We are pleased to announce an expansion of the Thomas Cole staff, hiring David Barnes in the newly created position of Associate Director. For the last ten years, David has served as a Trustee of the Thomas Cole site while working at J. P. Morgan Asset Management. Starting on July 6, 2015, he made the transition to working at the Thomas Cole site full time. David’s passionate dedication to the mission of this organization is abundantly clear to all who know him, as are his truly outstanding abilities as a communicator and ambassador to the communities that we serve. The overarching goal for the position of Associate Director is to bring in new revenue to the organization from individual, corporate, government and foundation sources. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Board of Trustees and the capital campaign committee to raise new support. The trustees are honored and delighted to welcome him in this new capacity.