Jacksonville, Fla. – Robert G. Riney, Chairman of the Board of The Nemours Foundation, and Hugh Durden, Chairman of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, today announced the election of Geoffrey Rogers and Richard Walsh to The Nemours Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Rogers is a Regional Managing Director for Glenmede Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware and Mr. Walsh is Chairman and CEO of the Knob Hill Companies, a media, investment and strategic consulting firm in Orlando, Florida.
“The professional experience and commitment to children that Rick and Geoff bring to the Nemours Board are a terrific asset,” said Dr. Larry Moss, president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. “Rick has served on our Florida Board of Managers for several years. His knowledge of Nemours, community partners, and the needs of the state of Florida make his contributions especially meaningful. Geoff is a member of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, the entity designated by our founder, and whose vision launched Nemours more than 80 years ago. Geoff brings that very important connection to the Board and to our work, in addition to his understanding of the needs of the communities we serve in the Delaware Valley. We look forward to continuing to do great work together on behalf of children.”
Mr. Rogers oversees the day-to-day operations of Glenmede’s Delaware office, which he launched in June 1999. He brings more than three decades of estate planning and financial services experience to this position. Prior to joining Glenmede, Mr. Rogers was a vice president for Scudder Private Investment Counsel, responsible for new business development. He has also served as a vice president with the Wilmington Trust and Delaware Trust Companies, now operating as Wells Fargo.
He is a member of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Nominating Committee, a board member of Washington College, Winterthur Museum (emeritus), Operation Warm and the Delaware Business Roundtable. He serves as a co-trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust. Mr. Rogers is past chair of the Board of the Delaware Bankers Association, the Sanford School, and the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, the planned giving committee of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington Renaissance and the Wilmington Tax Group. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program and received his Bachelor of Arts from Washington College.
Mr. Walsh joined the Nemours Florida Board of Managers in 2012, bringing experience in corporate governance, strategic business planning and regulatory requirements, and a personal commitment to health care delivery, higher education, and community. Prior to founding Knob Hill, Mr. Walsh was senior vice president, Corporate Affairs of Darden Restaurants, and a founding member of the leadership team that took Darden public in 1995. He also served as a member of Darden’s Executive Committee and as a trustee of the Darden Restaurants Foundation. At Darden, Mr. Walsh helped establish health care plans and wellness initiatives for all employees.
He has been recognized as Orlando Business Journal’s “Businessman of the Year,” one of “Florida’s 100 Most Influential” by Florida Trend magazine, one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” by the Orlando Sentinel and of the “50 Most Powerful People in Orlando” by Orlando Magazine. Mr. Walsh serves on the Board of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Seaside National Bank and Trust, Blue Orb Software Inc., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and LSQ Holdings. He also serves on the University of Central Florida Foundation Board, and is leading the $500 million UCF Ignite Capital Campaign. He is a past chair of the Florida State Chamber of Commerce and chairman emeritus of the UCF Board of Trustees, served on the Governor’s Florida Tourism Council, the Governor’s Task Force on Affordable Healthcare, Enterprise Florida.
About Nemours Children’s Health System
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.
Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.