Harry Krensky of Bedford Corners Named Colby College Trustee

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WATERVILLE, ME (11/18/2009)(readMedia)-- Harry Krensky of Bedford Corners, N.Y., has been named a trustee of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Krensky, a principal and founding partner of Atlas Discovery Capital, in White Plains, is a 1985 graduate of Colby.

Colby's Board of Trustees is the principal governing body of the college, with responsibility for policy oversight of Colby's academic and administrative programs. It is currently composed of 37 men and women from around the United States and two foreign countries and includes alumni, parents of current and former Colby students, and other friends of the college. Krensky serves on the board's budget and finance, communications, investment, and audit committees.

Other new trustees include:

Betsy Lake Morgan '90, a senior media executive who was most recently CEO of The Huffington Post.

Edward A. Snyder '75, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Dilan V.K. Siritunga '92, managing director of Atticus Capital, a leading private investment management firm.

Robert R. Hoopes Jr. '89, president of VOX Global Mandate, a bipartisan public affairs firm located in Washington, D.C.

"These individuals bring to the board a wealth of experience in business, public affairs, and the media -- and an understanding of higher education," said Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of the Board of Trustees and president of Barclays Bank PLC. "As Colby is increasingly well-known for its international programs and outreach, for its students' interest in public affairs and civic engagement, and for placing students in top graduate schools and businesses, these trustees provide practical knowledge to the board and the administration and are role models for Colby students seeking opportunities to make their mark professionally."

Krensky is a founder and managing partner of Mexican private equity funds Discovery Americas I and II and serves on the boards of Volaris (a low-cost airline), Umbral Capital (which concentrates on affordable housing), Ike Asistencia (a roadside assistance company) and Lipu (for school and employee transportation). Previously, he was a director and senior portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank, where he founded and managed the DB New World Fund. He also served as a director in the emerging markets group at Bear Stearns and has been an adjunct professor of international business at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Krensky, who majored in government at Colby, also holds a master's from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He began his four-year term on Colby's board this fall.

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Colby provides a rigorous academic program that fosters transformational relationships between students and faculty. Graduates emerge as committed leaders ready to make an impact on their world. The college enrolls 1,850 students.

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