Meet Denise VanBuren
Denise joined Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation in 1993, was its 2005 Executive of the Year and currently serves as Vice President of Public Relations. She became an Officer of the Corporation in 1999, and is the longest-serving female officer in the utility’s 165-year history. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s in Business Administration. A former radio and television news anchor, she is the mother of three sons, Schuyler, Troy and Brett, past members of the Highland Pass Society C.A.R. She is married to Christopher G. Barclay. They live in an 1840 farmhouse near the Hudson River in Chelsea, NY, and are currently restoring an 1876 cottage in the Adirondacks.
When asked why she chose to be an associate member of the HHC, she stated that "I am an associate of HH because my original Patriot ancestors — father and son Jacob and Marcus Plattner — were from Clavarack." How neat!