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Edgar Wachenheim III recently became a Skidmore trustee emeritus. A member of the board from 1993 to 2001, he recently served as vice chair. He chaired the investment committee and was a leader in supporting the Tang Museum. Even in his retirement, he has agreed to remain involved in managing Skidmore’s endowment.
     Wachenheim’s commitment to ensuring and enhancing Skidmore’s well-being is both fiduciary and familial: the chair of Greenhaven Associates investment firm, he is the son of Betty Lewis Wachenheim ’31 and the father of Lance ’85, Kim ’88, and Amy ’01. “I have a love affair with Skidmore,” he says; the quality of its faculty and students “is a constant source of joy.” In January Wachenheim was toasted by fellow trustees past and present at a reception in New York City.
     The newest member of the board is Dennis Dammerman, who joined in February. A manager at General Electric since graduating from the University of Dubuque in 1967, he brings considerable financial expertise to the board, having been GE’s chief financial officer and a director of GE Capital Services for nearly twenty years. In 1994 he was elected to GE’s board of directors. In 1998 he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from CFO magazine.
     Dammerman, who recently retired from a decade-plus stint on Fairfield University’s board, where he chaired the finance and investments committee, will serve on the Skidmore board’s financial, investment, and audit committees. He and his wife are active in the community of Saratoga Springs, where they maintain a summer home. —SR

 


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