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Board of Directors

Spencer Davidson

Chairman, Board of Directors
  • General American Investors Company, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer (1995-2012)
  • Neurosciences Research Foundation, Trustee

Kiplinger Magazine Interviews Spencer Davidson


Jeffrey W. Priest

  • General American Investors Company, Inc., President ( 2012) and Chief Executive Officer ( 2013)

Arthur G. Altschul, Jr.

  • Diaz & Altschul Capital Management, LLC, Founder and Managing Member
  • Overbrook Management Corporation, Chairman
  • Child Mind Institute, Director
  • Delta Opportunity Fund, Ltd., Director
  • Neurosciences Research Foundation, Trustee
  • Overbrook Foundation, Director

Rodney B. Berens

  • Berens Capital Management, LLC, Founder, Chairman and Senior Investment Strategist
  • Svarog Capital Advisers, Member of Investment Committee
  • The Morgan Library and Museum, Life Trustee, Chairman of Investment Sub-Committee, and Member of Finance, Compensation and Nomination Committees
  • The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Trustee and Member of the Investment Committee

Lewis B. Cullman

  • Philanthropist
  • Chess-in-the-Schools, Chairman Emeritus
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Honorary Trustee
  • Museum of Modern Art, Vice Chairman, International Council and Honorary Trustee
  • The New York Botanical Garden, Senior Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • The New York Public Library, Trustee

The Wall Street Journal Article on Lewis B. Cullman


Clara E. Del Villar

  • Strategic Consultant
  • Neuberger Berman Portfolio Management and Private Asset Management (formerly)
  • Tribecca Innovation Awards Foundation, Fellow
  • Women's Health Symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine, Member of Executive Steering Committee

John D. Gordan, III

  • Beazley USA Services, Inc., Attorney

Betsy F. Gotbaum

  • Consultant
  • Chess-in-the-Schools, Board of Advisors
  • Community Service Society, Trustee
  • Coro Leadership, Director
  • Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Trustee
  • Learning Leaders, Trustee
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Director


Sidney R. Knafel

Lead Independent Director
  • SRK Management Company, Managing Partner

Rose P. Lynch

  • Marketing Strategies, LLC, Founder & President
  • Steve Madden Ltd, Director

Henry R. Schirmer

  • Unilever Europe, Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice-President
  • Results for Development Institute, Director


Raymond S. Troubh

  • Financial Consultant
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., Director