The board consists of eleven members with experience in finance, law, technology, business, community affairs and journalism. Future membership is capped at 20, and efforts are underway to enlist additional directors familiar with the communities being served and experienced in matters important to the future of the news organization.

Noreen Doyle

Chair

Bio

Noreen retired to her home in Salisbury in 2019, having lived and worked in London from 1990 to 2019, and prior to that in NYC and Houston TX. In her executive career, Noreen was First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, she was firm wide head of Risk Management. Before joining EBRD in 1992, Noreen held a number of position at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) specializing in natural resources and leveraged finance. Noreen is currently on the board of Freedom Acquisition I Corp, a Trustee of Dominican Academy, NYC and on the board of the Berkshire Opera Festival, Great Barrington, Mass. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Noreen has a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, N.Y., and an MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth

Dan Dwyer

Vice Chair

Bio

Dan has owned and operated Johnnycake Books, seller of rare and collectible books, in Salisbury, since 2000, all the while active in public and civic affairs. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1974, Dan served on the first Intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate, and joined the Carter presidential campaign in 1976, after which he worked for the press advance office at the White House. He worked at CBS in Washington and New York before permanently moving to Salisbury in 1986. Dan was a candidate for the Connecticut state Senate in 1992 and 1994 and has served on a number of local and regional boards including Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. His avocation is theater and he is the U.S. reviewer for the German magazine Blickpunkt Musical.

Devereux Chatillon

Secretary

Bio

Devereux is an experienced media and intellectual property attorney who specializes in the area of journalism and intellectual property rights counseling. Dev has worked at: Scholastic, Inc. as General Counsel; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (now Dentons) as a partner; Callaway Digital Arts, Inc., an Apple app developer; The New Yorker; and ABC. Educated at New York University (JD, Law), and Harvard University (AB, American History), Dev lives in New York City and practices in New York State. Dev is member of the Board of Trustees of the Practicing Law Institute, where she serves as Chair of the Board. For over 10 years, she was an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters Program in Publishing at the NYU School of Professional Studies. She has a home in Sharon.

Karen Byers

Treasurer

Bio

Karen retired in 2019 from her position as managing director and chief financial officer of the Markle Foundation, based in New York City. For 27 years, she managed the investment, financial, legal, corporate, accounting, budgeting, human resources, real estate and administrative affairs of this nonprofit organization. Earlier in her career, she worked for a variety of companies and organizations and was a management consultant specializing in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Raised in Europe and the U.S. as part of a Foreign Service family, she holds two degrees in philosophy and an MBA. Karen lives in North Canaan, on the last remnant of family land in Canaan Valley settled by her grandparents in the 1930s. She is a regular sorter of books for the annual Norfolk Library book sale and a member of the vestry council of Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield, MA.

Dave Colmar

Board Member

Bio

Dave has lived in the Northwest Corner since 2010 and is a tech/marketing consultant and website designer with his own company founded in 2001. Previously he worked in film, living in Los Angeles and Europe. Dave is a graduate of Amherst College and Stanford University.

Jonathan Landman

Board Member

Bio

Jonathan is a retired editor and news executive, most recently at Bloomberg and previously at The New York Times and other newspapers. He edited opinion columns at Bloomberg on politics, economics, law, public policy and finance and created an explanatory journalism product for the news department. At the Times he served as culture editor, metro editor and, for five years, manager of the newsroom’s transformation from print to web. Jonathan is a graduate of Amherst College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and was an Amherst trustee from 2003 to 2009. He is now a member of the board of the Cornwall Chronicle. He lives in West Cornwall with his wife, Bonnie Vangilder, a retired TV news producer.
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Jamie Lehrer

Board Member

Bio

Jamie most recently worked as Development Director at the Off-Broadway theater company The New Group for 10 years. Before that, she held the same position at the Lyric Hammersmith in London. After attending Vassar College, her working life began in publishing as an editor and writer in Lausanne and London. Her children’s book, “The Magic Costumes,” was published in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, and translated into Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived in Switzerland and Singapore, but mostly in the U.K., where she and her husband, John O’Brien, raised three children. Jamie now lives in North Canaan where she has had a home for over 20 years. She is a member of the board of the Salisbury Forum.

William E. Little Jr.

Board Member

Bio

William attended Princeton University, graduating in 1963. After graduation, Will enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served four years of active duty at U.S. Naval bases in Argentina, Newfoundland, and Yokosuka, Japan. Upon returning to civilian life in the spring of 1968, Will joined his family business, George Little Management, Inc., a producer and manager of trade shows, featuring consumer products at the wholesale level. Will and his partners sold the business in 2007, at which time he retired. He was chair of The Lakeville Journal LLC board for 20 years. Will married Helen Y. Chiu in 1974, and they have maintained their primary residence in New York City ever since, but have enjoyed and been involved in the life of the Lakeville area, where they have owned two homes since 1983.

Janet Manko

Board Member

Bio

Janet is the publisher and editor in chief of The Lakeville Journal Company in Lakeville, Conn., which publishes The Lakeville Journal in Connecticut and The Millerton News in New York, as well as the regional website, www.tricornernews.com and multiple other publications. In addition to her duties as publisher, she edits the opinion pages for The Lakeville Journal and writes the editorials. She lives in Lime Rock. Janet has volunteered in her community on the boards of Housatonic Child Care Center, The Arts Fund for Region One, The Bissell Fund, The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, EXTRAS, and statewide on the board of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government. She served on the board of the New York Press Association and is a member of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. She went to Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

Brian Ross

Board Member

Bio

Brian has spent four decades of investigative journalism reporting by making a career of bringing justice to disenfranchised and exposing government corruption and corporate wrongdoing around the world. His stories have earned him every major broadcast journalism award, including 19 Emmys, six Peabodys and five Columbia DuPont awards. Ross is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book “The Madoff Chronicles,” detailing the crimes of financial fraudster Bernard Madoff. Ross currently serves as Chief Investigative Correspondent of the Law and Crime Network, which he joined in 2018 after 40 years of similar roles at ABC News and NBC News. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Ross began his career in Waterloo, Iowa and worked at television stations in Miami and Cleveland before becoming an NBC News network correspondent.

Larry Walsh

Board Member

Bio

Larry is vice chairman of the Hawthorn Group, a Virginia based public affairs firm, where he serves as consultant to corporations, trade groups and not-for-profit organizations on public policy and legislative issues and crisis preparedness. He is a former Managing Director of Risk Consulting at Marsh.

He was a long-term member of the board of Youth INC, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in New York City, and continues to serve on its Sustaining Board. In the past, he has served on the board of the Connecticut Audubon Society and on the Business Committee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Lotos Club in New York City, one of America’s oldest literary clubs, and the Sharon Country Club. He and his wife, Gael Doar, live on the family’s farm in Millerton, N.Y.