Alair A. Townsend
Overseer since 2000
Alair Ane Townsend, 70, has been a columnist for Crain’s New York Business since 2007 and a publisher for several years prior. She is chair of the David H. Koch Theater. She is a member of the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America and the Councils’ President, and serves on the M&T Bank (NYC Area) Advisory Board. She serves as a board member of the Citizens Budget Commission, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York City Independent Budget Office’s Advisory Board and as its Chair, and as a Trustee of the Public Policy Institute of the Business Council of New York State. She holds a B.A. from Elmira College and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin.