AT Conservancy Adds Southern Gent to Board

Published Jul 31, 2013


ATC Board of Directors Member Greg Winchester from the great State of Georgia.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) based in Harpers Ferry, WV, made the wise decision on July 20, 2013, to add a gentleman from the great State of Georgia to its board of directors.

Greg Winchester of Milton, Georgia, will serve on the board of directors, comprised of 15 elected volunteers who serve two-year terms.

Winchester is a longstanding Appalachian Trail (A.T.) section hiker and life member of the ATC.

His passion for the A.T. began as a Boy Scout hiking Roan Mountain on the Tennessee/North Carolina border and grew during college while section-hiking with the University of North Carolina Outing Club.

Recently, he has served on the Development and Membership Committee of the ATC. Currently, a Principal with TriMont Real Estate Advisors in Atlanta, Georgia, he brings over 30 years of experience in banking, real estate, and finance.

Greg has been involved in various leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years. He and his wife, Jan, are active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hiking, skiing, and biking.

Acting Executive Director of the ATC Steve Paradis says, "The board of directors plays a vital role in shaping the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Trail by approving policies that govern the Trail and ensuring that the organization has the resources it needs to complete its mission."

The board is responsible for communicating the mission and the purpose of the ATC. They establish and maintain relationships with the stewardship council, clubs, partners, members, and other stakeholders. While enhancing the public standing of the ATC, they also ensure legal and ethical integrity and fiscal accountability.

Also elected to the board were new members:

  • Beth Critton
  • Edward R. Guyot
  • Carrie Rodriguez-Tweeten
  • Samuel J. Sarofeen and
  • Nathaniel Stoddard.

Board members contining current terms are:

  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Richard J. Daileader
  • Marcia Fairweather
  • Arthur Foley
  • Mary Higley
  • Terry Lierman
  • Sandra Marra
  • Elizabeth Pierce Thompson, and
  • Clark Wright Jr.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

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