The Board of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert J. Smullen as its next Executive Director effective May 19, 2016.  Mr. Smullen served in the United States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Colonel before his retirement in 2015.  He served as an infantry officer on active duty, completing three combat tours in Afghanistan.  A 1986 graduate of Gloversville High School, he also attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the National Defense University.  Colonel Smullen has been married for nineteen years and has four children.