The Scenic Hudson Land Trust Board Chair
In October 2016, Scenic Hudson named Simon Roosevelt of Stanfordville, Dutchess County, and New York City as the new chair of the Board of Directors for The Scenic Hudson Land Trust. He has a depth of experience as a board member of the organization and its affiliated land trust.
The Scenic Hudson Land Trust is a subsidiary of Scenic Hudson that has conserved almost 40,000 acres and acts as a steward of those lands, which include more than 65 parks and preserves in the valley. Mr. Roosevelt has served as a member of Scenic Hudson’s Board of Directors since 2010, while also serving as a member and vice-chair of its land trust board.
Mr. Roosevelt is a principal with Olimpia Fund Management, Ltd., a multi-family investment group in the U.S. and abroad specializing in alternative investments. Formerly he was general counsel for the investment management fund KCM, LLC, and an attorney with the New York City firm of Cadwalader, Wichersham & Taft.
The great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and great-grandson of poet E.E. Cummings, Mr. Roosevelt is an active environmentalist and sportsman. His conservation work includes co-founding the Friends of the Elkhorn Ranch, which was responsible for successfully organizing and purchasing thousands of acres in the Badlands of North Dakota for the National Forest Service’s Dakota Prairie Grasslands. A trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, he also is a member of the Boone and Crockett Club and the Camp Fire Club of America.