Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NGA PRESIDENT AND CEO

VICE PRESIDENT AND COO

ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Bruce Lisman, Chair
Founder Campaign for Vermont
Retired, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chair of Global Equities Division

Bruce Lisman, founding partner of "Campaign for Vermont," began his career in New York's financial district as a file clerk. He moved through the ranks to become Co-Head of Global Equities at Bear Stearns Companies, a position he held for twenty years. In 2009 he retired from JP Morgan Chase & Co as Chairman of their Global Equities Division. Bruce has been a supporter and board member of many institutions, such as the Shelburne Museum, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, National Life, and Merchant Bancshares Corporation. He has served on the boards of The Hewitt School, Pace University, University of Vermont (Chairman), HS Broadcasting, and BRUT Inc. A lifelong bibliophile and book collector, Bruce also serves on the board of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC. As a long-time environmentalist, Mr. Lisman is involved in a joint effort with Preservation Trust of Vermont to replenish the tree canopy in Vermont's communities and also serves on the Board of the American Forests. Mr. Lisman resides in Shelburne, Vermont.



Mike Metallo
NGA President & CEO

Michael Metallo brings more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience to his role as President and CEO of the National Gardening Association. His expertise includes effectively focusing mission objectives, expanding youth gardening opportunities across the U.S., maximizing asset value and outreach, focusing mission and brand, maintaining financial stability, as well as contributing to strategic organizational development and growth. He has successfully managed NGA and directed its mission since 2004. In the past he has served as Executive Director for both trade and educational mission-driven organizations, including the National Gallery of Art, the Parks & History Association, and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association. Mr. Metallo is a graduate of Gordon College with a bachelor's degree in Economics. He serves on the Advisory Panel of the National Forum on Children and Nature, the USDA People's Garden Forum, the Learning for Life Skilled Trades Committee, and is on the Advisory Board of the Housekeeping Channel. He has served as an advisor to notable institutions such as the White House First Lady's office, USDA, and the CDC. Mr. Metallo resides in South Burlington, Vermont.


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Jennifer Tedeschi
Vice President & COO

Jenn brings over 20 years of business management, and financial experience from the commercial world to NGA. She has been fortunate enough to have had an eclectic background in the businesses she's helped to operate and grow, incorporating retail, property management, health care, and disaster restoration. After moving to Vermont, she wanted to use her knowledge and expertise in way to give back. She is happy to bring that experience to NGA, and play a part in moving us forward while helping to grow the next generation!







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Erik A. Beal
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo











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Thibault de Chatellus
Senior Vice President, International
Jamba Juice

Thibault de Chatellus joined Jamba Juice as Senior Vice President, International in May 2007 and leads Jamba Juice's international development and operations. From 2008 to 2010 he led Jamba's transformation towards franchise, including the refranchising of a third of the company store portfolio in the US. Mr. de Chatellus brings over 20 years of leadership and international experience including business development, merchandising, category management, and retail operations. Prior to joining Jamba Juice, he served as an independent consultant focusing on business development strategies in international markets (2005-2007) and held several senior executive positions with Blockbuster, Inc. (1993-2005). He also worked at McKinsey & Co. (1988-1993) and The Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. (1983-1987) in Paris, France. He graduated from the leading French business school Hautes Etudes Commerciales. Mr. de Chatellus resides in California.


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Ian deGroot, CFP
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Ian deGroot provides comprehensive wealth management and planning services to high net worth clients. In addition, he heads the Stotz, deGroot, Broscious Group's nonprofit initiative, providing endowment management to non-profit organizations. Mr. deGroot helps families define their core values and aspirations and uses these unique family attributes to guide a disciplined financial planning and investment strategy. He joined the Stotz group at Morgan Stanley in the summer of 2007, bringing the extensive expertise in gift and estate planning he gained during his twenty three years of service at the University of Vermont. As UVM's Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, Mr. deGroot was responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the University's largest donors. He graduated from The University of Vermont in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. In 1994 he became a Licensed Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He has served on the Boards of several community organizations including the Stearns Center for Language and Learning, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center and The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Mr. deGroot and his wife Amy live in Charlotte with their twin son and daughter.


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Dr. Kenneth Eisold, PHD
Clinical Psychologist

A practicing psychoanalyst and organizational consultant, Kenneth Eisold plays a leading role in exploring the extensive and multifaceted unconscious dimensions of our lives. His work uncovers how the knowledge and ideas we don't know we know and the beliefs and assumptions we don't know we have decisively shape our thinking and behavior in organizations, politics, government, as well as in our personal relationships. Dr. Eisold is Past-President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. He is also a former Director of the Organizational Program at the William Alanson White Institute, which he helped to found. For several years he directed the A. K. Rice Institute's National Conference on Leadership and Authority. He has published in the Harvard Business Review and provided commentary for The Wall Street Journal. His book, What You Don't Know You Know: Our Hidden Motives in Life, Business, and Everything Else, was published January 2010. His many papers and publications have focused on such topics as leadership, war, corruption in organizations, the relevance of dreams to work, as well as the dilemmas and unconscious dynamics of psychoanalytic institutions. Dr. Eisold lives and works in New York City.


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Andrew Rubenstein
President, Rubenstein Properties

Since 1992 Andrew Rubenstein has been involved in Construction Management, Leasing and Purchasing and Sales of Properties for Rubenstein Properties. He is a graduate of Madison High School, attended Roger Williams College, and graduated with a B.S. degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business from the University of West Florida. He worked summers throughout college in his family business, Rubenstein Properties. Mr. Rubenstein resides in Boonton Township in Little Falls, New Jersey.






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Kirk Shamberger
CK Financial Resources
Partner/Owner

Over the past 25 years, Kirk Shamberger has held a variety of positions with multi-national corporations, government agencies, and small businesses. In each case he applied his background in science, math, and human relations to solve complex problems and teach others to do the same. In the late 1990s, Mr. Shamberger found his niche at CK Financial Resources. Under his leadership, CK Financial provides a Financial Engineering system that guarantees a deeper understanding of what is necessary to know in order to live a more financially secure life. CK clients include individuals, families, non-profits, and businesses. Mr. Shamberger was born in Ipswitch, England and grew up in Maryland, where he also attended college. He earned degrees in environmental chemistry and business. He is a member of Business Network International (BNI) and the Colchester-Milton Rotary. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and teaching skiing. Mr. Shamberger lives in Colchester, Vermont with his wife, Jan, and their two children.


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