Don Rice and his wife Joyce have owned property on Lake George since 1997. Don’s earliest exposure to Lake George was in 1971 when he began his work career at the GE Schenectady Works and spent weekends camping on the islands. Twenty-five years later, following numerous relocations around the country, Don bought a boat and he and Joyce lived weekends in Harris Bay for several summers. Since 2001, he and Joyce have hosted family and friends at their home in Silver Bay.
Don retired in 2004 as senior vice president of the Ingersoll-Rand Company. His career included assignments in human resources, corporate communication and public affairs, leadership of the company’s Asia Pacific and Latin America operations, and global business services. Don began his career at the General Electric Company following service in the US Army. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he earned a BA in economics and an MS in industrial and labor relations.
Don served as Chair of the FUND from 2005 to 2010. During that time he served as a member of the West Brook Conservation Initiative and on the advisory board of the Lake George Land Conservancy.
Don and Joyce spend their winters on Sanibel Island, Florida where Don serves as president of the Barrier Island Group for the Arts, the island’s cultural and entertainment center. He also serves on the board and as treasurer of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.