Proctors Adds Five New Board Members  

Committee is enriched with experience in finance, law, publishing, government relations and development

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MARCH 20, 2018—The Proctors Board of Directors, under the guidance of Board President Heather Ward (chair, Wright Family Foundation), has added five new faces to the roster, bringing its strength to 31 elected members and three ex officio.Joining in January were Raimundo C. Archibold, Angela S. Beddoe, Stacey Rowland, James E. Spencer and Alex Tronco.

Archibold, known colloquially as Rai, is a chartered financial analyst and managing director of Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc. in Latham, where he heads the investment banking division. With a master’s degree in business administration from Pace University, Archibold has over 25 years of experience in equity research, primarily in technology and telecommunications sectors and has been involved with over 20 initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Beddoe is president and CEO of Beddoe Publishing, and is publisher and editor-in-chief of HerLife Magazine-NewYork, an upscale lifestyle magazine for women, which has over 123,000 print and digital readers. A thought leader on entrepreneurship and strategic communication, Beddoe, a past chairwoman of the National Board of Rebuilding Together and current member of the executive committee for the Forum of Executive Women, is also co-founder and a principal of G-Force Consulting.

Counsel to Rivers Casino & Resort, Rowland has considerable experience in government relations, including stints with both Bryant Rabbino LLP and Wilson Elser. Prior to working in the private sector, Rowland, who earned her juris doctor degree at Albany Law School, had a long career in state government, including roles as deputy superintendent at the New York State Department of Insurance; assistant attorney general; assistant counsel to the New York State Comptroller; and assistant counsel to the New York State Senate Finance Committee. Rowland is a member of the New York Bar Association; Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association; and serves as chairperson of the ethics board for the Town of Colonie.

Spencer is executive director of Rensselaer Technology Park, Real Estate and New Venture Development, through the Office of the President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Educated at Brown University, Spencer has almost 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, inventor, business consultant, strategic planner, change agent, non-profit leader, real estate investor and corporate executive. He is also a member of the board at Berkshire Innovation Center, Unity House of Troy and WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Sicilian-born Tronco, a managing partner of Northwestern Mutual, has a degree in business administration with a specialty in marketing from Siena College. He is a certified financial planner; chartered financial consultant; certified life underwriter; and chartered advisor for senior living. Tronco serves on boards for the Center for Disability Services and his alma mater, and does extensive charitable work with the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center; The Ronald McDonald House of Albany; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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