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Lecturer, Bard CollegeB.A. (Philosophy), Cornell University; B.A. (Law), Oxford University; MBA (Accounting); Baruch College. Lee Boyar is a CPA who received his training in public accounting at Deloitte, where he specialized in real estate and international tax. A businessman and investor with extensive experience in securities analysis and investment advisory, Lee remains a principal at Boyar Asset Management, a registered investment advisor. As an analyst at CKX (subsequently acquired by Apollo Global Management) he worked as part of the team that acquired Muhammad Ali’s marketing rights for $50 million. An avid long-distance runner, he competes in distances from the 5k to the half marathon and is passionate about maintaining parks in urban areas.
Ph.D. (Ek.Dr.) Lund University, Sweden, MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, M.A. (International Relations) Johns Hopkins/SAIS; B.S. (Industrial Engineering) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Ralph Meima serves as program director of the Resilient Design Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, launched in 2012 to advance practical solutions to help communities, businesses, and individuals adapt and thrive amid accelerating economic, ecological, and climatological change. He also leads Meima Associates, a consultancy specializing in management, communication, and trade in energy and cleantech businesses. Dr. Meima was the founding director of the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability from 2006 to 2012. He was previously Assistant Professor of Management at the School for International Training. He has authored books and articles on environmental management, CSR, and business sustainability, and in speculative fiction. He is a member of the Brattleboro Town Energy Committee, an advisor to Brattleboro Thermal Utility, and a member of Vermont Energy Action Network.