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Salzburg Global Seminar Mourns the Death of Former Director Robert P Youngman

Robert P. Youngman, who served on Salzburg Global's Board of Directors, died on Monday January 1 at the age of 77

Photo courtesy of Special Collections at Middlebury College

Robert P. Youngman, who served on Salzburg Global Seminar’s Board of Directors (1992-2005) and since a Senior Fellow has passed away at the age of 77 following a long illness. Youngman was an investment advisor, philanthropist, and enthusiast of Asian art. After completing Board service, Youngman continued as a member of the Board Investment Committee until months before his death on January 1, 2018.

Salzburg Global President and CEO Stephen Salyer commented, “Bob’s quiet wisdom helped us navigate the storms of the great recession, and steer Salzburg Global toward a safe harbor. He was initially attracted by our long-time connection with Middlebury College but never wavered after we closed our Vermont office several years ago. He was a true friend of the Seminar and will be deeply missed.”

After graduating from Middlebury College in 1964 with a B.A. in Political Science, Youngman began his career in finance with the American International Reinsurance Company in Manila, Philippines. In 1976, he founded the investment management firm Granite State Corporation, now known as Griffin Asset Management. Youngman joined the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College in 1980 and served as Chairman of its Board for several years.

To learn more about Youngman’s life, please click here.

12.01.2018 Category: FELLOW UPDATES, SALZBURG IN THE WORLD, SALZBURG UPDATES
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