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2019 Annual
ATC Membership Meeting


2019 Board Election and Annual Meeting


On September 7, 2019, the ATC held its Annual Membership Meeting. I live stream of the meeting can be viewed below or by visiting

Four returning directors were elected to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Board of Directors for the 2019-2022 term. You can read more about these Board Members below.


Elected Board of Directors Members

Gregory Winchester
Greg Winchester, of Milton, Georgia, is a long-standing section hiker, has hiked sections of the AT in all 14 states and is an ATC life member. His passion for the A.T. began as a Boy Scout hiking Roan Mountain and grew during college while section-hiking with the University of North Carolina Outing Club.

President of Summit Investors, LLC in Atlanta, he brings more than 35 years of experience in banking, finance, real estate, and academics to the Board, which he joined in 2013.
Beth Critton Stewardship Council Chair
Beth Critton, of West Hartford, Connecticut, a land-use attorney and avid hiker, serving a third term on the Board. She was appointed to the ATC Stewardship Council, a Board committee, in 2011 and became Council Chair in 2013. A Penn State and University of Connecticut law-school graduate and an ATC life member, she is a past chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. The mother of a thru-hiker, she has hiked over 2000 miles of the A.T. and hopes to complete the Trail in 2020.
Ruben Rosales Board Member
Rubén Rosales, a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, retired in 2012 after a 42-year career in the health-care industry, most recently as international-operations president for a division of Smith & Nephew, a global medical-technology company.

Inspired by the Green Mountains after relocating to New England in 2001, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013. An immigrant from civil strife in Guatemala 50 years ago, he served on the boards of several nonprofits in the Memphis area after graduating from Belmont University in Nashville and beginning his career at what is now Baxter International.
Norm Findley Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Directors
Norman Findley is the retired Executive Vice President and Principal Operating Officer of

Coca-Cola Enterprises. He also served as the Founding President of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ European Group where he was responsible for marketing, distribution and production of the Company’s products in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco and The Netherlands.

Before joining Coca-Cola Enterprises he held several marketing positions with The Coca-Cola Company including Vice President, Marketing Operations for North America.

Norm received a BBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society and Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honorary Fraternity .

In addition to his service on the ATC Board, he is a trustee and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University. He also serves on the board of the American and Foreign Christian Union. During the past several years he has traveled to Kenya to assist in the provision of water filters to populations suffering from water-borne disease.

His hobbies include hiking, backpacking, boating and paddle board. He backpacks with his sons and other friends and in 2015 completed a multi-year section hike of the Appalachian Trail. In addition to returning to the AT, Norm is currently doing a 3 year hike of The Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.