Board of Directors Class of 2023
Michael Tunstall (Weston):
Michael volunteers as a trail steward in Trout Brook Valley. His job is to keep the Hawley’s Brook culverts unblocked and flowing. Michael has extensive experience as an investment banker, private investor, & engineer. Prior to co-founding a private-investment firm, Michael was a Managing Director & Head of the Global IT & Information Services investment banking practice at Credit Suisse. Michael was also Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at ThinkEquity, a boutique investment-banking firm.
Amy Harlacker (Fairfield):
Amy has been involved with the Land Management Committee and with her son has volunteered in other areas with ALT. Amy leads the Investor Services team at Commonfund, an investment management organization serving endowments, foundations and nonprofits. She is focused on providing operational leadership and direction and manages the implementation of the organization’s strategic plans and initiatives. Prior to joining Commonfund, Amy was a business analyst at Energy East Corporation. Amy holds an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.
Peter Petron (Easton):
Peter volunteers on the Membership Committee. He has been involved in commercial real estate investments over the past 30 years. His areas of expertise include asset & portfolio management, residential & commercial leasing, acquisitions & dispositions, sales & marketing, operations & project management, fundraising & investor relations, risk management & financial controls, strategic planning & business development, marketing & public relations.
Tom Failla, Ph.D. (Weston):
Tom has been an advocate in the town of Weston for ALT for many years. He has a B.A., Political Science, Central Connecticut State, M.B.A., University of New Haven, and a Doctorate of Management and Marketing from Pace University. His expertise includes management, marketing, training, and organizational development, journalism and mass communications, public relations, public land use policy.
Robert McHugh (Fairfield):
Robert is currently ALT’s VP Finance. Now retired, he has extensive leadership and management in the financial realm. His most recent role was as EVP of Operations responsible for IT, real estate and supply chain sourcing for Foot Locker where he served in a variety of roles from 1997 to 2016. Prior to that, he was a Tax Partner at KPMG LLP. Robert is involved in several charitable organizations. He has a B.S. from Duke University.
William Kupinse, Jr. (Easton):
William is a Managing Attorney with Goldstein and Peck, P.C. He is formerly the First Selectman of Easton from 1997-2007 where he was involved in preserving ALT’s Trout Brook Valley Preserve and other state open space acquisitions resulting in the preservation of over 40% of Easton as protected open space. William is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School.
Bylaws section 3.5 Nomination of Directors by the Nominating and Governance Committee.
At least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting, the Nominating and Governance Committee (see Section 6.4), with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall place into nomination a slate of five (5) nominees to replace the expiring class of Directors. The slate shall stand for election at the ensuing Annual Meeting. Note: members are electing 6 Directors to replace someone who is moving away.