Investment Professional and Attorney Join Scenic Hudson Board

Monday, November 23, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson
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Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.—Adding to the far-reaching environmental and business expertise represented by the members of its Board of Directors, Scenic Hudson announces two new board members.

Gary Glynn

Having served previously on the Scenic Hudson board and Scenic Hudson Land Trust board, Gary Glynn has again stepped up to provide his leadership. He was president and chief investment officer of The U.S. Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund from 1985 until his retirement in 2011 and previously served the Fund as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Glynn was a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Pension Managers Advisory Committee.

Currently, Mr. Glynn is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asa Gold and Precious Metals, a closed-end investment company that invests in domestic and international gold and silver mining operations, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Taiwan Opportunities Fund, an offshore mutual fund. He is a member of several other nonprofit boards, including the Churchill School and Center, The Cathedral Church of Saint John, The Episcopal Diocese of New York Adjustment Board, and is trustee emeritus of the Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Board, along with several nonprofit investment committees.

Mr. Glynn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He resides in New York City and Tuxedo Park.

Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan stated, “Gary Glynn is a highly respected investment management leader, and that expertise as well as his nonprofit management knowledge will help advance Scenic Hudson’s work and service to communities up and down the Hudson River. During a period in which he was not a board member of Scenic Hudson, he still showed his commitment to our cause as a member of Scenic Hudson’s Investment Committee, and we are delighted to welcome him back to our Board of Directors.”

Daniel J. Kramer

A partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, Daniel J. Kramer is co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group and a leading trial lawyer. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Chambers USA and a “quiet giant” by Lawdragon, he has handled complex litigation for some of the world’s largest companies and has significant experience representing boards of directors in corporate governance issues and special committees in internal investigations.

Mr. Kramer lectures and writes extensively on securities litigation, corporate governance and regulatory issues. He is the co-editor of Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide (Oxford University Press) and co-author of Federal Securities Litigation: A Deskbook for the Practitioner (Data Press) and of Regulation of Market Manipulation (Matthew Bender). A director of New York University Law School’s Center on Civil Justice, he also services as a board member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, Mr. Kramer received a law degree from New York University Law School. He resides in New York City and Cold Spring.

“Daniel Kramer’s impressive credentials and depth of experience with boards of directors will be a tremendous benefit to Scenic Hudson and to boosting our results-oriented business model. Having been involved with environmental law, he understands the importance of protecting our natural resources and the role public spaces serve in connecting people and communities to nature. His corporate leadership expertise will provide us superior counsel on the business aspects of our operations.”

About Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. A crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with more than 25,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 65 parks, preserves and historic sites up and down the Hudson River and conserved more than 35,000 acres.

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