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Board of Directors

James Lessersohn, Board Chair

  • Strategic and Financial Consultant
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, The New York Times Company (retired)

Albert Bergeret, President

  • Founder and Artistic Director, NYGASP

Ann Lesk, Board Vice Chair

Trusts and Estates Attorney with Fried Frank

Judy Hoffstein, Board Vice Chair

  • Executive Vice President
  • Global Direct Banking Product Group
  • Global Consumer Group - Citigroup
  • Past Chair, NYGASP Board of Directors

Christopher P. Nicholas, Secretary

  • Asbill & Brennan Chairman of the Board
  • Brooklyn Baptist Church Member of Advisory Board
  • Association of Baptists for World Evanglelism Director and Trustee
  • Princeton Evangelical Fellowship

Alan Hill, Treasurer

  • Assistant Controller - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. - 1981 to 2012 (retired)
  • NYGASP company member since 1983

Sunil Abraham

Investment Banker

Carol Davis

  • President, Light Opera of New York
  • Past President, Blue Hill Troupe
  • Past President, NYGASP Board of Directors
  • Producer, writer and emcee of concerts, cabarets and revues in the US and England

Jill Eisner

Sales and Marketing consultant

Frederick L. Jacobson

Alpine trip coordinator

Stephen Peroutka

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Peroutka & Peroutka, P.A.

David Rice

  • Concert and Opera Reviewer for ClassicalSource.com
  • Retired Attorney, Law Teacher and Legal Publisher
  • Former Law Professor at New York Law School and Brooklyn Law School
  • Former Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Cable TV and New Media Newsletter

Robert Silpe

Senior Vice President- Development: Boston Properties

Stephen R. Senie

  • Attorney with Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Frankel, LLP.

Barbara Slaight

  • Community Organizer
  • Retired Banker

Alejandro Sousa

Lawyer, specializing in International and European Law (UCD, UPV, UAM)

Michael J. Strone

  • President and CEO Oracle Investment Advisors
  • Senior Consultant to GE Asset Management
  • 18 years General Counsel- Real Estate, GE
  • Past Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Parkinsons Disease Foundation
  • Past Chairman of the Board, Westchester Symphony
  • Past Chair, NYGASP Board of Directors

David Wannen

Executive Director, NYGASP

William Weiss, III

  • Landscape Architect
  • Saddle River, NJ

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