Ackles, Geffner Relected To Top HFA Posts

Feb 24 2014 | 9:43am ET

Mitch Ackles (Hedge Fund PR) and Ron Geffner (Sadis & Goldberg), have been re-elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Hedge Fund Association.

Ackles (serving his second term as president) and Geffner (serving a third as VP) were two of 15 elected to the HFA board during after recent voting by members worldwide.
“I am honored to continue to serve alongside Ron Geffner, [Chairman] David Friedland and all of the HFA’s new and returning board members,” said Ackles, in a statement. “In the years ahead we will work together to produce frequent member networking programs, advance our advocacy efforts with the media, lawmakers and regulators, and develop new initiatives to prepare future generations of industry professionals.”

Newly elected board members for 2014/2015 include Evan H. Katz (Crawford Ventures), April Rudin, (The Rudin Group), Michael Scanlon (AiCE Group-Silver Leaf Partners) and Don Steinbrugge, (Agecroft Partners), all of whom represent hedge fund allocators, as does Friedland (Magnum U.S. Investments).

Representing hedge fund managers are Tony Acquadro (BTS Asset Management), Joseph DeMatteo Sr. (JDM Capital Corp), Frederick Pye (Landry Investment Management), George Schultze (Schultze Asset Management) and John Taylor (White Oak Global Advisors).

Representing hedge fund service providers, in addition to Ackles and Geffner, are Joshua Blumenthal (Rothstein Kass), Richard Heller (Thompson Hine) and Kislay Shah (McGladrey).

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