Revised – May 12, 2019
In a time in which false information (“alt facts”), disinformation, and information and ideas shaped by the author’s undisclosed capture by corporations, governments, and religions is almost the norm, it is important for you to know a bit about my entanglements and possible conflicts of interest.
Generally, if you follow the money you can understand the sources of possible conflicts of interest.
My three largest sources of income are management consulting, Social Security and occasional dips into retirement funds.. My management consulting is limited to two clients. For one of these, .UTMHealthcare, LLC., I am currently serving as Chief Operating Officer. UTMHealthcare provides software and services to the healthcare sector, predominantly remote patient monitoring. My other client is an individual entrepreneur with whom I have been holding weekly business chats for over ten years. I own no individual stocks and all retirement investments are held in broad market index funds.
As a lifelong atheist I consider myself only beholden to my family, neighbors, immediate community, and the facts that I can ascertain about any given matter.
My major local community engagement is with the Hudson Area Library. I have been on the Board of Trustees for nine years, interrupted by a required one year hiatus. I was the President of the Board for five years and now find myself once again President. I also participate occasionally in other local discussions and activities about economic development and community programs in Hudson and Columbia County.
Here is a post from 2002 about this topic on my CurrentMatters website: Whose Opinion (Advice) Is This?