George H. Kabel


George H. Kabel

Secretary & Development Chair

George H. Kabel joined the Board of Directors of IRLC in 2017. He has served as Secretary, Committee Chair and member of the Executive Committee. He attended the local Redwood school and graduated from Alexandria Bay Central School. As a boy, he and his family spent summers at their camp on Millsite Lake and George and his family appreciate the natural lakes resources in the North Country. The protection of the Indian River Lakes for all, summer vacationers as well as the long-time local residents, is a high priority to George and was an important consideration in his decision to join the IRLC as a board member. He feels that the Indian River Lakes Conservancy should represent everyone and listen to all voices as the IRLC prepares for the future.

George graduated from Norwich University in Vermont with a Mechanical Engineering degree and received a master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He served six years on active duty in the US Army and then over 20 years in the US Army Reserves.

George retired from ExxonMobil with over 30 years of experience in various technical and managerial positions. He continued his professional education in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University’s certificate program. George has served on various committees/programs to include Board of Directors of the Hudson County, NJ United Way, Norwich University Bicentennial Committee, and NY/NJ Port Authority Committee on Homeland Security Funding Allocations and various youth sports programs.

George realizes the importance of the natural beauty that Upstate New York and the Indian River Lakes watershed community offers to residents and visitors alike. Protecting this area and its unique geological features for years of excitement and exploration for young and old, our generation and those to come, continues to be a legacy that the IRLC strives to achieve.

George and his wife, Christy, spend their summers on Millsite Lake. He enjoys golf, biking, woodworking, piano, and World War II history

Wylie Huffman
Fun Fact

The Indian River Lakes preserves are located within a critical region of the Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) wildlife corridor. Indian River Lakes Conservancy protected lands benefit both the local environment and the larger continental system of wildlife movement, range requirements, and safeguarded habitat.