Diana Atwood Johnson
Diana Atwood Johnson has served on the Board of the college since 1980. She served as Chairman from 1996-2003 as the college became accredited and opened the new Academic Center. She opened the Old Lyme Inn in 1976 and operated the Inn for 25 years. She has served on the Board of several banks, tourism associations and currently serves on the board of INNCOM International. She was recently named 2012 Citizen of the Year in Old Lyme for her advocacy work on behalf of the arts and the environment. She is currently the Chair of the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and the State of Connecticut Natural Heritage, Open Space and Watershed Review Board.
Dr. Robert W. Pratt Jr. Ph.D.
Bob Pratt Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee for the college and joined the board in 2008. He joined General Electric in 1963 as an economist. He spent 14 years with GE in marketing and strategic planning. He retired from Avon Products as Executive Vice-President. He taught Strategic Planning at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and has served on several for profit boards including Liz Claiborne Cosmetics and Greenfield Industries. He was the Chairman of the Louisville School of Art and the Vice-Chairman of The Institute for Global Ethics and was a member of the Kentucky Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.
Marcy Withington Chairs the Finance Committee. She is Chief Financial Office and Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, for Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. in Mystic, Connecticut. She joined Mystic Seaport in 2007, after spending 10 years at Viacom. She is a CPA with her MBA from Cornell University. She joined CBS in 1997 serving as Manager of Finance for the CBS Television Network and Director of Finance at CBS.com and has been Director of Finance at MTVi, Senior Vice-President at Nickelodeon and MTV Networks. She is the Treasurer at Pine Point School in Stonington and a member of the MacCurdy- Salisbury Educational Foundation.
Laura Lee Miller
Laura Lee Miller is the Founder and President of Brand Solutions LLC, providing strategic marketing, branding and licensing services for fashion designers, celebrities, manufacturers and retailers. She began her career at L’Oreal, USA in New York, followed by senior level marketing roles at Calvin Klein Cosmetics and Unilever. She was President of Vera Wang Licensing leading a $750 million licensing portfolio. She also owned and operated Souleiado in Chester, Ct and Westport for over a decade.
Peter Cove is one of the nation’s leading advocates for private solutions to welfare dependency, ex-offender reentry initiatives and for meeting the needs of underserved, marginalized populations. He founded America Works in 1984 and the Work First Foundation in 2005. America Works links private-sector investment and employment with welfare reform as well as serves hard-to-place workers. He has appeared on national television and has been quoted in major newspapers, business and public affairs publications. He worked for the Community Action Agency in Boston, was a consultant for the Manpower Assistance Project, Inc., program officer at the New World Foundation in New York and Director of the Manhattan Project for Wildcat Service Corp. as well as President of Transitional Employment Enterprises Inc.
Henry E. (Toby) Dunn III
Toby Dunn spent his career in advertising beginning with Grey Advertising in New York City in the 70’s and various Saatchi & Saatchi agencies during the 80’s. He became Executive Director of an Interpublic Group Agency, Avrett Free & Ginsburg most recently. He studied at Les Beaux Arts before starting his career, and also studied at the Arts Student League and The National Academy. He painted watercolors of the Mediterranean while an aid to the Admiral of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
John K. Gallant
John Gallant is Vice-President with Gartner Inc., a Technology Research and Advisory firm. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He founded and developed a non-profit company, Computers 4 Kids, partnering with large corporate entities to address the challenges of technology access/development facing education and children at risk. In 1995, Computers 4 Kids received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Socially Aware businesses. Further, he was previously Director of Development at Saint Joseph College and a consultant for non-profit organizations.
Charles J. Hamm
Charlie Hamm was President and CEO of the Independence Community Bank Corp. until 2001, when he retired but remained as Chairman. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President of McCann Erikson Worldwide and Vice Chairman of the advertising agency’s USA division. Charlie serves on the Board of the Mystic Seaport Museum as well as the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Academy of Music. He served on the board of Pratt Institute for 11 years.
Tracey Jacey is the Chief Financial Officer, Director of HR and Treasurer at INNCOM International, Inc. an innovator in advanced software based energy management systems for the global lodging, healthcare and educational housing markets. Prior to joining INNCOM, she was the Accounting and Finance Manager at Sonalysts, Inc. She is a founding member of the Shoreline Cohorts Investment Association and has chaired several non-profit fundraising events.
Charlotte Danly Jackson
Charlotte Jackson is a sculptor and her work was featured in 1999’s Art Ideas, American Renaissance for the 21st. century. She graduated from UC Berkely and was active in the civil rights movements in the 60’s. She has served on the board of the League of Women Voters in Florida. She studied under Elisabeth Gordon Chandler and Laci deGerenday at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts before it became a college.
Suzanne (Sue) Joffray
Sue Joffray was Associate Director of Development and a teacher at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. She is an owner and member of the Board of Directors of Product Development Corporation in Monterey, California. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, MALS from Wesleyan University and her Professional Certificate from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She continues to paint and exhibits her work.
Margaret (Peggy) Kenny
Peggy Kenny has spent most of her time working in the academic arena in Washington, D.C. She worked in the Admissions and Development Offices at St Andrew’s Episcopal School, and St. Albans School respectively. She has been an Education Consultant at the School Counseling Group and has served on the boards of the Rose School and St. Albans School.
Robert G. Manice
Robert G. Manice spent 20 years in commercial real estate development and finance. In 1997, shortly after attending a workshop in Maine with David Dewey, he returned to his early love of art – first, by enrolling in courses at LACFA, and since 1999, maintaining a studio on Newbury Street in Boston. He has had several solo exhibits, including at: Alfred J. Walker Fine Art, Boston; Newhouse Galleries, New York, NY; The Gow School, Buffalo, NY; and has exhibited with David Dewey and Paul Rickert at William Vareika Fine Art, Newport, RI; as well as with Lois Dodd and Susan Shatter at the Newport Art Museum. Robert previously served on the Board of LACFA from 2001 to 2010, and on the Board of the Newport Art Museum from 1999 to 2009.
Robert J. Reed Jr.
Robert Reed is a Professor of Painting/Printmaking at Yale University of Art. He is a painter who’s work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, Whitney Museum of Art, Yale Art Gallery, Walker Art Center and the National Academy Museum in New York among others. He lectures and is the author of several drawing programs. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and a board member for the McDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work is represented by David Findlay Jr. Fine Arts in New York.
John R. Schroeder
John Schroeder is Principal of John R. Schroeder, AIA, specializing in architecture, planning and interior design. His firm has won several design awards and his work has been featured in numerous publications. He is a LEED Green Associate and a member of the USGBC (United Stated Green Building Council). Before starting his own firm in 2003, John was with Centerbrook Architects and the S/L/A/M Collaborative. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to his design practice, John is owner of eo art lab art consulting, offering art procurement services to corporate, institutional, hospitality and residential clients. He is also owner of Monroe Properties, a property development company, which designs and builds high value projects throughout Connecticut.
Captain Glenn Sulmasy
Glenn Sulmasy is a judge advocate and an expert in national security law. He has been on the faculty of the United States Coast Guard Academy since July 2001 and is now Chairman of the Humanities Department. He is a professor of law, judge advocate and a member of the Academy’s Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff (PCTS). He coordinates and teaches international law and constitutional law. Captain Sulmasy has been a National Security and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. He has written and lectured widely on the law of armed conflict, international law and national security. He is frequently a guest on National Public Radio and other national radio and television outlets. His articles have appeared in numerous law journals as well as national publications including New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle and others.
Charles Taylor is the proprietor of Charles Taylor Design in New York City. His company does residential and commercial interior design both in the city and surrounding communities. He was previously Visual Merchandising Manager for Macy’s Corporate. He has served on the Board of Ogden Mills State Park in New York, Lyman Allyn Art Museum and has organized many major fundraising events.
John Visgilio is a founding principal of Outthink, a new-breed advertising agency with a client roster including Marriott International, Royal Caribbean, Mohegan Sun and many educational and non-profit organizations. Before graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BFA, he became fluent in Italian while studying art history at the University of Florence. John began his career in the design business working as a broadcast designer for the Hartford, CT CBS affiliate. Later, he was recruited by Sonalysts, Inc. and charged with building an integrated marketing communications design studio. His multi-discipline expertise in concepting, directing and executing marketing strategies fueled one of the company’s fastest growing and most profitable groups. John became a founding principal of Outthink in 2002, and the boutique firm quickly attracted an impressive client roster in the travel & leisure, healthcare, not-for-profit and educational spaces. At Outthink, John sets the tone, plots the course and corrals the diverse personalities of strategists, writers, designers and account managers who make their creativity pay off for clients by developing compelling brands and powerful marketing communications in every conceivable medium. He has received a regional Emmy, several national Emmy nominations, HSMAI Adrian Advertising Awards and multiple Connecticut Art Directors and Ad Club of Connecticut Awards.
Martin Wolman, Of Counsel, in the West Hartford office of Day Pitney LLP, is a member of the Connecticut and California Bars. He holds an A.B. degree from Brown University and an LL.B. from the University of California at Berkeley. Martin is currently a member of Day Pitney’s Individual Clients Department and has served the firm in a variety of capacities, including as Chairman of its Executive Committee. He is a member of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel as well as a number of other professional organizations. He is past Chairman of the Board of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Hartford Hospital and Kingswood-Oxford School. He has served on the Boards of Hartford Healthcare Corp, Wadsworth Atheneum, Russell Sage College, Hill-Stead Museum, the Institute of Living, and several other institutions.
Dr. Wayne O. Southwick, MD
Wayne was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Yale University, where he was in charge of the residency training program for more than 20 years, and remains on the staff and faculty as Professor Emeritus. He has been extensively published in medical periodicals and widely recognized for his interest in and development of surgical approaches and the biomechanics of the spine. In 1979, he began to study drawing and sculpture with instructors of the Lyme Academy and continued to study with Bruno Lucchesi. He has bronzes at the Museum of Nebraska Art, Yale School of Medicine, Loomis Chaffee School and others. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.