Jay Weintraub retired after a 30-year career as a financial analyst in New York City. He and his wife, Sue, live in Alford, MA. With a strong interest in local community affairs, Jay instituted a popular website, Alford-Assist, where town residents can post requests for help from neighbors. He has also been active in bringing high-speed Internet service to the town of Alford, with completion planned for early 2018. Jay served on the Alford Broadband Committee and then was elected to the Board of the Alford Municipal Lighting Plant, which is planning and overseeing the installation of a municipally-owned fiber-optic network in the town.

Mark Lefenfeld was a senior executive at a San Francisco-based specialty investment banking organization for 20 years. He then established his own consulting practice, which he ran for ten years. Mark and his wife, Mimi, moved to Great Barrington in 2004, where he sat on the Great Barrington Finance Committee for six years. He is also the immediate past president of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, a significantly-sized congregation in Great Barrington.