Meet our Board of Trustees
Richard D. Sanford
Dick is a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist. Beginning his career at Arthur Anderson as VP of Finance, he then became Executive Vice President of Commodore International. Dick later went on to found Intelligent Electronics, a wholesale distributor of micro-based products and services which he grew to become a $3.7 billion enterprise. In 1989, Dick and his wife Sheila started The Sanford Foundation with the sole mission to support disadvantaged children. The first charter school in Pennsylvania, today known as The Chester County Family Academy, was one of the Sanford Foundation earliest projects. Dick has served on the board of the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy, and in 1998 he founded Operation Warm.
Barry M. Abelson is chair emeritus and a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He served as chairman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing body, from 1995 until 2007.
Mr. Abelson concentrates his practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. He has substantial experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities (representing issuers, underwriters and investors) and acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Abelson regularly counsels boards of directors, independent board committees and senior management of companies on strategic, governance, disclosure and transactional matters.
Active in the community, Mr. Abelson also serves on the board of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. He earned a B.A. 1968 Dartmouth College and J.D. 1971, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Mr. Anderson was Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. from 2001 until March 2006; prior thereto, he was Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Soup Company since 1996.
Mr. Anderson serves as a Director of Becton, Dickinson and Company; Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Staples, Inc. He previously served on the Board of CRA International, Inc. from 2004 until January 2010.
Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of business experience as an operating executive and as a chief financial officer of major multinational public companies. Mr. Anderson’s experience includes strategic, business and financial planning and operations, being in charge of an international business based in Europe, as well as service as a director for five public companies in five different industries.
J. B. Doherty was the President of Anderson Metals LLC, until its recent sale and previously spent two years as the turnaround CEO of ImageMax, Inc.
J. B. was Managing General Partner of the TDH II and TDH III venture capital partnerships entering the business with the licensing of TDH Capital Corporation as an SBIC in 1978. He is best known for leading the first institutional round for Intelligent Electronics, providing the initial capital for Airgas, Inc. and for his seed capital/co-founder role with ESPN. Service includes the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (founding President, later Chairman) and The Episcopal Academy (ten-year trustee and Distinguished Service Award).
A former Marine (Silver Star, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry), J. B. has an MBA from Stanford and a BSE from the Naval Academy. He resides with his family in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Heather Richards Evans
Heather Evans is Founder and President of the Yaverland Foundation, a private foundation supporting land conservation, education and the arts. She is a current Board Member of the Brandywine Conservancy, and has served on the boards of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Delaware Center for Horticulture. While living in London for ten years, she also served as a Member of West London Action for Children, Business in the Community, and American Friends of the British Museum. Ms. Evans received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her A.B. from Princeton University and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is currently pursuing a Master of Environmental Studies degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Wilmington, DE.
Mr. Randy Harward
An apparel industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, including 26 years with Patagonia, Inc. as Quality Director and as VP of Advanced R&D. He builds management systems that are capable, systemic, and process-centered. He helps companies make the best quality products possible, with operations, products and services that are integrated, and continuously improving, with full participation in that improvement by employees at all levels.
He’s fluent in the processes and systems that form the backbone of development and production. He’s also a recognized textile, hardware and technology R&D expert having developed countless products, new construction techniques, factory equipment, technologies and materials. A frequent speaker Randy is known and respected throughout the industry; he has taught numerous management seminars, and served on several industry boards including, currently, the boards of the American Apparel Producers Network, Innovators International and Operation Warm.
William H. Iredale
Bill Iredale is a graduate of the University of Delaware. He served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 through 1968, achieving the rank of Captain.
Bill began his business career with the Proctor and Gamble Company. He moved on to become President and then principal owner of Fitzwater, Inc., a consumer products advertising, sales and marketing company with clients among the leading consumer products companies in the United States and Europe.
Since his retirement in 1996, Bill has been active on the Board of Governors of the Merion Golf Club, the Board of Trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy and the Board of Advisors to the Dean of the Business School of the University of Delaware. He also has served as a member of the Winterthur Lawn and Garden committee and the Executive Committee of the Golf Association of Philadelphia.
Bill and his wife, Kay, reside in Centreville, Delaware.
Mr. Wilson King
Mr. Wilson King of Oxford, PA is founder and President of Outback Trading Company, an apparel manufacturing Company best known for Australian inspired Oilskin jackets and hats. Wilson founded the company in 1983, and has held the helm of the Company since its inception, steering it to the success it is today.
Mr. King graduated from Penn State University. He is a member of the Cheshire Hunt Club and The Headwear Association. Mr. King also holds positions on many boards. His Company, Outback Trading, is a key sponsor to many clubs and events throughout the world. Mr. King enjoys sailing his boat, Victoria Vixen, on windy days.
William C. Pickett, III
During his 32 year career with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Mr. Pickett held numerous financial leadership positions at both business unit and corporate levels as well as positions in South America and Europe. From 2002 to 2004 he served as Chief Financial Officer of Invista, DuPont's $ 7 billion man-made fibers company, which was ultimately sold to Koch Industries, Inc.
Mr. Pickett has served on the Boards of Directors of several regional and international corporate joint ventures and a philanthropic foundation. In addition to Operation Warm, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and Lightwave Logic, Inc., a development stage company.
Mr. Pickett received his MBA from The Harvard Business School and a BA from Trinity College. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy with service in Vietnam.
Mr. Greg Pratt
Mr. Pratt currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of specialty stainless steels and high temperature alloys. Recently, he served as interim President and CEO and has been a board member since 2002.
Mr. Pratt is a member of the Board of Directors of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., the nation's largest propane distribution company, serving as Audit Committee Chairman. Mr. Pratt is the former Vice Chairman and CEO of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc., an information technology and professional services company. Greg was President and COO of Intelligent Electronics, Inc. from 1991 through 1996. He was co-founder and served variously as CFO and President of Atari (US) Corporation from 1984-1991.
Mr. Pratt has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a CPA having started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Pratt also serves as President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Capital Area Chapter, a group dedicated to improving board governance in public, private, and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Reid has recently retired from the Oracle Corporation as a Senior Vice President, where she was responsible for all due diligence sales performance projections and delivery analysis during Oracle’s very acquisitive 7 year period, which included the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. She was recruited by the Oracle Corporation in 1998 to run their Public Sector consulting services in North America.
Ms. Reid has an MS in Management Science and Engineering and an MA in Mathematics and began her career as a programmer before joining Bearing Point (Peat, Marwick, Mitchell) where she became a partner in their consulting division. In 1988 Ms. Reid founded a Technology firm, which was eventually sold to a technology investment firm.
Ms. Reid is active with the Brandywine Museum and Conservancy, the American Driving Society, Moore County Driving Club, Young Drivers Camp and the Alabama Wildlife Center.
Mr. Rogers is senior vice president and managing director of Glenmede’s Wilmington office. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Company’s Delaware office, which he launched in June 1999.
Mr. Rogers brings more than twenty-five years of estate planning and financial services experience to this position. Prior to joining Glenmede, Mr. Rogers was a vice president for Scudder Private Investment Counsel, responsible for new business development. He has also served as a vice president with the Wilmington Trust Company and Delaware Trust Company (now Wachovia).
Mr. Rogers is an active member of several professional and community organizations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Bankers Association, Christiana Care, The Delaware Business Roundtable, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Washington College, Winterthur Museum, Operation Warm, World Affairs Council, and Easter Seals. He is Past President of the Board of Trustees of Sanford School, The Estate Planning Council of Delaware and Past Chairman of Wilmington Renaissance and the Wilmington Tax Group.
Mr. Rogers received his B.A. from Washington College and completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Mr. Rogers and his family reside in Greenville, Delaware.
George A. Weymouth
Mr. Weymouth of Chadds Ford, PA is an accomplished artist and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy, an environmental and cultural organization that he helped found in 1967. He is also chairman of the Conservancy’s Museum Committee for The Brandywine River Museum.
Mr. Weymouth received a BA degree from Yale University and is renowned for his fine portraits and landscapes. He was one of the artists selected by NASA to paint at Cape Kennedy during the moon shots. His portrait of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, now hangs in Windsor Castle. Mr. Weymouth served on the National Commission of fine Arts from 1972-1977 and on the PA Council of the Arts in 1974 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware.
George Weymouth has been a well-known figure in coaching circles and has exhibited his horses and antique carriages. He started the Vicmead Coaching club and is past Chairman of the Board of the Brandywine polo Club, and past president of the Coaching Club of New York and is a member of the British Coaching Club. Mr. Weymouth also serves on the Board of Directors (Ex Officio) of the National Sporting Library and Museum.
Mrs. J. Maxwell "Betty" Moran - EMERITUS
Elizabeth (Betty) Moran is a lifelong philanthropist. She was a founding member of the Chester County Community Foundation and received the Jordan Award for Philanthropy in 2000. She serves on the Board of Trustees of several organizations including the Brandywine Museum and Conservancy, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, The Bryn Clovis Charity Foundation, the Paoli Hospital, Community Volunteers in Medicine, and the Home of the Sparrow. Her recent projects were co-chairing the Campaign for La Comunidad Hispana, located in Kennett Square, PA and raising funds for the Chester County Food Bank. The Salvation Army honored Mrs. Moran with their 2009 Others Award in recognition of her dedication and service.
Mrs. Moran is a graduate the Mary Washington College in Virginia and is the owner of Brushwood Stable, a thoroughbred racing and breeding operation which consigns yearlings to the major horse sales in Kentucky and New York.