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Board Member Detail

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Frank Pine

President

Frank is a retired ecologist from a Maryland consulting firm.  Frank is involved in several Adirondack organizations and is an avid photographer.  Frank and his wife Lorraine have a summer home in Long Lake and live in Baltimore.  He has been on the API Board for 14 years.

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Robert Cummings

Treasurer

Robert is an educational consultant and former banker. He and his wife Poppy are life-long members of the Tahawus Club in Newcomb where they have lived for the past five years..

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Elizabeth "Liz" Thorndike

Trustee

Elizabeth “Liz” Thorndike served for nearly 16 years as an Adirondack Park Agency commissioner and then 20 years as member of the board of directors of NYSERDA.
She is an educator in the field of natural resource policy and planning and has
been part of many teaching and learning teams with the Center for Environmental Information in Rochester and adjunct faculty at Cornell where she taught “Wilderness and Wildlands: Sustaining the Built Environment.
A board member of the API for many years, she also serves currently on the boards of the Adirondack Research Consortium and Paul Smith’s College.

 

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Frank Hutchings

Founding President

In Memorium

Frank was the founding President of API.  He was a marketing executive from Rochester and brought his considerable talent to establishing the API.  Frank had a summer home in Paul Smiths and was very involved with the Paul Smith’s College Board.
 

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Stuart Angert

Trustee

Stuart is a retired businessman from Buffalo.  He is on several boards in western NY and the Adirondacks.  He has been on API board for many years.

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Joan Burke

Trustee

Joan is a retired professor from SUNY Fredonia.  She is very involved with the Newcomb Historical Society.

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Robert Calihan

Trustee

Rob owns Callihan Law in Rochester, a specialized firm.

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Jim Dawson

Trustee

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Bill Farber

Trustee

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Mike German

Trustee

Mike has served on the API Board for several years.  He loves the Adirondacks and hiking.  Mike is retired from NYSEG and in retirement started his own energy business, Corning Gas.  Mike is past president of the Board.  He and his wife Susan live in Connecticut.

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Paul Hai

Trustee

Paul is a co-director of the  SUNY ESF’s Newcomb campus.

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Mark Leta

Trustee

Mark is retiree from NYSEG and is now working for Northline Utilities, an energy utility related business successful in the Adirondacks.  He and his wife Debbie live in Peru and are involved in St. Lawrence related activities.

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Col. Robert "Bob' C. Lilly

Trustee

Bob is a retired Colonel from the US Air Force.  In retirement he has been very involved in activities involving Newcomb and Essex County.  He is a long time Board Member and for a time was Executive Director of API.

 

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Chuck Monzeglio

Trustee

Chuck owns a construction business in Connecticut.  He was a longtime friend of our founding President Frank Hutchins.  

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Melany Putman

Trustee

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Troy Trombley

Trustee

A North Country native who graduated from Beekmantown High School and received Bachelors Degree in Business Management from SUNY Plattsburgh, Troy has been working at NYSEG for 5 years. Originally hired as a Natural Gas Marketing professional, he now works with the Government and Community Relations group. Troy covers the North Country Territory.  Troy and his wife Taylor have a 4 year old daughter Charlotte. In his free time he loves to  golf,  go on long trail walks, and enjoy activities on  beautiful Lake Champlain.

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