Linda Allard

A graduate of Kent State University, Linda Allard is the former design director of Ellen Tracy, a position she held for her entire career of more than 40 years. Under her guidance, Ellen Tracy evolved into a leading fashion icon offering designer sportswear, dresses, accessories, fragrances, and a collection of home furnishings. She is the author of Absolutely Delicious, a handwritten collection of her favorite recipes, abundantly illustrated with her own watercolor paintings. Linda is a former board member of The Garden Conservancy and continues to participate in and support their programs. She, her home, and her garden designs have been featured in many trade, home, and garden publications. In a special partnership with New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Linda, an avid gardener, designed and helped implement the 111th Street Community Garden. She continues to support the efforts of NYRP and currently serves as a member of its board as well as the boards of American Ballet Theatre and the Shakespeare Society.

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David De Luca

David De Luca is a managing director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
He is a former aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. David serves as vice chairman of the board of the Winterthur Museum. He and his family have lived in Northwest Connecticut for over 15 years.

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Margery Feldberg

Margery Feldberg is a co-owner of De Hoek Farm in New Milford, Connecticut, a breeder and purveyor of Angus beef. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School, Margery spent three decades in commercial real estate development prior to taking up farming. She was a founding partner of National Development, the largest commercial real estate developer in Massachusetts, and was a director of the privately held firm for 19 years.

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Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon divides his time between Manhattan and New Milford. He recently retired after a long career in international finance, with the last fifteen years as a managing director and global bond portfolio manager at BlackRock. Previously he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Credit Suisse First Boston. He served on the board of the Trevor Day School for many years, acting as treasurer. He has a B.A. in economics and political science and an M.B.A. in finance, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Christine A. Flynn
Recording Secretary

Christine Flynn is a lawyer and a consultant in real estate matters. She has spent her career involved in housing and urban development, both for the State of New York and for private and non-profit entities. She divides her time between Manhattan and Bridgewater. Christine is particularly interested in raising awareness about local land planning and development decisions that have an impact on our increasingly limited open spaces. She serves as the board’s recording secretary.  

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V. Charles Jackson

Charlie, and his wife Susan, moved to Washington, Connecticut, in 2013 after having lived in Los Angeles, California for the prior 30 years. Susan’s family has lived in Washington for five generations. Her grandfather, Hamilton Gibson, was headmaster of The Gunnery and a founding member of both the Washington Art Association and Steep Rock Association. Their son, Dana Jackson, publishes The Edible Nutmeg magazine.

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Peter W. May

Peter W. May is president and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, an investment firm that invests in under-performing and under-valued companies and works with them to create lasting shareholder value.

Peter serves as vice chairman of The Wendy’s Company and is also a director of Mondelez International, Inc. He recently retired from the board of Tiffany & Co. From 1993 through 2007 he served as president, chief operating officer, and a director of Triarc Companies. Which, during that period, owned Arby’s Restaurant Group, The Snapple Beverage Group, and several consumer and industrial businesses.

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Helen “Lennie” Lillis

Lennie opened up Lennie’s Flower Shop in New Milford in November of 1983, thus beginning her career as a professional full-service florist. She is a certified Master Florist and Designer, as well as a master judge for flower, garden, and landscape design.

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Jim Millstein

Jim Millstein is the chairman of Millstein & Co., LLC, a financial advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. He previously served as chief restructuring officer of the United States Department of the Treasury. Before joining the treasury, Jim was the co-head of the restructuring group at Lazard Freres & Co., LLC., having begun his career as a lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Jim splits his time between Washington, D.C. and South Kent, Connecticut with his family.

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Kirsten Peckerman

Kirsten Peckerman is a resident of Washington and a quiet leader of community service in Northwest Connecticut. She is an active member of Weantinoge’s board, as well as the Steep Rock Association, and is a tireless and dedicated conservationist. Born in Denmark, her first job was at a museum of modern art outside Copenhagen.  

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Hiram P. Williams

Hiram Williams has more than three decades of experience as a real estate advisor and investor. 

Hiram served as the founding partner of Albrizzi-Williams LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in private placements of both equity and debt, property sales, and financing and advisory work with clients accessing the capital markets for real estate acquisition and development. Hiram also served as a partner at Millstein & Co.

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In Memoriam
James Coley
Richard Lukins
Alice M. McCallister