Mr. Hemmerdinger is Co-President of ATCO, where he is in charge of acquisitions and development, as well as overseeing the operations and accounting departments. Damon is also developing ATCO’s Street Retail Fund, an investment vehicle focused on commercial condominium units in mixed-use buildings in America’s best cities. Damon is passionate about the environment, and that passion shows in his work. His two brownfield cleanup projects were honored with the 2007 Region 2 Phoenix Award and the 2010 NYC Brownfield Partnership Open Space Award, and for solar systems, he earned the 2010 Energy Consumer’s Council Leadership Award. Damon also serves on the New York State Brownfield Advisory Panel, the State’s official policy-making body. Previously, Damon was the Development Director for The Shops at Atlas Park, a 400,000, 12-acre mixed-use development in Queens, NY, and as the Director of Real Estate Development for the New London (CT) Development Corporation. His public sector experience includes work for the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, the Clinton White House Chief of Staff’s Office, and the US Department of Defense. Damon is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of AmericaSpeaks, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Open Air Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and Williams College.