S. Richard Baker

Richard has recently returned to the board of the Hudson Valley Writers Center as treasurer.  He is an Assistant Director of Finance with Aimbridge Hospitality, currently based out of the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Previously, Richard had a long career on Wall Street with a focus on instructional credit research, sales and trading where he held positions with Canaccord Genuity Inc., Pierpont Securities LLC, GPM Securities LLC, and BDS securities LLC.  Previous to this Richard was an investment banker with Daiwa Securities’ merger and acquisitions group, a Senior Financial Analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and a Senior Accountant with BDO Seidman.  He also serves as a board member and treasurer for the Society of the First Families of New York.  Richard is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Hamilton College and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University.  Richard lives in northern Westchester with his wife and two english setters.