The AHI’s Board of Directors approved at its February meeting the elevation of Richard A. Erlanger of New Canaan, Connecticut, to a seat on the board. Mr. Erlanger, a 1963 graduate of Hamilton College, has spent his entire career advising, managing, and investing in venture and private equity portfolio companies as an individual and as a member of investment groups. He has also taken full-time operating positions in troubled companies where his investment was at risk and hired successors once the operations were stabilized.

His early career included stints at Arthur D. Little, Inc. and McKinsey & Company as well as GE Finance. Recent private equity and venture investments include LivHome (Home Health Care), Cape Cod Potato Chips, and Yofarm Yogurt. He was graduated from the Taft School (1959), Hamilton College (1963) and Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1969) with an MBA in Operations Research and Finance.

During the Vietnam War Mr. Erlanger served as Engineering Officer on a destroyer in the Tonkin Gulf. He has been an active participant in the AHI since its inception.

“Dick Erlanger has proven to be a tower of strength in the founding and development of the AHI,” observed AHI co-founder Robert Paquette.  “His business acumen, energy, counsel, and good cheer have proven to be invaluable assets in advancing the AHI to its stated goal of becoming an enduring scholarly edifice of the first rank.  My co-founders and I could not be more pleased with this appointment.”