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Newport Restoration Foundation elects new President of the Board of Trustees

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Newport, RI – Newport Restoration Foundation is announcing a transition in the leadership of its Board of Trustees. At its December meeting, the Board elected James H. Ross, Esq., to serve as Board President. Mr. Ross succeeds Dr. Roger Mandle, who served as President for six years before choosing to step down. Mr. Ross, who previously served as Board Treasurer, will be succeeded in that role by Dr. M. Therese Antone, Chancellor of Salve Regina University. The Board re-elected Thomas P.I. Goddard to serve as Vice President and Victoria Mele to serve as Secretary.

Mr. Ross is the Managing Member of Rossrock LLC in New York, NY. From 1986-1992, he served as President of Rossrock Company. Prior to that time, Mr. Ross practiced real estate and corporate law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and at Holland & Hart in Denver. Ross resides in Manhattan and Newport.

“At the beginning of my tenure with NRF, I was fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable and experienced as Roger Mandle as Board President,” said Mark Thompson, NRF’s Executive Director. “I feel equally grateful to have Jim Ross assume the Board Presidency. His understanding of real estate and finance make him the perfect choice to lead the Board as we continue in our quest to be New England’s preeminent preservation and museum organization.”

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