Robert H. Jackson Center’s Co-Founder To Retire From Board Of Directors

Greg Peterson interivews Bob Woodward in Summer 2018. Image by the Robert H. Jackson Center.

JAMESTOWN – After 20 years at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, one of the center’s co-founders will retire from his position on Monday.

Center President Kristan McMahon announced on Friday that Gregory Peterson is retiring from the center’s board of directors.

Peterson co-founded the Robert H. Jackson Center in 2001, along with Elizabeth S. Lenna and Carl Cappa. He has served on the Board since the Center’s inception.

“We are grateful for Greg’s leadership and legacy of outstanding community service,” said McMahon in a statement. “I want to publicly thank Greg for his Board service and for his dedication to Robert H. Jackson and his legacy. We would not be where we are today without his commitment to the dream of what the Jackson Center could be, his drive and enormous heart to make that a reality, and his heroically-scaled video documentation of everything we have ever done.”

In addition to Peterson’s work as a Jackson Center Board member, he serves on numerous boards and committees, including The Resource Center Foundation, Jamestown Professional Baseball Executive Committee, of which he is Chairman, and the Business Council of New York State.

“It has been an amazing 20 years of serving at the Robert H. Jackson Center,” Mr. Peterson reflected. “I look forward to watching the Center’s growth under its current leadership.”

He has also served as a member and former President of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, former member and Past President of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and former Board member of the Fredonia College Foundation.

A lifelong resident of Jamestown, Peterson received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.

Currently, he is a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP.


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