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Announcing Two Additions to the Board of Directors

October 12th, 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Garrison, NY – October 12, 2022) – Boscobel House and Gardens is pleased to announce two additions to its Board of Directors, Allegra Driscoll and Aaron Mair.

“We are thrilled to have these brilliant new additions to our Board,” says Boscobel Executive Director Jennifer Carlquist. “Allegra’s business, marketing, and technological savvy will help Boscobel implement a new Business Plan and Aaron Mair’s passion for and knowledge of  Hudson Valley nature and history—particularly the contributions of African American citizens and soldiers—will contribute enormously to a new Interpretive Plan.  Both projects are key to Boscobel’s exciting evolution now and for future generations.”

Allegra Driscoll is a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Global Commercial Services business unit at American Express. Allegra has two decades of technology management experience in the financial industry.  Starting her career at Goldman Sachs as a developer, Allegra later served in various product and technology roles as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Allegra previously served as a board member for R3, a financial services blockchain consortium. Allegra is a 2001 computer science graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University. Originally raised in Chicago, Allegra’s family became Garrison residents in 2020.

Aaron Mair serves as Executive Director of the Adirondack Council, the largest citizen environmental group in New York State. A former epidemiological-spatial analyst for the New York Department of Health, Aaron has spent four decades building coalitions to promote public health, environmental stewardship, and social justice. An expert and advocate of national prominence, Aaron has advised two presidents, Congress, New York’s Governor, and served on the national board of directors of the Sierra Club as its 57th president, and New York State ‘s Atlantic Chapter Chair. Aaron is a native of Peekskill and SUNY Binghamton graduate. Aaron now lives in Schenectedy and professes pride in four grown daughters (two of whom are West Point graduates).

About Boscobel House and Gardens
Boscobel House and Gardens is one America’s most beautiful places, and a leading cultural and environmental resource in the Hudson River Valley.  Opened as a museum in 1961, its mission is to engage diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature.  Boscobel’s volunteer Board of Directors, currently number 15, professional staff of around 35 year-round employees, and a dedicated volunteer corps are actively engaged in reimagining Boscobel to serve growing and increasingly diverse audiences for generations to come.

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