Christopher Anne Affleck was born and raised on the sustainable cement streets of New York City. Since then she has put down (and pulled up) roots in Mississippi, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Falmouth. Finally she settled in Cambridge, where she taught elementary school for 29 years and was able to raise two children and many bushels of zucchini and tomatoes. She has been a summer resident of Truro for the past ten years. Her favorite color is green and her favorite animals are coyotes and free range chickens.
Peter W. Gilson served as Chief Executive Officer of Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc., as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Physicians Support Systems Inc., as the Chief Executive Officer of the Warrington Group Ltd., a manufacturer of safety products that was previously a division of the Timberland Company, where he formerly served as Chief Operating Officer. He has been a Director of EDCI Holdings, Inc. since March 1997. He is currently a Director of The New Hope Foundation and a Trustee of Deerfield Academy. Peter is a fan of farmer’s markets, dinosaur kale, and grows bushels of cherry tomatoes and raspberries in his Truro garden.
Lori Meads, a true Truro native, is Vice President of Marketing and Administration for Seamen’s Bank and is also the Executive Director of the Seamen’s Bank Longpoint Charitable Foundation. She is a graduate of Bryant University with a BS/BA with a concentration in Marketing. Her professional experience, in addition to banking, is in the fund development arena due to her positions held on several boards and being involved in various charitable events. She feels it is important to give back to the community and follow through on what you believe in. Lori lives in Truro with her family where she spends free time fishing on Cape Cod Bay, feeling very lucky to have such a great place to call home.
Francie Randolph is an award-winning artist whose mixed-media work has been exhibited internationally. After living in Papua New Guinea and Australia, she was invited to teach in Harvard’s Visual & Environmental Studies Department, winning 7 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching Awards. She holds a degree in V.E.S. and a Masters in Art & Technology, both from Harvard. After co-founding the Truro Agricultural Fair with two farming friends in 2009, Francie created the non-profit Sustainable CAPE. The creative mission-driven work enables her to combine her passions for art, food, health, the environment and education. Francie lives and works surrounded by gardens on a small farm in Truro with her husband, two children, one cat, several sheep, a dozen hens and countless honeybees.
Gus Schumacher currently serves as the VP of Policy at the Wholesome Wave Foundation in Bridgeport, Connecticut and is a member of the 21st Century Sustainable Agricultural Task Force of the National Academy of Sciences. He served as President Clinton’s Under Secretary of Agriculture at the USDA and, prior to that appointment, served as the Commissioner of Food and Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After Harvard College, Gus studied at the London School of Economics and was a research associate in agribusiness at the Harvard Business School. Schumacher has received leadership awards from the James Beard Foundation and the EOS Foundation; he spends the vast majority of his free time at farmers’ markets or sailing on the waters of Cape Cod.
Mark W. Watson, is CEO/CIO and Portfolio Manager of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm with offices in Chicago and Cape Cod. Keel Asset Management LLC provides financial planning and investment advisory services to non-profits, the public, and corporations. Mark is currently a board member of the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium, the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Highland Center Inc., and the Boston chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. He is also a member of the Social Investment Forum. Mark enjoys sailing and traveling, and eating sustainably grown local food.
Dan Wolf, State Senator from the Cape and Islands, founded Cape Air & Nantucket Airlines, one of the largest independent regional airlines in the country headquartered in Hyannis, MA. Cape Air is an environmental leader and has initiated a comprehensive Greening Initiative, which includes one of the largest photovoltaic systems in southeastern MA, and provides 100% of electricity used in the company’s headquarters. Dan believes that his strong business, philanthropic, and environmental background, coupled with his equally strong belief that our economy should serve the core beliefs of our citizens rather than define our direction, helps him to represent the Cape and Islands – in addition to Sustainable CAPE – well.