The Housing Trust Board of Directors and Advisory Board are comprised of passionate members of our community that are committed to the complex issue of affordable housing.
|Board of Directors||Advisory & Emeritus Board|
|Berte Hirschfield, Chairwoman||Bomber Bryan, Advisory|
|Alexis Dittmer, Vice-Chair||Bob Hartman, Advisory|
|Amy Minella, Treasurer||Arne Jorgensen, Emeritus|
|Dale Hoyt, Secretary||Margot Snowdon, Emeritus|
|Van Davis||Frances Tessler, Emeritus|
Berte Hirschfield is retired from a career in new product development and market research. She was founder and serves on the board of the Pediatric Audiology Project as well as founder and served on the board of Jackson Hole Child Care Helpers. She has also served on the boards of local and state organizations including Bennington College, Teton Literacy Center, Grand Teton Music Festival and the Governor appointed board of the Wyoming Arts Council. The dire housing situation is of great concern to her and she looks forward to serving on the Housing Trust Board to find solutions.
Alexis Dittmer has a background in finance. She has worked with a global macro hedge fund in the capacity of trader and fund accountant and has extensive experience in international banking in Mexico. There, Alexis was part of a team which founded multiple boutique banks to provide essential financing for working class first time home buyers. Alexis moved to Jackson in 2014 and has become interested in the dynamics which shape Teton County’s housing challenges. She is passionate about the community and believes that providing solutions to address the local housing issues will strengthen the exceptional character of this valley. She lives in Wilson, WY with her 5 yr. old daughter Piper.
Amy has been a homeowner in Jackson for 30 years. Her professional background is in finance. She co-founded Cardinal Capital Management, LLC in CT in 1995 and was the Managing Partner until 2013 when she retired. She has been on a number of non-profit boards, including Greenwich Hospital, Project Redwood and Round Hill Community Church. Amy believes that it is imperative we insure that Jackson remains a diverse community where employees can live in acceptable housing.
I moved to Jackson in 2000 after coming out to visit a few times for Spring Break with the Hoofers of UW-Madison. I have a background in finance and in 2012 my wife and I were lucky enough to be chosen for a home in Daisy Bush, a property managed and developed by the Housing Trust. I enjoy hunting, biking, and running around the mountains straight from our front door.
Van is a retired lawyer whose career included substantial work involving the financing of affordable housing, representing sponsors, investment bankers, and rating agencies. He has served for 12 years, including a term as President, of Princeton Community Housing, the nonprofit owner and operator of more than 400 units of affordable housing in Princeton, New Jersey. He has volunteered as a String Lake ranger and Ski Ambassador at Grand Teton for the past four years. Van and his wife Lynne live in Wilson most of the year and enjoy hiking, golf, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Alex Friedman is a private investor, a board member of a number of national non-profit organizations, and the Chairman of Project Syndicate. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of GAM, a publicly listed investment management company. Previously, he served as Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, overseeing in excess of $2 trillion in assets, and as Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Alex was also a White House Fellow in the Clinton Administration and an assistant to the US Secretary of Defense. He holds a JD from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA from Princeton University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a regular contributor to Bloomberg, CNBC, the FT and other news outlets.
Lannie Hoglund has been a lifelong and avid volunteer. Since moving to Jackson 15 years ago, Hoglund has learned how hard non-profits work to recruit and retain employees due to the scarcity and cost of housing. She was a member and Board chair of the Teton County Library Foundation and is currently an Old Bill's Co-Challenger. Hoglund holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.S. in Architectural Preservation from Columbia. During her career, she consulted with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and worked for Christie's Auction House in New York and London.
Deborah first visited Jackson in 1984 and it left an indelible impression upon her. She returned several times since and finally fulfilled her decades-long dream of building a home in Jackson. Deborah is an entrepreneur and senior communications leader that has founded innovative socially focused companies. Most recently, as the Founder & CEO of Amavitae, a social enterprise designed to address the skills, opportunity, and fulfillment gaps. Previously she founded a strategic communications firm that led the efforts to advance Democracy is… campaign, a public-private partnership that included the U.S. Department of State, International Youth Foundation, NBC Universal, and YouTube, among many others. The program used creative challenges (e.g., video and photo) intended to spark a global online dialogue on democracy. More than 132 countries participated. Previously she served in a variety of senior communications roles at Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, and HBO. Ms. Ramo is a member of the Board of Directors of the KCRW Foundation, which supports NPR’s flagship station in Southern California. She is a co-founder of Workplace Hollywood, a nonprofit that provides job development services to disadvantaged youth. In addition, Ms. Ramo is a Senior Fellow at the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Ethan Steinberg grew up in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and attended Francis W Parker for all 14 years of his primary and secondary education. He then went to Brown University and majored in Psychology. Ethan moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1996 and spent 16 years working at Friess Associates, helping manage the Brandywine Funds. In 2013, Ethan launched his own investment fund partnering with SG Capital which he still runs today. Ethan was a founding board member of the Jackson Hole Community School and spent 12 years on the board. Ethan also serves on the Resource Committee of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. He is married to Emilie, whom he met in Jackson and their 4 children are all in school in Teton County (2 at Wilson Elementary and 2 at Jackson Hole Middle School). When not working, Ethan is driving his kids around the state of Wyoming for soccer, hockey, and ski racing events. If he had any free time, Ethan would love to get back to doing more kayaking and mountain biking!
Kim’s professional background is in financial analysis and property management. She has served on community action boards in California and New Mexico. As a fulltime resident of Jackson, she is energized by the potential to positively impact local socio-economic problems. Kim’s work in real estate locally deepened her appreciation of Jackson’s housing issue and motivated her to help the Trust address the housing challenge.
Lynne moved to Jackson in 1988. She remembers the first
question she was asked when applying for a job: "Do you have a place to
live?" 30 years later, Lynne remains grateful to have a home in Jackson.
With a background in accounting, finance, real estate and property management,
Lynne has a clear view of the costs required to develop and maintain affordable
Stan has been involved with construction, engineering and project management for over 35 years. Stan has been involved with nearly every major construction project in Teton County, Wyoming, including reconstruction of the JHMR Tram, the development of the Journeys School campus, and the public-private partnership to transform the trails, bridges and visitor complex at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.