William McChesney has broad experience in banking at JPMorgan Chase and the not-for-profit sector as Director of the New Jersey Field Office for The Trust for Public Land and Director of Development for Regional Plan Association. A year-round resident of Quogue, Bill advocates land/historic preservation, balanced growth, and education serving on the boards of Group for the East End and The Quogue Association while fund-raising for Princeton University. Bill is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Harris A. Barer is a lawyer and real estate investor with offices in New York City. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) an international organization aimed at finding a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata and a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of Homes for the Homeless (HFH), a national non-profit organization focused on providing solutions for homeless families. He is a graduate of Colgate University (magna cum laude) and Yale Law School. He is married to Helen, who is a novelist, and they reside in Water Mill and New York City.
W. Marco Birch is a Partner of Moore Capital Management LLC and a Senior Portfolio Manager, focusing primarily on investing in non G-7 countries. Marco is most passionate and committed to conservation, particularly on the East End of Long Island. He believes that we have reached a critical juncture in regard to conservation of dwindling resources, and that what we do now will determine what remains for the future. Marco has also been supportive of Boys Harbor, Fresh Air Fund, St. David’s School, Southampton Fresh Air Home, Peconic Land Trust, Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund, Mashomack Preserve, Peconic Baykeeper, NRDC and the Land Trust Alliance. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
Mark A. Burchill is currently an owner and CEO of Outside Television, a national television network that is a joint venture with Outside Magazine. He was a cofounder of 24/7 Media, a global Internet marketing company that was publically listed on Nasdaq and eventually bought by WPP Group. He began his career at Young & Rubicam Advertising and Petry Media. Mark has a BA from Hobart College and a MBA from UCLA.
Andrew Goldstein is a securities attorney practicing in New York City. In addition to his activities on behalf of the Group, Mr. Goldstein serves on the Boards of the East Hampton Village Preservation Society and The East Hampton Health Care Foundation. Mr. Goldstein currently serves as the Chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mark Hissey is the Managing Principal of Hissey Golf consultants and Vice President of Duck Pond Corp. As Vice President of Duck Pond Corp., Mark managed the complete design, permitting and construction of Sebonack Golf Club, with its the highly-acclaimed and environmentally-responsible Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak design. Mark is a graduate of Harvard University and recently acted as Vice-Chairman of his 25th reunion, and had a highly successful 15-year career in consumer finance, specializing in asset liquidation. His publicly-held company was acquired by Bank of America, where he served as Senior Vice President and managed a staff of more than 200 employees nationwide.
Gregory Hoogkamp is a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co. in their Private Wealth Management Business. He currently lives in New York City and Quogue with his wife and two boys. In addition to his involvement with the Group for the East End, he is a Trustee of his alma Mata, Hamilton College. Greg also received an MBA from Harvard University.
Peter Schellbach is Vice President at Ingalls & Snyder LLC. He was a reporter for The Southampton Press and a graduate of Princeton University. He lives in Quogue and New York City.
John Shea is one of the founding partners in the law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, a general practice firm on Long Island with a 55 person staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. Prior to establishing his firm, he served as Counsel to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and earlier as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York in the Environmental Protection Bureau. He has frequently written and lectured on environmental law and been involved in environmental issues both professionally and on a volunteer basis for over 35 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Fordham University . Mr. Shea is a full-time resident of East Hampton.
John C. Waddell is Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Arrow Electronics, Inc. and the retired former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Arrow, headquartered in Melville, Long Island, is a major global distributor of electronic components and computer products. Waddell is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Business School. He resides in Montauk and New York City.
Mary Walker is a veteran fundraiser, activist and philanthropist for Group for the East End, as well as several animal welfare charities. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Village of Dering Harbor and has devoted much of her life to preserving the rural character of Shelter Island. She served on the first board of The Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve. She lives in Dering Harbor and New York City with her husband Ken.