Board Members

BOARD PRESIDENT: Richard Daileader is a Managing Director at Ally Corporate Finance. Rich earned a BS in Business Administration from St. John’s University and a MBA from Fordham University, both located in New York City. He is an avid hiker who successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2009. Rich is currently a Board Member with North Carolina Outward Bound School and is involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a former Board Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Rich and his wife, Kate currently reside in Charlotte and Brevard, North Carolina.

BOARD MEMBER: Brian Israel is an Environmental Partner at Arnold & Porter and previously served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Philosophy from New College of Florida and a Doctor of Law from New York University. In 1998, Brian was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his accomplishments in a Clean Air Act jury trial. Brian currently resides in Washington D.C.

BOARD MEMBER: Sean Gobin is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia. In 2015, Sean received the CNN Hero Award from Turner Broadcasting for founding Warrior Expeditions. Sean currently resides in Waynesboro, Virginia.