Director Biographies (US)

Kit Barrow of Boston, MA, is a retired founding partner of Seaward Management Limited Partnership, an investment counselling firm. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, and a member of several professional societies, he has worked in the financial services industry for over fifty years. Volunteer interests have primarily been in community, education and the environment. Current involvement includes the Miramichi Salmon Association, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Indian River Land Trust, and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Foundation.
Jonathan Berger is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of AS Birch Grove. In 2013, Jonathan co-founded Birch Grove Capital. Previously, he was the President and Chief Investment Officer of Stone Tower Capital. Prior to that, Jonathan was a co-founder and partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, a special situations private equity fund. He also held prior roles as a Vice President in the High-Yield and Distressed Securities Group at UBS Securities; a Principal at Rosecliff, Inc., a middle-market private equity fund; and an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at Salomon Brothers Inc. Jonathan holds a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is also a member of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of the StreetSquash Organization.
Buff Bohlen of Washington, D.C. is retired from the U.S. government. He was Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the State Department. He served earlier as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Interior Department where he supervised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, and later as a special advisor to the Secretary of Interior. He has also been Senior Vice President at World Wildlife Fund and an embassy officer in Egypt and Afghanistan. He currently serves on the board of Ocean Conservancy. He received ASF's Lee Wulff Salmon Conservation Award in 2002 for his work on the salmon conservation agreement with Greenland.
Chris Buckley is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. He is a retired former partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, one of the largest law firms in the United States. Mr. Buckley founded and chaired the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group whose clients have included many Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Buckley devotes considerable time to pro bono activities. He represented the Atlantic Salmon Federation in its successful petition to have the Atlantic salmon listed as an endangered species in the few remaining Maine rivers in which it spawns. He is Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), Executive Committee of the Everglades Foundation and the Board of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Environmental Law Institute. He has also served as President of the Barker Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency in Washington, D.C. Mr. Buckley has been a fly-fisherman for almost his entire life, and has fished for Atlantic salmon in North America and Europe for more than twenty-five years. He also fishes for Steelhead in British Columbia and Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish in Florida. He owns a home on Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
A graduate of Colby College, Bill began his career with Fleet Bank and Merrill Lynch. Bill brought his passion for the outdoors to the Orvis Company where he worked for 12 years. Bill entered the world of nonprofits by serving as Executive Director for the American Museum of Fly Fishing. In 2007, Bill and his wife Bebe joined the faculty at Berkshire School where he serves as their Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts. Bill served as Vermont State Chair for Trout Unlimited and as a Trustee of Camp Dudley/Kiniya. He is currently the Chairman of the Trout and Salmon Foundation and is thrilled to serve on the board of ASF.
Don Calder retired as Chairman of Clear Harbor Asset Management 2020. Prior to joining Clear Harbor he was President of G. L. Ohrstrom & Co., Inc. where he worked since 1965. He was active in the acquisition and management of various Ohrstrom related companies and was Chairman or CEO of Dorset Corporation, Valentine Pulp and Paper, Flexi-Mat Corp., Tritex Corp, VIP Corp., Symmetry Medical, Harrow Corp., Leach Corp., and Florida Heat Pump. He is a Director of Central Securities Corporation and a retired Director of Brown Forman, Carlisle Companies and Roper Technologies, all New York Stock Exchanges Companies. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The Harvard Business School and served in the U.S. Navy. He is a Director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), The National Sporting Library and Museum (Middleburg, Va.) and the American Skin Association. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida and spends summers in Southhampton, New York and fishes with his wife, the former Ann Martin, in Canada, Russia, Iceland, Scotland, Argentina, Florida and The Bahamas
Donald Christ of West Kill, NY, is Senior Counsel with the law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY. Mr. Christ graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. He served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He has been very involved in professional activities and is a member of numerous professional associations. He hooked his first salmon in Scotland over 60 years ago and has been hooked himself since. Mr. Christ is the former President of the Camp de Pêche de la Rivière-Moisie Inc. and has advocated the protection of that great river and the cause of North Atlantic salmon through his participation in the affairs of the Atlantic Salmon Federation where he has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Tracey Clarke had a 30-year career developing senior executive relationships aimed at helping companies solve complex business, financial and technology problems. She began her career with IBM where she worked in Maryland and in Paris, France developing expertise in network outsourcing. She concluded her corporate role when she retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as the lead Relationship Executive for a Fortune 10 global telecommunications company. She is a consummate networker, communicator, negotiator and leader. She has a passion for Atlantic salmon and is an active member of the Women Fly Fishers and the Chesapeake Women Anglers. She also enjoys bird hunting with her bird dogs and husband, sporting artist C. D. Clarke.
Bridget is a Canadian and British citizen who has lived in New York and London for the past 20 years. She works with the Horne Family Foundation based in Canada with interests that include education and financial aid, neurological research, visual arts and environmental conservation and water rights. She supports The Council for Canadian American Relations. She is also on the board of PEN America, The American Friends of The National Portrait Gallery of London, Branksome Hall School Foundation and The Bromont Horse Trials. She received her B.A. from The University of Western Ontario and her Masters Degree in The History of Design and Curatorial Studies from The Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian Institute and The Parsons School of Design. Bridget and her husband Mark have two daughters attending Harvard College.
Mark is an American and British citizen born and raised in New York City. He is a passionate angler who has been fly fishing for Pacific Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon for nearly 30 years. He worked in investment banking and equity capital markets for 25 years with Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, and Bloomberg L.P. before founding his own financial consulting business, Alta Capital LLC. His postings have extended to London (twice), Japan and Hong Kong before settling back in the U.S. On winter weekends he coaches ski racing at Catamount Ski Club, and serves on the board of the Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Association. He is the Treasurer and Secretary of his building Cooperative, and a Director of Tombill Mines Ltd., a Canadian listed gold exploration company. He graduated from Harvard College with a B.A., magna cum laude, and received a M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
John Cornell is a retired partner, Jones Day, New York, NY, an international law firm with more than 2400 lawyers in 40 locations. Member of Maine and New York Bars and the Maine Bar Association. Lead author, Colliers, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Bankruptcy, Second Edition, 2010. Trustee, Colby College, 1997 – 2003; Trustee Emeritus 2003 – present; Overseer, Colby College, 1993-1997; Chair, Colby College Alumni Association and President of the Colby College Alumni Council, 1979-1982; President, Colby Club of Portland, Maine, 1976-1979. Board of Directors, Atlantic Salmon Federation (US), 2010 – present. Megantic Fish and Game Corporation, member 1995 – present. Anglers’ Club of New York, member 1997 – present, Board of Directors, 2010-2013, Membership Committee.
Edgar Cullman is a managing partner of CULBRO LLC, the private equity investment vehicle of the Cullman family. Culbro seeks to make controlled investments in middle market companies in the consumer sector as well as in business-to-business services. Prior to April 2005, he was President and CEO of General Cigar which manufactures many well-known cigars such as Macanudo, Partagas and Punch. Mr. Cullman graduated from Yale University in 1968 and then joined the Army where he was stationed in Japan. Mr. Cullman is on the boards of: Mount Sinai Hospital, the Brain Trauma Foundation, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, the Smithsonian Institute, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and Eisenhower Fellowships. Mr. Cullman and his wife, Elissa reside in New York City.
After graduating from the University of Denver in 1968 with a major in Political Science, and from Cornell Law School in 1971, Jon clerked for the Vermont Supreme Court. Thereafter, he served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and during that time obtained his Masters of Taxation from Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. Jon’s tax practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, international taxation, and estate planning, and he has lectured and written on these topics. Jon is an owner and one of the three managers of the Sandhill River Lodge in Labrador. During the Atlantic salmon fishing season when he is not salmon fishing in Labrador, he can be found salmon fishing in either the Gaspe region of Quebec or New Brunswick.
Mark Elliott was a senior FTSE 250 Chairman and FTSE 100 Senior Independent Director who chaired defense technology company QinetiQ, and privately held global technology business Kodak Alaris. He previously served on the Boards of FTSE 100 Reed Elsevier (now RELX) and G4S plc. Prior to building his portfolio career 10 years ago, Elliott spent 38 years at IBM corporation where he notably led the EMEA region, led IBM’s Global Services business in the Americas, and built the sales andmarketing function of IBM’s software business.
Marshal Field of Chicago, IL, is the fifth generation of a Chicago family whose activities have included merchandising, real estate, publishing, communications and civic affairs. Mr. Field attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Harvard College, where he graduated with a B.A. in fine arts. At 28 years old, he was elected publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News, the youngest publisher of any major newspaper in the U.S. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum, a member of the Board of World Wildlife, Fund, Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, and is active in various conservation organizations.
Mollie Fitzgerald of Wexford, PA, is co-owner of Frontiers International Travel, which specializes in unique sporting holidays around the world. Mollie graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1985 and joined the business which her family founded in 1969. She enjoys travel and salmon fishing and fishes regularly in Russia, Iceland and Norway.
Paul Fitzgerald spent his career (42 years) with J.P. Morgan and predecessor banks. He graduated from Middlebury College (B.A. 1959). He is active with various conservation groups including TU, having served on the Board of the Coldwater Conservation Fund. He is a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Union Club (NYC). He is Secretary-Treasurer of Nine Mile Land and Cattle Company (a Montana Corporation) and the Managing Partner of The Lower Missouri Fly Fishers.
Lloyd Gerry of Pound Ridge, NY is a Managing Partner at Catalyst Partners LLC, a private investment company in New York. As an avid outdoorsman, he has possessed a lifelong interest in environmental issues and is a supporter of numerous conservation organizations. Gerry received a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. He also serves on the National Council of The World Wildlife Fund.
Jason Griswold of Concord, MA is the Founder and Managing Director of Brown Aviation Lease LLC, an aircraft leasing company based in Bedford, MA. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a masters degree in Entrepreneurship from Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. He is a Managing Member of family holding company and serves on the board of Bluewater Worldwide. He is an advisory board member with Western Michigan University College of Aviation and serves as a Mentor to the Thought In Action Institute. He has served on the ASF NY Dinner Committee since 2011. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for helping organizations identify and recruit next generation of constituents.
David Lewis Goodman lives with the sweetest little West Highland Terrier in the world who critically scrutinizes and comments on every cast he makes. He fishes Atlantic salmon all summer on the Grand Cascapedia, tarpon all winter in the Keys and trout in the spring and fall. He does almost all his fishing with pointless hooks looking just for the jump. The few days he doesn’t fish he shoots. He is a native of Virginia which suited him just fine until fish replaced his passion for horses. He is active in a number of animal welfare initiatives.
Steve is a member of ASF’s investment and finance committees. He is a director of the Miramichi Salmon Association and co-chairs the investment committee. He was a member of the Miramichi Fish & Game Club for 40 years. He was in the investment business for 45 years and president of Middleton & Co, an invest counsel firm, for a period before retiring in 2011. He lives in Weston , MA with his wife, Ginnie, who is an avid fly fisher.
Peter Howell of Hingham, MA, is a retired Citigroup Asia-Pacific executive. Before joining Citi, he served three years in the Pacific as a naval officer aboard the USS Estes, an amphibious group command ship. A graduate of Williams College, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and the Harvard Business School’s PMD program, he spent 38 years managing or supporting Citi’s businesses in Asia. He lived and worked in Asia for 15 years, where he met and married his wife, Dolly, in Karachi, Pakistan, where she was working in the American Embassy. They have three sons and five grandchildren. He is a past Chairman of the Nantucket Committee of The Trustees of Reservations and serves on the U.S. board of the Miramichi Salmon Association.
Aaron Kennon, of Old Greenwich, CT serves as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Harbor Asset Management and is a member of the firm's Investment Committee. The firm was founded in 2009 and focuses on providing asset management and comprehensive wealth planning services to individuals, families and endowments. Mr. Kennon has spent the last 25 years focused on domestic and international capital markets across trading, asset management, and wealth planning. Prior to co-founding Clear Harbor, Aaron managed multi-asset class portfolios for institutions and high-net-worth individuals at Ingalls & Snyder LLC. Before joining Ingalls, Aaron worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he was responsible for expanding the firm’s presence in dollar-denominated institutional fixed income trading. During his tenure at RBC, Aaron worked and lived in both London and New York. Prior to joining the Royal Bank of Canada, Aaron worked at Citigroup Inc. for 9 years, where he focused on fixed income capital markets, with a particular emphasis on trading and originating high-grade fixed income securities. While working for Citigroup, Aaron worked and lived in Manhattan, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Aaron is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.).

Aaron’s first memories of salmon fishing date back to when he, as a young boy, travelled via ferry to Hampden, Newfoundland with his family each summer to visit his great-grandmother, great-uncle, great-aunt, and cousins. Aaron is currently active with many conservation organizations. Aaron is a member of ASF’s Finance Committee.
David Nichols is an avid fisherman and conservationist. He has been fly fishing for over 30 years. He fishes in the United States and globally, including in Montana, Colorado, and Maine, along with Russia’s, Mexico’s, Canada’s, Argentina’s and Chile’s picturesque rivers. He serves on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. Several times a year while spending time in Abaco, The Bahamas, he spends time fishing for bonefish and tarpon and enjoying the sun and sea. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Museum of Fly Fishing where he worked tirelessly to preserve American fly fishing’s historical artifacts and records. Mr. Nichols is an active member of the Anglers’ Club of New York. And, when away from work and fishing, Mr. Nichols maintains a renowned collection of sporting, art and fish decoys. He received his MBA from Cornell University with a concentration in health care marketing where he was also awarded the Sloan Certificate in Hospital Administration. His undergraduate studies include labor relations at the University of Bath, England and a B.B.A. from the University of Miami.
Livy Parsons (Honorary Director) of Albuquerque, NM, is retired from the private practice of General Surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine; formerly President of the New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Parsons received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Military service in the U.S. Army in Japan and in Korea in the Prisoner of War Command and as Chief of Surgery at the 48th MASH. Past President, Southwest Surgical Congress, Past President of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Medical Society, Past President of the Board of Trustees of The Albuquerque Academy (Independent School), former member of the Civilian Advisory Council of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Medicine). He is a member of the Anglers’ Club of New York, The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.
Joe Perella of New York, NY, is a founding partner and head of Perella Weinberg Partners. The Firm was launched on June 15, 2006 and focuses on merger advisory and asset management services. Mr. Perella was Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley until May, 2005, and had been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since joining the Firm in 1993. Formerly, he founded and served in his own firm, Wasserstein Perella, as Chairman; and, prior to that, at various management positions at The First Boston Corporation. Joe serves on several non-profit boards, including: The American Italian Cancer Foundation, The Atlantic Salmon Federation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera Association, Yale Cancer Center, Boys & Girls Harbor, Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Lehigh University and Japan Society. Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Brookings Institute. Joe received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Lehigh University, and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Sutter Salmon Club on the Miramichi River, the Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier, PA, Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, NY, the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, FL and an Associate Member of the Ristigouche Salmon Club. Joe hooked his first salmon on the Miramichi River at Rocky Brook Camp in Home Pool almost 20 years ago. He credits Dick Baker, Bill Brewster, Joe Cullman, John Georges and Roger Smith for opening his eyes to the world of the north Atlantic salmon.
Bill Pounds is Dean/Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Pounds received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in l950 and joined Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, as an industrial engineer. After service as a naval aviator from l95l-55, he returned to Eastman Kodak where he carried out assignments in operations research, methods engineering, cost and statistical quality control, and production and operational planning. In 1957 Dr. Pounds returned to Carnegie for graduate studies where he received a Master's Degree in mathematical economics in 1959 and his Ph.D. in 1964. After serving as Assistant to the General Manager of the Forbes Finishes Division of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Cleveland, Ohio from 1960 to 1961, Dr. Pounds joined the M.I.T. faculty in l96l as an Assistant Professor of Management in the Sloan School. Dr. Pounds' teaching and research concentrated on quantitative methods of managerial analysis, the problems of operations management, and models of decision behavior. He was instrumental in developing the operations management curriculum in the Sloan School. In more recent years his interests have focused on the management and governance of corporations. In l966, he was promoted to Professor and became Dean of the Sloan School. Under his administration a number of new programs were developed, including mid-career graduate management education for urban executives and for health care professionals, as well as an accelerated Master's Degree Program in Management. He also negotiated arrangements whereby executives from the U.S.S.R. and the People's Republic of China could participate in the Sloan Fellows Program in return for reciprocal visits by all the Fellows.

In addition, Dr. Pounds played a prominent role in developing the Sloan School's international programs and was responsible for a time for coordinating all the international commitments of M.I.T. In l964 and l967 he was a member of the faculty of the Sloan School's Advanced Management Program in India, and in l965 he organized and directed an operations management program in Colombia. Dr. Pounds worked with M.I.T. alumni and others in Spain who were seeking to develop a new technological institute in Madrid. He also helped start M.I.T. programs in Iran, Japan, and several Latin American countries. He led sponsored research projects in both Venezuela and Indonesia. In l98l Dr. Pounds stepped down as Dean and resumed his professorial duties on a part-time basis while also serving as Senior Advisor to the Rockefeller family. In the latter capacity, he was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc., Chairman of the Rockefeller Trust Company, Chairman of the Rockefeller Insurance Co., Chairman of Rockefeller and Co., Inc., and Chairman of Venrock, Inc. He also served as a member of The Rockefeller University Council and on the board of the Rockefeller Group Inc. In l99l Dr. Pounds retired from his various Rockefeller responsibilities and returned to M.I.T. faculty on a full-time basis. He retired from M.I.T. in 1998. Dr. Pounds is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a former member of the House Advisory Committee on Science and Astronautics. He has consulted extensively with corporations and public agencies. The National Association of Corporate Directors named him Corporate Director of the Year in 2000. Dr. Pounds has served as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as Director and Chairman of the Board of Management Sciences for Health, Inc., as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the Putnam Mutual Funds, as Trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation and as a director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Sunoco Inc., General Mills Inc., Stop and Shop Cos. Inc., M/A Com Inc., Fisher Price Inc., EG&G Inc., the Mitre Corporation, Perseptive Biosystems, Inc., Sagitta Asset Management (Bermuda), Ltd., Teknekron, Inc., North American Management, Inc. and the Baystate Corporation. Currently, he is a Director of the Boston Lyric Opera and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, a Trustee of the Whitehead Institute and an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory. Dr. Pounds is married to the former Helen Means. They have two children, six grandchildren, and reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Charles V. Reed of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the founder and principal of CNW Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based real estate development firm. Mr. Reed has been actively involved in the financing, development, marketing and property management of real estate in the Boston area for nearly 30 years. In addition to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Mr. Reed serves on the Board of the Cambridge Homes, a 135-year-old non-profit senior living community. Mr. Reed received his Bachelor of Arts degree in from Brown University and his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Oxford University.
Eric Roberts co-founded Valence Advantage Life Sciences and the Caxton Advantage Life Sciences Fund. Mr. Roberts has 26 years of experience in the investment banking and private equity industries. He was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was a Managing Director, Partner and founder of the Life Sciences Department at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. which was ultimately merged into UBS. Mr. Roberts worked at Citicorp in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Citicorp Venture Capital (CVC) group before joining Dillon Read. Mr. Roberts received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the board of Invuity Inc. and is a Trustee of the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
Frank Schurz of Bozeman, MT, is Chairman of Schurz Communications, Inc., Mishawaka, IN, a communications media holding company involved in publishing and broadcasting. He was Editor and Publisher of the South Bend Tribune and the Morning Herald and the Daily Mail, Hagerstown, MD. He is past president of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Hoosier State Press Association, the Chesapeake A.P. Association and the Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers. He received the Presidential Award of Merit from the National Newspaper Association. He served as a director of the Inland Press Association. He is past president of WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA; WAGT Television, Augusta GA, KY3, Springfield MO, and WASK Inc. Lafayette, IN. He served as an Honorary Trustee of the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, he also served as a director of the C-Span board and past member of the MSTV board of Directors. He has served on state and community boards and commissions. He serves as a director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, he is a trustee of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and is a life time member of Trout Unlimited. He is a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Ristigouche Salmon Club. He is a former trustee of the Indiana chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and is a supporter of various conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, World Wildlife Fund and the Wild Salmon Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He served as an Army Artillery Officer during the Korean War.
Dory Shipley is an avid fly fisher whose passion for the sport has brought her to many exciting fresh and salt water destinations. Most favorite is her family’s camp on the Grand Cascapedia River in Quebec. As a physical therapist, her career has focused in cancer, and most specifically, breast cancer rehabilitation. Prior to joining ASF’s board, she served on the board of Casting for Recovery, an organization that instructs the art of fly-fishing while holding weekend healing retreats for women who have had breast cancer. She is a member of the International Women Fly Fishers. She is passionate about connecting people to the sport of angling to broaden their understanding of the environment as well as the importance of protecting it through conservation measures.
Edward L. Shugrue III is a keen salmon angler, wing shooter and conservationist. Among others, he sits on the boards of ASF, Game Conservancy (former President), and the Waterfowl Research Foundation. He is an Associate Member of the Restigouche Salmon Club in Canada and owns a July rod on the Alta in Norway. He has co-chaired three New York Galas, each of which raised over $1 million for Salmo Salar. He lives in New York with his wife and son and when not casting to salmon can be found plying the waters of East Hampton, on a squash or tennis court, or opening a bottle of Burgundy for friends.
The third generation in his family to fish the gorgeous salmon rivers of Quebec, Tom is actively training the fourth in the form of his two college-aged sons. He supports this habit as a partner in the international architecture and design firm, NBBJ, whose clients include Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Massachusetts General Hospital, where Tom is now leading a $2 billion expansion. Though he was born in Quebec, Tom’s education led him to the Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Since 1983, he has made his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. Along with his wife, Martha, he spends as much time as possible on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, in the company of his small but mighty fleet of antique wooden boats. Passionate about the conservation of salmon and their native rivers, Tom developed considerable expertise in the science and politics of restoring healthy river ecosystems in 7 years as president of the Charles River Watershed Association, which led the pioneering, decades-long transformation of the Charles from an open sewer to the cleanest urban river in America. Tom serves his community as a board member of the Greater Boston Food Bank, which fights the rolling regional crisis of food insecurity by distributing 100 million pounds of healthy food each year, and as a long-time member of the Cambridge Planning Board, where he helped secure net-zero zoning regulations and an ordinanace allowing city residents to keep bees. His unreasonable number of other interests include gardening (including hops for making beer), running marathons (lots of them, though admittedly no wins yet), breadmaking (for 35 years before the pandemic), boatbuilding (whatever will fit through the basement doors) and painting (Indoors: oils of Martha. Outdoors: watercolors of salmon, their rivers and the people who fish them, especially at the Saint Anne on the Gaspé Bay.) He takes a certain pride in knowing that some of his river paintings have been stolen.
William C. Smart is a lawyer at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. where he heads the plaintiff’s tort litigation section. He graduated from Princeton University and Willamette University Law School. His civil litigation is broad based involving disabling injuries, fraudulent business transactions, and insurance problems. During his earlier career, he litigated a number of significant land use cases involving water resources, the public trust, the constitutional limits of governmental regulation, “regulatory takings,” and the interplay between private property rights and public regulation. Mr. Smart has litigated land use cases requiring expert analyses of such things as: (a) benthic surveys, (b) storm and water runoff calculations, (c) hydrologic and other riparian modeling, (d) road and traffic studies, (e) assessments of the financial development on native plant communities as well as other environmental impacts. He has reviewed various municipal codes and county shoreline management master programs for the purpose of determining the relationship between “best available science” and the implementation of land use regulations on waterfront property owners and/or water related property uses. Mr. Smart has tried cases before the Shoreline Hearings Board, including those related to the siting and conditions for net pen facilities for the purpose of raising farmed salmon. Mr. Smart serves on the Washington State Board of The Trust for Public Land. He is a class agent for the Hotchkiss School. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Anne.
Lance Smith is partner and chairman of Smith's Farm Inc. of Presque Isle, ME, a producer of broccoli, cauliflower and grains. Also partner and chairman of Smith Packing of St. Augustine, FL, and managing partner of The Smith Group LLC of Hastings, FL. He is an associate member of the Ristigouche Salmon Club, and a past president and chairman of the Miramichi Salmon Club of Doaktown, NB. Also a member of the Miramichi Salmon Association and the Anglers Club of New York.
Dixon Stroud of West Grove, Pennsylvania graduated University of Pennsylvania, owns and operates a chain of convenience stores. He is involved in preserving open space in Chester County, Pennsylvania and is an honorary member of the board of S.A.V.E. (Safety, Agriculture, Villages and Environment) whose goal is to protect the rural nature of the community. He is also a board member of the Stroud Water Research Center, the Brandywine Polo Club, and the Cheshire Hunt Conservancy. He chairs a steeplechase for charity every May in Willowdale, Pennsylvania.
Bill Taylor of St. Andrews, N.B., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Mr. Taylor joined the staff of ASF in 1988, serving as Manager of Regional Programs, Director of Communications, Executive Director of Public Policy and in 1995 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He has served on several regional, national and international conservation boards and committees including Canada’s Atlantic Salmon Advisory Committee and as an NGO representative to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization. In 2015 he co-chaired the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Wild Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada. He has received several awards in recognition of his work in Atlantic salmon conservation, among them the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Taylor graduated from Acadia University in 1983.
John Thompson recently retired as the Chairman of the Board of TD Bank. He previously retired as the Executive Vice-Chairman and a Director of the IBM Corporation, where he had oversight responsibility for worldwide technology, manufacturing and business strategy. Thompson began his IBM career in Canada in 1966 and was elected Chief Executive Officer of IBM Canada in 1986. He is a graduate Western University with a degree in Engineering Science and completed executive management programs at the Ivey School of Business at Western University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. Thompson is a Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Atlantic Salmon Federation and is a Fellow of the Institute for Corporate Directors. He previously served as a Director of TD Bank, Director and Vice Chairman of Philips Electronics NV, Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Hospital for Sick Children, Director of Robert Mondavi Corporation and Director of Hertz Corporation. He was Chancellor of the Western University from 2008 to 2012.
Remy W. Trafelet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trafelet & Company, LLC, a private investment firm. He sits on several corporate, educational and charitable boards. Additionally, he is a member and director of Camp de Pêche de La Rivière Moisie.
Anne Warren is a Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner in the Boston office of Brown Brothers Harriman. As a leader of the BBH Center for Family Business and the Center for Women & Wealth, she works to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where families can engage in conversations about wealth, legacy and values. She provides clients with the investment, estate planning and philanthropic resources they need to navigate transitions, including retirement, the succession of a privately held business and helping the next generation thrive. Prior to joining BBH, Anne was an attorney in private legal practice at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, specializing in estate planning strategies designed to preserve and transfer family wealth, achieve philanthropic goals and minimize transfer taxes. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Boston University School of Law.
Richard Warren of Bangor, Maine is Chairman Emeritus of ASF. He is the Editor and Publisher of the Bangor Daily News and serves on the board of Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd. in Hamilton, Bermuda. He is also a member of the Roosevelt Campobello Island Park Commission. He is a member of several angling associations. Mr. Warren graduated from Deerfield Academy and Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Tom Watson of Key Largo, Florida, is a retired lawyer who is currently involved with conservation efforts concerning the Atlantic salmon and African game animals. In addition to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Mr. Watson has an interest in the Safari Club's activities. An active salmon angler for the past 45 years, Mr. Watson has fished in Canada, Iceland, Russia and the UK. He received his BA from Colby College where he has served as a Trustee and an Overseer. Mr. Watson graduated from the Boston College Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts and Federal District Court bars.
Born on Jan. 19, 1961, Reed is 54 years old and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. Reed has been a Financial Advisor for 25 years at Morgan Stanley in Chicago, Illinois. He manages investment portfolios for high net worth clients, private foundations and endowments. He has been in the investment industry since 1985 where he began his career at the U.S. Trust Company of New York. Reed received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1991 and his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1983. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) accreditation in 1998 and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) in 2008. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1979. He has a 24 year old daughter, Margaret, who brings him much joy. In September of 2015, he remarried to Kass O’Brien and, as a result, has gained two beautiful stepchildren, Robby and Kate. Last year, one of the highlights of their summer was an August trip to the St. John Salmon Club of Gaspé. His son Robby and his wife Kass each landed a salmon. This was Kass’ second trip to the camp. Reed was introduced to salmon fishing through Colin Baxter, his longtime friend from summer camp, and has been coming to the club yearly since 1998. He is active with fishing conservation and brought the ASF dinners to Chicago in 2001 and currently is on the board of the ASF. He enjoys fishing in other Gaspe rivers and other parts of North and South America. He and his wife just returned from their honeymoon in Alaska, so he is fortunate to have a wife who loves the sport as much as he does. Kass grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and has spent the last twenty years raising her children in Gulfstream, Florida where she taught Art at a local day school. Reed’s family has had a summer camp in the Thousand Islands, Ontario and this is where he learned his love of the water and fishing. Reed and Kass are fortunate to call Lake Geneva, Wisconsin their home and spend a few months a year in Delray Beach, Florida. They are owners of four dogs -- all keen anglers at heart as well -- some of whom made the trip to the club last summer and loved it especially Penny’s handouts.
Bob Wilson is Chairman of Mevion, a medical device company. Prior to his association with Mevion, formally Still River Systems, Mr. Wilson was Chairman of Caxton Health Holdings, LLC from 2004 through 2007 and was Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of health care products, from 1989 until 2003. Mr. Wilson had joined Johnson & Johnson in 1964. Since 1996, Mr. Wilson has been a director of Hess Corporation, an integrated oil and gas company, and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Hess Executive Committee. Mr. Wilson has been a director since 2003 of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a bio-pharmaceutical company, and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wilson has also served as a director of Charles Schwab Corporation, a financial services firm, since 2003. Mr. Wilson is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He served as inaugural Chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and was also a director of the James Black Foundation in London. Mr. Wilson supports land and water conservation and is a past director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Mr. Wilson is an avid fly fisherman and is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Research and Environmental Committee of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. His additional personal interests include education quality, historic preservation, fine and folk art and tennis.
Jonathan Winthrop lives in Boston, MA with his wife Sydney and two teenage daughters. Long dedicated to land conservation endeavors, he is Manager of Joinstock Holdings LLC, Arbella Farms LLC, and is past chairman of Groton Land Company, Inc. Winthrop has been a member of the Moisie Salmon Club for twenty years, and has fished that water since the mid 70’s. He has recently extended his sphere of salmon conservation by acquiring an equity position in water on the Miramichi. Mr Winthrop has been a Director of the ASF since 1995.
Joan Wulff (Honorary Director) is a senior member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She is the author of four books and wrote a fly casting column for Fly Rod & Reel magazine for 22 years. A former National casting champion, her video “The Dynamics of Fly Casting” showcases her work. She is a consultant for both the R.L. Winston Rod Company and Royal Wulff Products and is a part-time instructor for THE WULFF SCHOOL OF FLY FISHING in Lew Beach, New York, started with the late Lee Wulff in 1979. She is a founder and director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, New York, and is a trustee of the International Game Fish Association.