Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ackerman Announces New Board Leadership

A new slate of officers was elected at the June 10th annual meeting of the Ackerman Institute Board of Directors. Gregory T. Rogers became the new Chair of the Board, transitioning responsibility from Jane Donaldson. Linda Dishy is the new vice chair, and Blair Brewster will serve as the new Secretary. John O’Neill and Al Feliu will continue as Treasurer and Legal Counsel, respectively.

Greg Rogers joined the Ackerman Institute Board in 2006 after participating in Ackerman’s Family Foundations and Live Clinical courses. He is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Economics and Organizational Behavior, and earned an MBA in International Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the Founder and current President of RayLign Advisory, a Greenwich, CT based family consulting firm with a focus on facilitating effective financial decisions in the context of family relationships. In addition, Greg is Founder and President of the RayLign Foundation, as well as advisory member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, and board member of the Connecticut Council for Economic Education.

“Jane Donaldson, the current Board of Directors and a tremendous Faculty and Staff have put Ackerman on an extremely positive trajectory,” says Mr. Rogers. “I very much look forward to helping further apply Ackerman’s special capabilities toward strengthening families and communities worldwide.”

The Board also welcomed two new members, Diana Benzaquen and John Tyers. Ms. Benzaquen is the Vice President and Director at Brown Harris Stevens, the real estate brokerage firm. Mr. Tyers recently joined Merrill Lynch as Vice President of Broadcort, a leading provider of financial clearing services to investment advisory firms.