Board Announcement

Dear Friends of SVWC,

As we turn the page on 2016, we thought you might like to know:

With our deepest gratitude and affection, we accepted the resignations of two beloved members of the SVWC Board, who will take on new roles: Reva B. Tooley, the founder and visionary of SVWC and Linda Sherwood, founding Board member, will join Julie A. Wrigley as members of the SVWC Emeritus Board.

Please join us in thanking Reva and Linda for their inestimable (and we expect, ongoing) contributions to SVWC and to the Wood River Valley and help us welcome:

Greyson Bryan, new Chairman of the SVWC Board

Ridley Pearson, new SVWC Board member

We look forward to all that we can accomplish in the future!

Robin Eidsmo, Executive Director

GREYSON BRYAN Grey Bryan Dec 2015 cropped copy

Greyson Bryan was recently named Chairman of the SVWC Board of Directors. Grey has practiced, taught and written about international economic law for nearly four decades and currently is Of Counsel with O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. He has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Grey is a member of the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He served in the past as Director of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and as a National Trustee of The Asia Society. He holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Grey is currently writing a suspense trilogy set in the world of international business intelligence. The first installment, BIG: Beginnings, is due to be published in Spring 2016.

Ridley Pearson Dec 2015 for websiteRIDLEY PEARSON

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is pleased to welcome Ridley Pearson to its Board of Directors. Ridley is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 suspense and young adult adventure novels. Over the years, his work has been published in two-dozen languages, and has been adapted for network television and the Broadway stage. Ridley has earned a reputation for writing fiction that “grips the imagination.”

His research has spanned the globe and included everything from the engine room of a cruise liner, to a nighttime visit to Walt Disney World’s It’s A Small World ride, to a locked-room visit with inmates at a prison for the criminally insane.

Ridley plays in a rock band comprised of other bestselling writers, called The Rockbottom Remainders, which has raised over 2 million dollars for charity.