By Karen Kelley, LRG Writer & Gale Kenny, Program Associate
Campbell brings Wall Street smarts and warrior spirit to deputy director position
The Life Raft Group is pleased to welcome Roger C. Campbell as our new Deputy Director. Roger, an attorney, brings to the LRG over 25 years of experience in the global financial services sector. He served in various capacities, including General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer in several Wall Street firms. When he joined BCG Partners, a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, he managed the merger, integration and re-branding of a major financial company and its subsidiary divisions which more than doubled the size of BCG’s business in New York.
While Roger has had a distinguished career on Wall Street, he is most recognized for his contributions to raising significant sums of money for charities. On behalf of BCG Partners in 2007, he initiated, orchestrated and implemented the production of BCG Charity Day which has grown to be a major event of remembrance and giving on September 11 of each year, honoring the 658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks. Over $13 million has been raised over the past six years for more than 75 charities. Roger also has been actively involved in supporting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) since 2007 and currently serves on its Board of Directors and is Chairman of its Investment Committee.
In addition to his legal expertise, Roger brings to the LRG a commitment to serving others and a wide-ranging skill set of program management, fundraising, and marketing experience. As he stated in his welcome message to staff, “The LRG provides me with a wonderful opportunity to contribute in the non-profit sector in a mission driven organization that works toward improving the lives of others.”
He is married to Kathy McNamee, PhD., a Psychologist at the VA Vet Center in White Plains, New York. They are the parents of four children and live in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Miller & Glasser use LRG devotion in new board roles
Effective January 1, 2013, The Life Raft Group Board of Directors announced with pleasure the addition of two new members, Gary Glasser and Dan Miller. We wish to extend a warm welcome to these valued team members.
Dan comes to the LRG with the shared dedication to find a cure. After learning that his wife Shawna was diagnosed with GIST in 2011, he became involved in the GIST research currently underway at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, dedicating both resources and commitment. Dan has worked in the telecom industry for over 35 years. He and Shawna have six children and nine grandchildren, and currently live in Brush Prairie, Wash. They delight in family time outdoors, whether playing in the winter snow or boating on the water. They also love traveling.
Gary heads research at Lucidus Capital Partners, which focuses on the global macro-economy, financial institutions, and real estate. He was previously Head of Research at Caxton Associates following 15 years of investment banking primarily with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Gary joined the Life Raft Group shortly after his father, Lawrence, was diagnosed. Sadly, his dad lost his battle with GIST on October 10, 2011. Gary’s mother, Eileen, is a welcomed and hardworking volunteer who donates time weekly for the LRG. Gary, a graduate of Yale, resides in Fort Lee, N.J. with his wife and four children.