museums, O'Brien opened Stephen O'Brien Jr. Fine Arts in 1996 and launched Copley Fine Art Auctions in 2005 after nearly fifteen years in the fine arts and antiques trade. His fine art auction house and private sales firm specialize in 19th- and 20th-century American, sporting, and wildlife paintings and antique decoys and over the last decade Copley has handled some of the most important estates and collections from the country’s top collectors. O'Brien is a fourth-generation sportsman with a refined collector's eye. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he is the co-author of The Art of Aiden Lassell Ripley and Masterworks of the Illinois River: Decoys from the Collection of Thomas K. Figge. O'Brien is a member of Midwest Decoy Collectors Association and The Antiques Council, and currently serves on the board of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and the Atlantic Salmon Federation where he has served on the National Advisory Council since 2005. He and his wife Cinnie live just south of Boston with their two sons.
PARSONS, JR., MD, LIVINGSTON
Livy Parsons (Honorary Director) of Albuquerque, NM, is retired from the private practice of General Surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine; formerly President of the New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Parsons received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Military service in the U.S. Army in Japan and in Korea in the Prisoner of War Command and as Chief of Surgery at the 48th MASH. Past President, Southwest Surgical Congress, Past President of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Medical Society, Past President of the Board of Trustees of The Albuquerque Academy (Independent School), former member of the Civilian Advisory Council of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Medicine). He is a member of the Anglers’ Club of New York, The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.
Waring Partridge of New Haven, CT, is a retired Vice President of AT&T. He serves on the boards of Kent School (CT, Board President), Merchants Commercial Bank (US Virgin Islands, Vice Chair), The Partridge Foundation, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (corporation member), The Gruber Foundation-at-Yale (life trustee), Mystic Seaport, The US Navy Memorial Foundation, and The Investment Committee of the US Episcopal Church Executive Committee. He was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, Chief-of-staff to two US Congressmen, a US Naval Officer and Executive Assistant to the US Trade Representative. He is a graduate of Yale College and Catholic University Law School.
PERELLA, JOSEPH R.
Joe Perella of New York, NY, is a founding partner and head of Perella Weinberg Partners. The Firm was launched on June 15, 2006 and focuses on merger advisory and asset management services. Mr. Perella was Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley until May, 2005, and had been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since joining the Firm in 1993. Formerly, he founded and served in his own firm, Wasserstein Perella, as Chairman; and, prior to that, at various management positions at The First Boston Corporation. Joe serves on several non-profit boards, including: The American Italian Cancer Foundation, The Atlantic Salmon Federation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera Association, Yale Cancer Center, Boys & Girls Harbor, Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Lehigh University and Japan Society. Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Brookings Institute. Joe received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Lehigh University, and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Sutter Salmon Club on the Miramichi River, the Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier, PA, Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, NY, the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, FL and an Associate Member of the Ristigouche Salmon Club. Joe hooked his first salmon on the Miramichi River at Rocky Brook Camp in Home Pool almost 20 years ago. He credits Dick Baker, Bill Brewster, Joe Cullman, John Georges and Roger Smith for opening his eyes to the world of the north Atlantic salmon.
William Platt lives with his wife and children in New York City and Millbrook, New York. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in English. He is a dedicated salmon fisherman since hooking his first fish on The Flowers River in 1984. He is also devoted to the field as a member of the Millbrook Hunt and a rough shooter over his Labrador, Fly. He is a member of The Anglers Club and The New York Farmers.
POUNDS, DR. WILLIAM F.
Bill Pounds is Dean/Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Pounds received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in l950 and joined Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, as an industrial engineer. After service as a naval aviator from l95l-55, he returned to Eastman Kodak where he carried out assignments in operations research, methods engineering, cost and statistical quality control, and production and operational planning. In l957 Dr. Pounds returned to Carnegie for graduate studies where he received a Master's Degree in mathematical economics in l959 and his Ph.D. in 1964. After serving as Assistant to the General Manager of the Forbes Finishes Division of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Cleveland, Ohio from 1960 to 1961, Dr. Pounds joined the M.I.T. faculty in l96l as an Assistant Professor of Management in the Sloan School. Dr. Pounds' teaching and research concentrated on quantitative methods of managerial analysis, the problems of operations management, and models of decision behavior. He was instrumental in developing the operations management curriculum in the Sloan School. In more recent years his interests have focused on the management and governance of corporations. In l966, he was promoted to Professor and became Dean of the Sloan School. Under his administration a number of new programs were developed, including mid-career graduate management education for urban executives and for health care professionals, as well as an accelerated Master's Degree Program in Management. He also negotiated arrangements whereby executives from the U.S.S.R. and the People's Republic of China could participate in the Sloan Fellows Program in return for reciprocal visits by all the Fellows.
In addition, Dr. Pounds played a prominent role in developing the Sloan School's international programs and was responsible for a time for coordinating all the international commitments of M.I.T. In l964 and l967 he was a member of the faculty of the Sloan School's Advanced Management Program in India, and in l965 he organized and directed an operations management program in Colombia. Dr. Pounds worked with M.I.T. alumni and others in Spain who were seeking to develop a new technological institute in Madrid. He also helped start M.I.T. programs in Iran, Japan, and several Latin American countries. He led sponsored research projects in both Venezuela and Indonesia. In l98l Dr. Pounds stepped down as Dean and resumed his professorial duties on a part-time basis while also serving as Senior Advisor to the Rockefeller family. In the latter capacity, he was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc., Chairman of the Rockefeller Trust Company, Chairman of the Rockefeller Insurance Co., Chairman of Rockefeller and Co., Inc., and Chairman of Venrock, Inc. He also served as a member of The Rockefeller University Council and on the board of the Rockefeller Group Inc. In l99l Dr. Pounds retired from his various Rockefeller responsibilities and returned to M.I.T. faculty on a full-time basis. He retired from M.I.T. in 1998. Dr. Pounds is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a former member of the House Advisory Committee on Science and Astronautics. He has consulted extensively with corporations and public agencies. The National Association of Corporate Directors named him Corporate Director of the Year in 2000. Dr. Pounds has served as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as Director and Chairman of the Board of Management Sciences for Health, Inc., as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the Putnam Mutual Funds, as Trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation and as a director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Sunoco Inc., General Mills Inc., Stop and Shop Cos. Inc., M/A Com Inc., Fisher Price Inc., EG&G Inc., the Mitre Corporation, Perseptive Biosystems, Inc., Sagitta Asset Management (Bermuda), Ltd., Teknekron, Inc., North American Management, Inc. and the Baystate Corporation. Currently, he is a Director of the Boston Lyric Opera and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, a Trustee of the Whitehead Institute and an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory. Dr. Pounds is married to the former Helen Means. They have two children, six grandchildren, and reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Charles V. Reed of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the founder and principal of CNW Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based real estate development firm. Mr. Reed has been actively involved in the financing, development, marketing and property management of real estate in the Boston area for the past 20 years. Mr. Reed has significant experience in residential (condominium and multi-family), commercial and retail development, including: identifying opportunities, market analysis, due diligence, permitting, financial modeling, debt and equity contract negotiations, development oversight, property management and dispositions. Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Reed was Chief Operating Officer at Raymond Property Company, where he was responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions, financing, permitting, asset management and property management. Mr. Reed received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern History from Brown University and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Modern European History from Oxford University.
Eric Roberts co-founded Valence Advantage Life Sciences and the Caxton Advantage Life Sciences Fund. Mr. Roberts has 26 years of experience in the investment banking and private equity industries. He was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was a Managing Director, Partner and founder of the Life Sciences Department at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. which was ultimately merged into UBS. Mr. Roberts worked at Citicorp in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Citicorp Venture Capital (CVC) group before joining Dillon Read. Mr. Roberts received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the board of Invuity Inc. and is a Trustee of the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
Jesse Saunders of Cochranville, Pennsylvania is President of Blue Charm Expeditions. Mr. Saunders is a graduate of Eaglebrook School, Avon Old Farms and Roanoke College. He is an associated member of Le Camp Watchichou. Jesse has served as a board member of a number of nonprofit organizations.
SCHURZ JR., FRANKLIN
Frank Schurz of Bozeman, MT, is Chairman of Schurz Communications, Inc., Mishawaka, IN, a communications media holding company involved in publishing and broadcasting. He was Editor and Publisher of the South Bend Tribune and the Morning Herald and the Daily Mail, Hagerstown, MD. He is past president of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Hoosier State Press Association, the Chesapeake A.P. Association and the Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers. He received the Presidential Award of Merit from the National Newspaper Association. He served as a director of the Inland Press Association. He is past president of WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA; WAGT Television, Augusta GA, KY3, Springfield MO, and WASK Inc. Lafayette, IN. He served as an Honorary Trustee of the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, he also served as a director of the C-Span board and past member of the MSTV board of Directors. He has served on state and community boards and commissions. He serves as a director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, he is a trustee of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and is a life time member of Trout Unlimited. He is a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Ristigouche Salmon Club. He is a former trustee of the Indiana chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and is a supporter of various conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, World Wildlife Fund and the Wild Salmon Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He served as an Army Artillery Officer during the Korean War.
Dory Shipley is an avid fly fisher whose passion for the sport has brought her to many exciting fresh and salt water destinations. Most favorite is her family’s camp on the Grand Cascapedia River in Quebec. As a physical therapist, her career has focused in cancer, and most specifically, breast cancer rehabilitation. Prior to joining ASF’s board, she served on the board of Casting for Recovery, an organization that instructs the art of fly-fishing while holding weekend healing retreats for women who have had breast cancer. She is a member of the International Women Fly Fishers. She is passionate about connecting people to the sport of angling to broaden their understanding of the environment as well as the importance of protecting it through conservation measures.
SHUGRUE, ED (III)
Mr. Shugrue is a keen Salmon angler and board member of other wildlife conservation groups including Game Conservancy (USA) and the Waterfowl Research Foundation. He is also a board member of StreetSquash, a Harlem New York based education charity. He is the founder and CEO of Talmage, LLC an investment firm. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, lives with his wife and family in New York City, and spends as much time as possible on the water.
William C. Smart is a lawyer at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. where he heads the plaintiff’s tort litigation section. He graduated from Princeton University and Willamette University Law School. His civil litigation is broad based involving disabling injuries, fraudulent business transactions, and insurance problems. During his earlier career, he litigated a number of significant land use cases involving water resources, the public trust, the constitutional limits of governmental regulation, “regulatory takings,” and the interplay between private property rights and public regulation. Mr. Smart has litigated land use cases requiring expert analyses of such things as: (a) benthic surveys, (b) storm and water runoff calculations, (c) hydrologic and other riparian modeling, (d) road and traffic studies, (e) assessments of the financial development on native plant communities as well as other environmental impacts. He has reviewed various municipal codes and county shoreline management master programs for the purpose of determining the relationship between “best available science” and the implementation of land use regulations on waterfront property owners and/or water related property uses. Mr. Smart has tried cases before the Shoreline Hearings Board, including those related to the siting and conditions for net pen facilities for the purpose of raising farmed salmon. Mr. Smart serves on the Washington State Board of The Trust for Public Land. He is a class agent for the Hotchkiss School. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Anne.
Dixon Stoud of West Grove, Pennsylvania graduated University of Pennsylvania, owns and operates a chain of convenience stores. He is involved in preserving open space in Chester County, Pennsylvania and is an honorary member of the board of S.A.V.E. (Safety, Agriculture, Villages and Environment) whose goal is to protect the rural nature of the community. He is also a board member of the Stroud Water Research Center, the Brandywine Polo Club, and the Cheshire Hunt Conservancy. He chairs a steeplechase for charity every May in Willowdale, Pennsylvania.
TAYLOR, R. WILLIAM
Bill Taylor of St. Andrews, NB, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Mr. Taylor joined the staff of ASF in 1988, serving as Manager of Regional Programs, Director of Communications, Executive Director of Public Policy and in 1995 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He serves on several regional, national, and international conservation boards and committees, including Canada’s Atlantic Salmon Advisory Committee, the Penobscot River Restoration Trust and is a member of Canada’s delegation to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO). He has received several awards in recognition of his work in Atlantic salmon conservation, among them The Ted Williams Award in recognition of journalistic excellence in support of salmon conservation and The Roland Michener Award which recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to conserving Canada’s natural resources. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in 1983. He and his wife Suzanne reside in St. Andrews with their two daughters.
VICTOR, III ROYALL
Royall Victor of Palm Beach, FL, was Managing Director of Chase Securities, Inc. (Chase Manhattan Corp.). He was a Director of U.S. Industries, USI Atlantic, and Chase Manhattan Private Bank, N.A. and served as a Director of Marine Harvest International and United States Life Insurance Co. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts and sits on the board of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Palm Beach, Florida and the White Memorial and Housatonic Valley Association-Greenprint. His previous board memberships include the Turtle Bay Music School, New York City School Volunteer Program, the Sea Research Foundation (Mystic Marine Life Aquarium), The Yale Club of New York City, The Anglers Club of New York, the American Chamber of Commerce in France, The American Club of Paris, White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield, CT and Palm Beach Civic Association. He was a member of the Cercle Interalliée. Mr. Victor received a B.A. degree from Yale University and served in the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Ristigouche Salmon Club, the Anglers Club of New York, the Bath & Tennis Club, the Everglades Club, Yale Club of New York City and the Litchfield Country Club.
Richard Warren of Bangor, Maine is Chairman Emeritus of ASF. He is the Editor and Publisher of the Bangor Daily News and serves on the board of Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd. in Hamilton, Bermuda. He is also a member of the Roosevelt Campobello Island Park Commission. He is a member of several angling associations. Mr. Warren graduated from Deerfield Academy and Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
WATSON III, THOMAS J.
Tom Watson of Key Largo, Florida, is a retired lawyer who is currently involved with conservation efforts concerning the Atlantic salmon and African game animals. In addition to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Mr. Watson has an interest in the Safari Club's activities. An active salmon angler for the past 45 years, Mr. Watson has fished in Canada, Iceland, Russia and the UK. He received his BA from Colby College where he has served as a Trustee and an Overseer. Mr. Watson graduated from the Boston College Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts and Federal District Court bars.
WEBSTER, DENNISON REED
Born on Jan. 19, 1961, Reed is 54 years old and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. Reed has been a Financial Advisor for 25 years at Morgan Stanley in Chicago, Illinois. He manages investment portfolios for high net worth clients, private foundations and endowments. He has been in the investment industry since 1985 where he began his career at the U.S. Trust Company of New York. Reed received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1991 and his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1983. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) accreditation in 1998 and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) in 2008. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1979. He has a 24 year old daughter, Margaret, who brings him much joy. In September of 2015, he remarried to Kass O’Brien and, as a result, has gained two beautiful stepchildren, Robby and Kate. Last year, one of the highlights of their summer was an August trip to the St. John Salmon Club of Gaspé. His son Robby and his wife Kass each landed a salmon. This was Kass’ second trip to the camp. Reed was introduced to salmon fishing through Colin Baxter, his longtime friend from summer camp, and has been coming to the club yearly since 1998. He is active with fishing conservation and brought the ASF dinners to Chicago in 2001 and currently is on the board of the ASF. He enjoys fishing in other Gaspe rivers and other parts of North and South America. He and his wife just returned from their honeymoon in Alaska, so he is fortunate to have a wife who loves the sport as much as he does. Kass grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and has spent the last twenty years raising her children in Gulfstream, Florida where she taught Art at a local day school. Reed’s family has had a summer camp in the Thousand Islands, Ontario and this is where he learned his love of the water and fishing. Reed and Kass are fortunate to call Lake Geneva, Wisconsin their home and spend a few months a year in Delray Beach, Florida. They are owners of four dogs -- all keen anglers at heart as well -- some of whom made the trip to the club last summer and loved it especially Penny’s handouts.
Steve West of Bernardsville, New Jersey is Senior Counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a New York based international law firm, having retired as a partner in 1997. He is a director of the Pioneer Group of investment companies in Boston, MA and has served as a director of the Swiss Helvetia Fund, a listed closed-end investment company, INVESCO PLC (Investment Manager) and ING America Holdings Inc. (insurance and broker dealer holding company). He is also a Trustee of Historic Morven, a national landmark historic house and museum in Princeton, NJ. He received his BA from Yale University and J.D. from Harvard Law School and served in the U.S. Army Infantry.
WILSON, ROBERT N.
Bob Wilson is Chairman of Mevion, a medical device company. Prior to his association with Mevion, formally Still River Systems, Mr. Wilson was Chairman of Caxton Health Holdings, LLC from 2004 through 2007 and was Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of health care products, from 1989 until 2003. Mr. Wilson had joined Johnson & Johnson in 1964. Since 1996, Mr. Wilson has been a director of Hess Corporation, an integrated oil and gas company, and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Hess Executive Committee. Mr. Wilson has been a director since 2003 of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a bio-pharmaceutical company, and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wilson has also served as a director of Charles Schwab Corporation, a financial services firm, since 2003. Mr. Wilson is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He served as inaugural Chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and was also a director of the James Black Foundation in London. Mr. Wilson supports land and water conservation and is a past director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Mr. Wilson is an avid fly fisherman and is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Research and Environmental Committee of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. His additional personal interests include education quality, historic preservation, fine and folk art and tennis.
Jonathan Winthrop lives in Boston, MA with his wife Sydney and two teenage daughters. Long dedicated to land conservation endeavors, he is Manager of Joinstock Holdings LLC, Arbella Farms LLC, and is past chairman of Groton Land Company, Inc. Winthrop has been a member of the Moisie Salmon Club for twenty years, and has fished that water since the mid 70’s. He has recently extended his sphere of salmon conservation by acquiring an equity position in water on the Miramichi. Mr. Winthrop has been a Director of the ASF since 1995.
WULFF, JOAN SALVATO
Joan Wulff (Honorary Director) is a senior member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She is the author of four books and wrote a fly casting column for Fly Rod & Reel magazine for 22 years. A former National casting champion, her video “The Dynamics of Fly Casting” showcases her work. She is a consultant for both the R.L. Winston Rod Company and Royal Wulff Products and is a part time instructor for THE WULFF SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING in Lew Beach, New York, started with the late Lee Wulff in 1979. She is a founder and director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, New York, and is a trustee of the International Game Fish Association.