Grand Teton National Park Foundation

board of directors

Barbara Carlson grew up on her family’s farm in Southwest Iowa. Barbara and her husband, Jerry, purchased a home in Jackson in 1999 and when not in Jackson, Barbara and Jerry live in Austin, Texas. Barbara has been very active in the Austin community, having served as Travis County Commissioner, on the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce board, the United Way board and also the Texas Nature Conservancy board. Barbara and Jerry have three children and six grandchildren and they all love to hike and climb in the Tetons.

Nancy Donovan is chairman of Oakmont Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. Nancy spent 27 years in the financial services industry. She is a founder of the Discover Card, where she ran all marketing and sales for many years. Her last position was president and COO of Morgan Stanley Credit Corporation. She is currently on the board of Lee Enterprises, a publicly held company and just joined the Jackson Hole Community School board last year. Prior board positions include Connie Lee, Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest College, Georgetown University Board of Regents and the Chicago Theological Seminary. Her husband, David, is the co-chairman of Chase Capital Corporation. Nancy and David have owned property in Jackson for over 18 years. Nancy moved to Jackson full time while their youngest son finished high school.

David Easterly retired in 2002 as President and COO of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based media company which owns newspapers, cable systems, radio and television stations. David's early career was in the newspaper business and he served as publisher of both the Dayton (O) Daily News and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has served as a director and vice-chairman of the Associated Press. Along with his wife, Judy, he lives in Amelia Island, FL through most of the winter and Jackson from spring through fall. He enjoys photography, especially in the Grand Teton National Park and in Yellowstone National Park.

Lisa Claudy Fleischman has worked for 30 years in philanthropy and nonprofit management, both professionally and as a volunteer. In the greater Washington, DC area, she has done grant-making and donor development work with three community foundations and has served on the boards of several human service, educational, and nonprofit capacity-building organizations. Lisa also worked as deputy director of development of the National Gallery of Art, and as a fund-raising consultant to nonprofits in New York and Europe. She holds an M.B.A. from Yale University’s School of Management and an A.B. in psychology from Harvard College. With her husband, Chuck Fleischman -- a biotech entrepreneur -- and their son and daughter, Lisa divides her time between homes in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Teton Village, Wyoming. She and her family are avid skiers, hikers, rafters and climbers. Lisa previously served on the Foundation resource council.

John Gerber was a senior vice president of West*Group, a commercial real estate company based in McLean, Virginia, where he oversaw the development and special projects activities and heads the company’s investment capital group. Previously a development advisor of the World Trade Center Properties, John assisted in the management of all aspects of the World Trade Center redevelopment project. His special focus was on the managing the design of the Freedom Tower. John also serves on the board of the St. Albans School in Washington D.C., and enjoys hiking, rowing, rock climbing and spending time with his wife, Susan, and two children.

Bill Givens has a BS and MSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA; he retired from a successful business career in 2002. Bill and his wife, Sandy, first came to Jackson Hole in 1976. They bought a cabin in 1986, and built their retirement home on the Jackson Hole Ranch property in Moose in 2002. They spend half the year in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the other half in Portsmouth, NH. He has served on the board of the Teton Science Schools since 2006. He has been actively involved with the Jenny Lake Rangers, an organization raising funds to support the search and rescue efforts in Grand Teton National Park.

Barry P. Gold is a Senior Adviser working with the Starwood Capital Group’s Energy Fund. Prior to joining Starwood, Mr. Gold was a Managing Director, focused on infrastructure opportunities, with The Carlyle Group. Preceding his work for Carlyle, Barry was a Managing Director of Citigroup, where he was the head of the Structured Financing Group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President - Business Development of Airport Group International, and a Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers. He received his M.B.A. and B.S. from New York University. Barry owns a home in Teton Village and divides his time amid New York, Washington, DC and Jackson, WY. Barry and his wife, Marlene, have three children Jon, Andrew and Katie ages 20, 18 and 12 respectfully.

Bill Gordon, was a CPA with Price Waterhouse in Orlando, FL and Washington, DC for 18 years, and, as a partner, focused on real estate and media clients. He subsequently joined BET Holdings and served as its CFO for five years. Afterward, he went to RoadRunner LLC, initially as its CFO, and later, its president. Bill now devotes his professional time to a variety of real estate activities. Bill previously served on the Advisory Council.

Chris Hartley is from southeast Kansas. She and her husband, Ross, retired in 1999 and made Teton Village, Wyoming their full time home. Chris graduated from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 1973 and completed an M.S. in Nursing there in 1986. She also funded the Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professorship to University of Kansas. She was active as a critical nurse instructor and nurse consultant in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Currently, Chris serves on the University of Kansas’ advisory board and Grand Teton Music Festival’s board of directors.

Maura Lofaro Harrower is an enthusiastic advocate of Grand Teton National Park. Since the time she moved to Jackson in 1997, Maura has enjoyed the serenity and beauty that GTNP offers to its visitors. As is usual for people living in this miraculous valley, Maura and her husband, Kim, entertain many visitors from afar, and GTNP is always at the top of the list of places to visit. Moreover, she enjoys the solitude of the trails in GTNP as her training ground for distance running. Maura is better known as Maura Lofaro, M.D., running a successful obstetrics and gynecology practice, Gros Ventre Ob/Gyn, with her partner Dr. Shannon Roberts.

Bob and Jan Hartman have a home in Bar-B-Bar Ranch in Jackson, WY. After 26 years with Universal Technical Institute, serving as President and CEO for the last 20, Bob retired in the fall of 2006. Bob also serves on the board of the Whispering Hope Ranch for children with disabilities and the Jackson Hole Housing Trust. Bob is a leader in business and private education. He has devoted considerable time to related trade association work. Jan is active in their Arizona community and rides and shows horses.

Debbie Hechinger recently retired as President and CEO of Boardsource, the leading provider of publications, online tools, consulting, and training on nonprofit governance practices and ways to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit boards. Debbie spent 9 years at the World Wildlife Fund, leading their marketing, communications, operations, and development program, and previously served in leadership positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. She has served on the boards of Sidwell Friends School, The Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington Scholarship Fund, and the Black Student Fund. Debbie and her husband, John, divide their time between their homes in Washington, D.C. and Jackson, WY.

Jane Hill has an extensive background in political Washington, D.C. Jane served as Vice President in the lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates in the late 1990s. Prior to that, she was nominated and confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Clinton Administration. Before serving on the Executive Branch, Jane rose through the ranks of Capitol Hill, serving as Chief of Staff and Appropriations Associate to Congressman Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV). Jane has served as a Trustee at St. John's Episcopal Preschool in Georgetown. She also serves on the steering committee at THEARC in Anacostia, D.C. Jane is currently co-chair of CLIMB Wyoming's $1 million Capital Campaign. She also serves as Secretary of the Jackson Hole Pony Club. She previously served on the Development Committee at Journeys School. Jane, her husband, Tom, and two children, moved from DC to be full-time residents of Jackson, WY in 2008 after several years of spending four months per year in the valley.

Neal Manne is a trial lawyer at Susman Godfrey LLP, a litigation boutique based in Houston, TX. Neal has chaired and served on numerous non-profit boards. Neal and his wife, Nancy, have owned a home in Jackson since 2001 and especially enjoy hiking in the Tetons. They have 3 adult children. Neal has previously served on the Foundation’s board and resource council.

Adrienne Mars is an active supporter of the conservation of biology diversity. She is a director emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund. She is a life trustee of Wheaton College, from which she received an honorary degree in 1993. She has been appointed as Vice Regent of the State of Wyoming at Mount Vernon. She and her husband, John, who is retired chairman, president and CEO of Mars, Inc., have three children.

Hank McKinnell is chairman and co-founder of the Accordia Global Health Foundation, an organization dedicated to strengthening Academic Medical Centers in Africa to train Africans to help fight infectious disease. He is the former chairman & CEO of Pfizer and is a current director of and senior advisor to several global organizations.

Richard Mithoff is founder of Mithoff Law Firm in Houston, TX. Practicing in the area of general civil litigation, the Mithoff Law Firm has focused on personal injury and commercial litigation, including products liability, aviation, admiralty and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Mithoff has consistently been named among the top trial lawyers in the country. Active in State Bar committees and Continuing Legal Education, Mr. Mithoff has served on the Supreme Court of Texas Committee on Judicial Appointments, on the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges, and as Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel to the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He has served as president of the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and president of the Houston Trial Lawyers. Mr. Mithoff enjoys skiing and mountain climbing. He and his wife, Ginni, have two children and five grandchildren.

Mark Newcomb is a Jackson native and a part owner of Exum Mountain Guides, a concessionaire of Grand Teton National Park. He currently serves on their board as treasurer. Mark studied geology at Carleton College before embarking on a guiding and mountaineering career spanning 20 years and five continents. While he worked primarily in Grand Teton National Park, he also ski guided in Alaska and France and led expeditions to Nepal, Tibet and Northwest China. He also worked in the marketing department of Marmot as an ambassador, gear designer and copywriter. He recently completed a dual Masters in Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming.

Hugh O’Halloran is a partner in Foley & Lardner LLP's Business Law Department. As chair of its Milwaukee office Real Estate Practice Group, Hugh concentrates in the areas of corporate real estate finance, sales and acquisitions; establishment and servicing of real estate investment entities; and zoning and municipal real estate development law matters. Hugh also devotes significant portions of his practice to acquisition, development, financing and disposition of senior housing projects, medical office buildings, and industrial facilities. A native of Galveston, Texas, Hugh received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Marquette Law Review.

Thomas J. Saylak is president and CEO of Teewinot Holdings, a private family investment office. Tom spent 25 years in the commercial real estate business, and prior to retiring in 2006, he was co-founder and managing partner of Blackstone Real Estate Associates, and president of Merrill Lynch Global Commercial Real Estate. Tom and his wife, Laurie, have been visiting Jackson Hole with their families since the 1960s, and purchased their own home near Moose in 1998. An avid golfer, sailor and fly fisherman, Tom is a trustee of the Texas A&M University Foundation, and currently serves as chairman of the Investment Committee. When not in Jackson Hole, Tom and Laurie live in Scarsdale, New York.

Scott Spangler and his wife, Jean, moved to Jackson Hole in 2006 primarily because of Scott’s long interest in environmental issues. For the past nine years, he has served as a director of the World Resources Institute, which conducts research into worldwide environmental concerns. Until he retired in 2006, Scott was chairman of the board of Chemonics International, a consulting firm that provides technical assistance to developing countries. Mr. Spangler was formerly vice-chairman of Save the Children USA, and a Director of Africare, Population Action International, and the United World Colleges in addition to the World Resources Institute. In 1990, he was nominated by President George H. W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate as the US Agency for International Development’s Assistant Administrator for Africa and in 1992 he was nominated and confirmed as the Associate Administrator and then served as the Administrator (Acting) of the Agency. Scott and Jean own a home in Teton Village.

John Townsend is Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management LLC, an investment management business headquartered in New York, NY. He previously served as a General Partner, Managing Director and Advisory Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., a leading global investment-banking firm. In addition, John serves as a senior advisor to Stone Point Capital, as a member of the The Riverstone Group in Richmond, VA, and as a director of International Paper Co. and Belk, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Investment Committees of the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary. John is a trustee of the University of North Carolina and is a member of the Executive Committee of the UNC Endowment. His is chairman of the board of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, vice chair of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT and a trustee of the US Ski and Snowboard Team. An avid outdoorsman, John enjoys golf, skiing, hiking and climbing, and cycling. He and his wife, Marree, reside in Greenwich, CT and also enjoy spending time in Jackson, WY, Vail, CO and Wilmington, NC.

David Viehman, originally from Orlando, Florida, moved to Jackson Hole in 1992 with his wife, Donna and daughter, Devon. David is an Associate Broker and one of the Owners at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, LLC. His company responsibilities include agent training, company marketing and public relations. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, LLC. is the largest in the region, and is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for the entire State of Wyoming and Eastern Idaho. David has served as chairman of several ethics boards in Jackson Hole and as a real estate Expert Witness in both federal and local courts. David is also the founder and co-editor of the Jackson Hole Report, a quarterly real estate newsletter tracking the last 22 years of sales and listings in Jackson Hole. David enjoys fly-fishing, rafting, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and generally exploring the wonders Grand Teton National Park with his grandson, Brody.

Gerald Halpin was a founding member of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Gerald previously served as Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of West* Group, a commercial real estate company based in McLean, Virginia. Jerry and his wife, Helen and their family own and manage the Lost Creek Ranch, a guest ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jerry retired as chair of the Foundation in October 2008 and the board unanimously approved naming him Chair Emeritus.

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John Faraci is chairman and CEO of International Paper Company, the largest forest products company in the world, located in Memphis, TN. John also serves on the board of United Technologies Corporation and National Park Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of Citigroup International advisory board, American Enterprise Institute, and Denison University board of trustees.

Kate Mead is a partner with her husband, Brad Mead, in their law firm, Mead & Mead, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Kate has twice been elected to the Teton County Natural Resource District, was a multi-term board member and legal counsel to The Learning Center and is currently serving on the Teton County Board of Education. Kate is also a member of the Mountain States Legal Foundation Litigation Board. Kate and her husband Brad raise cattle and have started a new company, Wyoming Whiskey.

Grand Teton National Park Foundation is also led by a noteworthy Resource Council and exceptional staff.

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