Hugh Johnson, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Hugh Johnson has more than 40 years of investment experience and he has been with Hugh Johnson Advisors* since its inception in 1994. He had been First Albany Corporation's Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Economist, and he was with the Firm for more than 25 years. Hugh received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Southern Methodist University and he has been awarded two degrees of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. In addition, Hugh is an adjunct professor at the Lally School of Business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, serves as an economic advisor to the New York State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, and serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
Daniel Nolan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dan serves as President and CEO of Hugh Johnson Advisors. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Ayco Company, L.P, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. During his twenty eight year career at Ayco, Mr. Nolan provided tax, investment and financial planning advice to Ayco’s highest net worth clients. He founded and led the firm’s Special Investment Group, creating venture capital, private equity and hedge fund opportunities for the firm’s clients. In July, 2003, Ayco was sold to The Goldman Sachs Group and Dan led the effort to integrate Ayco into Goldman’s Private Wealth Management practice. Mr. Nolan serves as a trustee of Albany Law School as well as The College of St. Rose.
Robert Hennes, CFP, Managing Director, Investments
Bob has more than 31 Years of investment experience and he has been with Hugh Johnson Advisors* since its inception in 1994. Prior to joining HJA, Bob was the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Dollar Dry Dock Bank and President of the Investors Preference Group of Funds. Earlier Bob was Senior Vice-President and Director of Fixed-Income Investments at the Bernstein-Macauley Division of Shearson Lehman Brothers. Bob received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from New York University.
Charles Brown, CFA, Vice President, Investments
Charlie has more than 14 Years of investment experience all with Hugh Johnson Advisors.* Charlie is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and an MBA in finance. Charlie has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Kim Saba, Vice President, Cash Management and Fixed Income
Kim has more than 19 Years of investment experience and she has been with Hugh Johnson Advisors* since its inception in 1994. Prior to joining HJA, Kim was Vice President of Dollar Dry Dock Bank and the Investors Preference Group of Funds. Kim received her MBA from the Lally School of Management and Technology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dianne McKnight, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Dianne has been with Hugh Johnson Advisors* for 11 years and is responsible for compliance, trading, operations and administration. Dianne is a member of the Investment Strategy Committee. Prior to joining Hugh Johnson Advisors, Dianne was the Regional Compliance Officer for M & T Securities Inc., and previously held positions as Senior Trader, and Operations Manager for Key Investment Inc. Dianne has 29 years of experience in the securities industry.
Rozanne M. Summerson, Vice President
Rozanne is responsible for the administration and performance reporting for the consulting relationships of Hugh Johnson Advisors. Rozanne is also responsible for performance reporting for the firm's composites and ensuring the firm's compliance with current GIPS® standards. Prior to joining Hugh Johnson Advisors, Rozanne served as a trader at Oppenheimer Capital in New York City. She holds a bachelors degree in Marketing and Management from Siena College.
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