New Trustees Elected at Annual Meeting
At the Annual Meeting on 12 June, the Society honored retiring Trustees Levin H. Campbell, Sr., G. West Saltonstall, Sheila D. Perry, and Hiller B. Zobel for their years serving on the Board of Trustees. A Staff Service Award was presented to Brenda Lawson, Director of Collections Services for 25 years of service to the Society. The Fellows of the MHS, in their role as its governing body, unanimously approved four new Trustees: Oliver F. Ames, Jr., Levin H. Campbell, Jr., Anthony H. Leness, and William N. Thorndike, Jr.
Oliver F. Ames, Jr.
Oliver F. Ames, Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Casner & Edwards in Boston and is a member of the firm’s Private Client & Wealth Management and Nonprofit Organizations practice areas. Mr. Ames received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1990 and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985, where he majored in History and was a Morehead Scholar. Mr. Ames serves as an officer or director of several nonprofit organizations in the Boston area and previously served as a director and vice chair of the Bostonian Society, Boston's historical society.
Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
Lee Campbell is a middle school history and English teacher who splits his time with school administration. He has worked in museum education at the USS Constitution Museum and Mystic Seaport. For many years he was employed by Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center in Boston where he was assistant head of a school program (the Willauer School) for middle school age inner city youth. Mr. Campbell is a trustee of the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, as well as Treasurer of the Freelance Players and Urban Improv, a violence prevention program based in Boston. He became a Fellow of the MHS in 2009. Lee received an AB from Harvard, where he majored in European History, and an MA in Education from Tufts University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In his leisure time he enjoys sailing, skiing, and other outdoor recreation.
Anthony H. Leness
Anthony H. Leness is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Lincoln Peak Capital, a private investment firm that assists leading boutique asset management firms in effecting ownership transitions. Prior to founding Lincoln Peak Capital, he was a senior member of the management team and a director of EventMonitor, Inc., a financial technology firm providing advanced analytic and trading solutions to investment management firms. Mr. Leness's previous work experiences include private equity investing at The Beacon Group, LLC and investment banking at Smith Barney, Inc. Mr. Leness received a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Hamilton College.
William N. Thorndike, Jr.
William Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners in Boston in 1994 and has been Managing Director since that time. Prior to that, he worked with T. Rowe Price Associates where he did investment research in the nascent field of business services and Walker & Company where he was named to the Board of Directors. He is a Director of Access Information Management; Alta Colleges; Continental Fire & Safety Services, LLC, Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Liberty Towers, LLC; OASIS Group Ltd.; QMC International, LLC; White Flower Farm, Inc., a Trustee of Stanford Business School Trust, the College of the Atlantic and a founding partner at FARM, a social impact investing fund/collaborative. Mr. Thorndike holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He is Chair of the Board at the College of the Atlantic, a former trustee of the Boston Athenaeum and Groton School. He is the author of The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.