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Members Elected to BTCF Board

By Darryl Gangloff / October 13, 2021 / News & Announcements
Members Elected to BTCF Board

We are pleased to announce that four new members were elected to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's board of directors in 2020 and 2021. Bryan E. House of Housatonic, Mass., and Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III, of Taghkanic, N.Y., joined the board this year. Peter Frank of Hudson, N.Y., and Jane Iredale of Great Barrington, Mass., joined in 2020 shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bryan E. House is director of community outreach and engagement with the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, where he is responsible for managing and cultivating partnerships with community groups and organizations to advance the office’s mission and goals. Previously, he served as a deputy director and youth programming director of the Berkshire Community Action Council, a human services agency that assists low-income residents of Berkshire County in achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency. He is heavily involved in the community and currently serves on the BRIDGE Race Task Force, the City of Pittsfield’s Personnel Review Board, MassHire’s Berkshire Workforce Board, Greylock Federal Credit Union’s volunteer Supervisory Committee, and the boards of directors of UCP of Berkshire County and Pittsfield Community Television.

Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III is a New York-based partner in the private equity practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He advises corporations, sovereign wealth groups and private equity sponsors around the world on market-leading transactions, including cross-border merger, buyout, SPAC, spinout, carve-out and divestiture transactions. He also has a well-recognized practice in asset manager mergers and acquisitions and complex secondaries transactions. Prior to joining Weil, he was the partner in charge of Akin Gump’s New York office and a member of its global corporate steering committee. He was named 2015 Private Practitioner of the Year by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and named among the 2013 CUP Catalysts: Change Agents in the area of law by the Council of Urban Professionals. He serves on the board of the High Line and chairs the board of Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

Peter Frank has been a freelance set designer and prop stylist with a focus on interior, still life and lifestyle photography in the home furnishings sector for nearly 25 years. Peter served as a contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living, and has produced and styled features for magazines such as House Beautiful, Real Simple and Elle Decor. His commercial work includes advertising campaigns for Target, Viking, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, DuPont, Macy’s, Starwood and other national brands. Peter is an engaged community leader in Hudson, N.Y. He is founding board chair of Friends of Hudson Youth, an organization dedicated to enhancing programming at the Hudson Youth Department. Peter has also been active with the Hudson Pride Festival, Alliance for Positive Health and Historic Hudson.

Jane Iredale founded Iredale Cosmetics in 1994 and served as its chief executive officer for 26 years. The Iredale makeup line is sold nationwide and in more than 50 countries. Jane is credited with introducing the first natural makeup line to professionals and was named the International Spa Association’s Visionary of the Year in 2014. After the company’s purchase in 2019, she became a board member and serves as an active adviser to the new CEO. Previously, she was co-owner of a New York film and theater production company that received an Emmy Award and a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical. Jane currently sits on the board of the Personal Care Products Council. Locally, she is a board member of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and previously served for many years on the boards of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Berkshire Grown.

New Board Chair

BTCF's regional board of 19 members is led by Dr. Richard B. Weininger of Claverack, N.Y., who was elected as our new chair in 2021 following six years of service as a member. Richard is a health care entrepreneur who has founded several small health care management companies over the last two decades. The last of these companies merged with CareCore National, where he served as executive vice president, chairman and, most recently, chief medical officer of the 3,000-employee enterprise. Richard replaces Bob Norris of Great Barrington, Mass., who served as chair for two years and continues to sit on our board. 

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