Fort Ticonderoga named three members to its Board of Trustees: Thomas L. Hoy of Queensbury, NY; John Lawson of Warren, NJ; and Robert Morette of Winnetka, IL.
“Adding talented and dedicated people such as these to our Board is critical to the bright future which we have in store for Fort Ticonderoga,” said Sanford W. Morhouse, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Thomas L. Hoy
Thomas L. Hoy is Chairman of Arrow Financial Corporation and Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company. He recently retired as the President and CEO of Arrow Financial Corporation and Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company having served in that position since 1995. He is an active community and business leader having served on numerous boards including the Board of Governors Glens Falls Hospital, Davis International Banking Associates, Board of Directors AAA Northway, Board of Directors NY Bankers Association, and the Adirondack Community College Foundation Board.
Mr. Hoy is a graduate of Cornell University and is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Commander. He has previously served as a Fort Ticonderoga Trustee and has been a Fort Ticonderoga Association member since 2004.
“It is an honor to rejoin the Board and be a part of the incredible progress underway at Fort Ticonderoga,” said Tom Hoy.
John Lawson is the Managing Director and Head of the North American Paper and Forest Products Group for TD Securities. With over 22 years in the forestry industry, Mr. Lawson acts as a lead advisor for merger and acquisition transactions, corporate restructurings, take-over defense and fairness opinions to a broad range of companies in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products sectors. He began his career with TD Securities in 1986, working in Global Loan Syndications, the Transportation sector, and the Media and Communications sector prior to joining the Paper and Forest Products Group in 1990.
Mr. Lawson holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He supports a number of community and fundraising events focusing on cancer research, underprivileged children and youth programs. As native of Ticonderoga, Mr. Lawson is an alumnus of the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps.
“The current leadership team at Fort Ticonderoga has done a really impressive job over a short period of time, and I was thrilled when presented with the opportunity to work with Sandy Morhouse as Chairman and Beth Hill as CEO, as well as the rest of the Trustees,” said John Lawson. “Considering the significance of this site during the formative years of our country and the potential it offers as a recognized preferred destination in North America, I was excited to join this leadership team with its remarkable depth and experience. I wanted to contribute to the vision and the committed effort to ensure the fort realizes its full potential.”
Robert Morette is senior partner in Bain & Company’s Global Financial Services Practice; his practice focuses on providing strategic and organizational counsel to alternative asset managers, insurers, and reinsurers. His long standing clients include many of the world’s leading hedge and credit funds. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Morette was a Senior Managing Director for Corporate Strategy and Development at Citadel, where he chaired the Operating Committee and was a member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Morette was with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for 17 years. As a founding member of BCG’s Financial Services Practice, he held a number of leadership roles.
He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics with honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Epsilon from Union College. Prior to earning his MBA in 1983, Mr. Morette was a project officer for The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and served as an economist and policy analyst for the Speaker of the New York State Legislature. He is on the Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and a director of SAC Re Holdings Ltd.
“As someone who grew up in Ticonderoga and spent five summers working at the Fort, I’m delighted to be able to reconnect and contribute to the exciting next chapter in the Fort’s long and proud history,” said Robert Morette. “Given my long business career consulting to many industry leaders, I look forward to providing a unique and valuable perspective to help guide Fort’s growth.”
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