Highlands Current Inc., the publisher of The Highlands Current, has elected Gwendolyn Bounds to its board of directors and David McCarthy to its advisory board.

Bounds, a Garrison resident, is chief content officer for the print and digital operations of Consumer Reports, where she leads a team of 135 journalists and technical staff. A native of North Carolina and a former longtime Wall Street Journal editor and reporter, she is the author of Little Chapel on the River, a memoir of Guinan’s Pub on Garrison’s Landing.

The other board members are Christine Bockelmann, Joseph Plummer, Nicholas Groombridge, Irvine Flinn, Ralph Arditi, David Duffy, Stacey Farley, Mel Laytner, Bevis Longstreth, Frederick Osborn III and Rudolph Rauch.

McCarthy, who lives in Nelsonville, is the chief revenue officer for the online marketing company Tightrope Interactive  Inc., which has offices in Cold Spring and San Francisco. A graduate of SUNY Albany, he is also president of the Philipstown Little League.

The other members of the advisory board are Suzanne Baker, Christopher Buck, Charles Kelly, Jason McManus, Judith Mogul, Andrew Revkin and Zanne Stewart.

Highlands Current Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that publishes The Current and Highlandscurrent.com for the communities of Beacon, Cold Spring, Garrison, Nelsonville and Philipstown. It was founded in 2010 by Gordon Stewart.

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