At its December meeting the Gifford Foundation elected Susan Katzoff and Caeresa Richardson as new members of the board of trustees.
Susan Katzoff, an attorney at Bousquet Holstein PLLC, has more than 10 years of experience representing industrial development agencies (IDAs) and local development corporations (LDCs) in public finance transactions throughout New York State. She serves as the Board of Directors Vice President for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County and has previously served on the Board of Trustees for the DeWitt Community Library. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and St. John’s University School of Law.
Caeresa Richardson serves as the Outdoor Lighting Department Manager for National Grid where she is responsible for the management of all 250,000 streetlights and 7,000 customer accounts across New York State. Richardson holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Syracuse University and a Management certificate from the John Hopkins Carey Business School. She is a certified Project Management Professional from the PMI Institute. Richardson serves on the leadership council of The Women’s Fund of Central New York, the 2018 Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Junior League of Syracuse and You Can’t Fail, Inc. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of NYPENN and the Good Life Youth Foundation.