Well-known Asheville hiker joins AT board

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently announced that Asheville resident Lenny Bernstein, plus two other North Carolinians, have been elected to the group’s board of directors.

Bernstein, an active member and past president of the Carolina Mountain Club, is an Appalachian Trail 2000-miler (someone who has hiked the entire trail), and has been a trail maintainer for more than 20 years. He is a life member of the ATC. He currently chairs the Stewardship Council’s Land and Resource Protection Committee, which advises the board of directors on trail-management policies and programs. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and had a 40-year career in the petroleum industry.

Clark Wright, a lawyer in New Bern, and Rich Daileader, a vice-president with Wells Fargo in Charlotte, have also been elected to the ATC’s 15-member board, whose members are elected to two-year terms.

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