The board of directors of agricultural nonprofit Glynwood has announced the appointment of Alexander Reese as its new chairman. Continuing his family’s legacy of environmental conservation, Reese has been active in sustainable agriculture and historic preservation in the region throughout his career.
“Alex shares our commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and protecting the scenic landscapes of the Hudson Valley,” said Glynwood President Kathleen Frith. “He has been an invaluable board member, and I look forward to continuing to work with Alex in his new position, as well as the rest of the board of directors, as we work towards realizing our vision of agriculture thriving in the Hudson Valley.”
Reese resides at Obercreek Farm, an estate in Dutchess County that has been in his family for six generations. The farm operates with a commitment to grow sustainable, fresh vegetables for nearby Hudson Valley communities. Similar to Glynwood’s Farm, Obercreek’s land had been fallow for decades, and Reese has worked to restore the property and bring the land back into production since he took over ownership of the farm in 2005.
Reese has also been involved in real estate and venture capital investment with previous experience in European private equity and energy finance. He also serves on boards of numerous organizations that share a common vision with Glynwood, including Scenic Hudson and Boscobel Restoration.
Frank (Chip) von Arx Allemann was Glynwood’s previous board chairman. Over the five years of Allemann’s leadership, Glynwood flourished.
“Chip has been a tireless ambassador for Glynwood and its programs throughout his years of distinguished service and leadership, and we all have tremendous gratitude and appreciation for him and the indispensable contributions he has made,” Reese said.