Board of Directors

Robert C. Baron is the founder and Chair of Fulcrum Publishing, the International League of Conservation Writers, and Films by Fulcrum. He has been Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a Director of the Thoreau Society, a fellow and overseer of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and for ten years Chairman of the American Antiquarian Society. In Colorado he has been a Director of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, President of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, and for fifteen years a Director and Chair of the International Wilderness Leadership (WILD) Foundation.

Charlotte F. Baron earned a B.S. degree on Medical Technology, followed by a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Following hospital clinical work, Mrs. Baron served in the Pentagon as a Presidential Management Intern. Her career then moved into the private sector as Vice President and Treasurer of Fulcrum Publishing. Her nonprofit work has included serving as Director and Secretary of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, Chair of the Auraria Library Friends Foundation, Director and Secretary of the Tesoro Cultural Center, and Director and Chair Emeritus of the International Wilderness Leadership Foundation aka WILD.

Donald Yale is a retired Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Colorado and Nebraska. Mr. Yale is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served as President and CEO, Genetic Technologies Affinity Group, Denver, Colorado. He previously served as Chair of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the National Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee, and the University of Denver School of Accountancy Advisory Board, and served as a Trustee of Children’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska and on the Board and Executive Committee of the Omaha Symphony, among many nonprofit activities.

Josiah O. Hatch is the principal of Josiah Hatch, LLC, a law and consulting firm in Denver, Colorado, where he practices corporate governance and international corporate and commercial law. He is the coauthor, with John F. Olson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, of the legal treatise, Director and Officer Liability, Indemnification and Insurance (West 2015). Mr. Hatch has been Adjunct Professor for Global Finance. Trade and Economic Integration at the Josef Korbel School for International Studies, where he has taught courses in international business transactions, economic crime, and multinational corporations and social responsibility. Mr. Hatch has also taught Securities Regulation as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, and Princeton and Oxford, Mr. Hatch is admitted to practice in the courts of Colorado, and Washington, D.C., the US Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Richard Kyte is the Endowed Professor of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. Richard writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune titled “The Ethical Life.” He is the author of An Ethical Life: A Practical Guide to Ethical Reasoning (Anselm Academic, 2012), Ideas Unite, Issues Divide: Essays on the Ethical Life (Piscator Press, 2013). His latest book, Ethical Business: Cultivating the Good in Organizational Culture, is forthcoming from Anselm Academic Press in 2016.

Laura Pedersen is an award-winning author and educator. She’s written 12 books for adults, 3 for children, and 4 plays. Laura has been a member of the American Stock Exchange, a television host, and a New York Times columnist. She taught at the Booker T. Washington Learning Center in East Harlem for twenty years in addition to serving on their Advisory Board. Laura has a finance degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Canisius College. She belongs to the Authors Guild and the international literary association P.E.N.