The Olana Partnership announced today that Sean Sawyer has been appointed as the Washburn and Susan Oberwager President. He will join Olana on May 18. Mr. Sawyer’s appointment comes as the result of a national search to find a visionary, strategic thinker and operational leader for TOP’s staff, programs, and mission. David Redden, Chairman of TOP, describes the board as thrilled with the appointment: “Sean’s experience with historic properties, his academic training as a historian, and his fundraising abilities, together with his excitement in being part of the vibrant Hudson Valley, all made him the inevitable choice.” Rose Harvey, New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, stated: “The public/private partnership between the State and The Olana Partnership has done so much to advance the restoration of Olana – both

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