SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company announced today that it has appointed Marc Conner, Ph.D., and Brian Straughter, Ed.D., as new members to its Board of Directors.
Conner is President of Skidmore College. He previously worked for more than 24 years with Washington and Lee University as the longest-running provost, is a well-published English professor, and an advocate for diversity and inclusion. He attended the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1989. He earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature in 1991 from Princeton University and became a Doctor of Philosophy in English literature in 1994 from Princeton University.
Straughter is President of Turf Hotels, a local hotel management company in the Capital District. As president, he is an active owner/operator of five local properties: Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs Downtown, Homewood Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs, Hampton Inn Western Avenue, Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany and Staybridge Suites Albany. Straughter and his wife co-founded Jake’s Help From Heaven in 2011, a nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities resulting from congenital or childhood-onset diseases. He has been the Chair of the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund’s Advisory Committee since 2020.
The Adirondack Trust Company Board of Directors consists of Charles V. Wait, Chairman, The Adirondack Trust Company; Guy Alonge, III, President, Amsure; Marc Conner, Ph.D., President, Skidmore College; Susan Law Dake, President, Stewart’s Foundation; Mary Gavin, Principal and Certified Public Accountant, Gavin and LaVigne, Inc.; John T. Hedbring, President, Fort Miller Group; Douglass M. Mabee, Vice President (retired), The Adirondack Trust Company; Douglass T. Mabee, Project Environmental Specialist, Quanta Services, Inc.; J. Thomas Roohan, Jr., Owner/Broker, Roohan Realty; Stephen F. Sullivan, President, Longfellow’s Hotel, Restaurant & Conference Center and The Olde Bryan Inn Restaurant; Stephan R. von Schenk, Immediate Past President and CEO (retired), The Adirondack Trust Company; Brian Straughter, Ed.D., President, Turf Hotels; and Charles V. Wait, Jr., President and CEO, The Adirondack Trust Company.
The Adirondack Trust Company is an independent, locally-owned and operated, community bank offering a wide variety of business and personal financial services. The bank has more than $1.4 billion in assets and 13 branch offices. The bank’s website is AdirondackTrust.com