Woolsey S. Conover, Advisory Council Chair

Woolsey S. Conover resides in Holderness, NH with Bea, his wife of  50 years. Woolsey has been actively involved in pro bono activities since retiring from the employee benefits administration business.  He was a founder and principal of Consolidated Group Trust, Framingham, MA a company with over 800 employees at the time of its sale.  Earlier in his career he was associated with Connecticut General (now CIGNA) and the Hartford Insurance Group.   Currently he is a Trustee of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and New Hampshire Public Radio.  His prior activities, while residing in Massachusetts, included Director of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, President, Board of Governors for the Copley (Art) Society of Boston, Director of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and a Trustee for the Danforth Museum of Art and the Rivers School.  In 1993 he convened a group that led to the formation of the Foundation for Metrowest, a community foundation serving 30 cities and towns west of Boston.   In 1991, Woolsey and Bea established the B. K. & W. S. Conover Foundation, since merged into a Donor Advised Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  A graduate of Princeton University and an avid painter, Woolsey also enjoys travel, hiking and golf in his spare time.