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Posted Thursday, January 18th, 2018


 Former Harding Mayor and current Committeeman Nicolas Platt has been elected as Board Chairman of the Great Swamp Watershed Association.  Platt, a GSWA board member since 2016, has been a long-time supporter of this environmental organization.

Great Swamp Watershed Association Announces New ChairmanPlatt was an honoree at the 2015 GSWA gala, recognized for his lifelong commitment to conservation and open space advocacy. He also chaired GSWA’s 2017 gala event that recognized Governor Christine Todd Whitman for her conservation efforts.

Platt currently sits on the public board of GAMCO Advisors. He is president of the Hartley Dodge Foundation, and was recently named to the Board of the Eisenhower Foundation based in Abilene, Kansas. He served on the Harding Land Trust and the Environmental Commission for more than ten years.

“Nic’s accomplishments relating to environmental issues over the last three decades is remarkable,” said Sally Rubin, Executive Director of GSWA.

photo of Nick Platt

Nick Platt

“GSWA just completed its most remarkable year ever and it is critical that this momentum continues,” Platt said. “GSWA is a water company. It has the same responsibilities to protect its watersheds as a public utility but it shares none of the financial rewards, which is why our fundraising efforts are so important.”

Platt succeeds Matthew Krauser, Senior Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory. Krauser served as Chairperson for two years and will remain on the Board of Directors.

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Matt’s leadership these past two years,” Rubin said. “He has been a great pleasure to work with and has been an inspiration to his fellow board members, to me, and the entire staff.