Hartwick Names Long ’83, H’14 New Board of Trustees Chair

Hartwick College announces today Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group David H. Long ’83, H’14 has become the new Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019.

Long takes over from Francis D. Landrey P’06 who has served as the Board chair since 2013. Long served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 until 2011, and rejoined the Board in 2016. He was elected to the role of vice chair in 2018.

“David Long’s promise as the new chairman of the Hartwick Board lies in his deep commitment to Hartwick, as well as his appreciation for the College’s historic place in American higher education, and the College’s importance to our local community,” said Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich. “As an alumnus, a seasoned corporate leader, and an experienced Board member at Hartwick and other major non-profit organizations, David is well-prepared to guide the Board as it navigates the rapidly changing higher education landscape.”

As chairman and chief executive officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Long oversees a company ranked 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. As of December 31, 2018, the business had $41.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Based in Boston, MA, Liberty Mutual has operations in 30 countries and economies around the world.

Long began his career with Liberty Mutual in 1985 as a Financial Analyst. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s International Operations, Commercial Markets, Underwriting and Financial, and Mergers and Acquisitions segments. His most recent promotion to chairman quickly followed his appointment as chief executive officer in 2011, president and member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual Group in 2010, president of Liberty International in 2009, and executive vice president and president of Liberty Mutual’s Commercial Markets in 2005.

After earning a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Hartwick College in 1983, Long graduated first in his class from Boston College with a master’s degree in finance. As an undergraduate at Hartwick, he was named a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar – the College’s highest academic recognition – and was selected as an All-American on Hartwick’s Division I Soccer team. He was inducted into the Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2013 he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Hartwick College Alumni Association.

Long is married to Hartwick graduate Stephanie Isgur Long ’84.

Hartwick also named three new members of the Board.

Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88, H’14 is the Manager of Ring Brook Farm in Plainfield, NH, and previously owned the Whaleback Ski Area in Lebanon, NH. She is the District Commissioner for a United State Pony Club, the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association, and guides the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program. Griffiths Herbert served on the Hartwick College Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2018. In addition to service on numerous Board committees, she served as the Chair of the Facilities and Student Affairs Committee. The College named the Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatic Center in honor of her singular support for renovations to that space. She and her husband, Tim, support The Sarah Griffiths ’88 and Timothy Herbert Endowed J Term Scholarship, and have endowed a fund to support the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation on the Hartwick campus.

Steven M. Bloom ’76 has held several leadership and management roles in business and non-profit real estate management. He served as Business & Operations Manager at International House, Assistant Vice President of the Real Estate Department at Shearson Lehman/American, and Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Division of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. Since 1988, Bloom has held similar positions related to real estate and facility oversight for international organizations including Greenpeace International, the International Monetary Fund, UNICEF, and, most recently, the Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations where he served as the Director of Operations, Operations & Finance Team. For these organizations, his duties included site selection, lease negotiation, financial and facilities management, coordination with Federal, State and local authorities. Bloom, a long term supporter of the College, lives in Washington, D.C.

Steven B. Epstein P’18 is a founding partner of Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea and LoTurco, LLP, in Garden City, NY. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost DWI attorneys in the country, specializing in representing clients accused of DWI, vehicular homicides and other criminal offenses. He is a nationally recognized lecturer at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys, and the author of numerous published articles relating to trial techniques, legal challenges to scientific evidence, legal updates and other criminal and DWI defense-related issues. Epstein is a faculty member of the National College for DUI Defense. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University School of Law, an instructor at the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, and as a Coach at Pace University School of Competitive Trial Teams. The father of Alexis Epstein ’18, he lives in East Meadow, NY.

For additional information on Hartwick’s Board of Trustees, visit the College’s website.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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