Community Foundation Elects Four New Board Members

June 6, 2009 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors has elected four new members to serve three-year terms.

Corinne R. Smith, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Teaching Learning Programs, Syracuse University School of Education

Corinne is a nationally recognized expert in the field of learning disabilities. She has served on the Syracuse University faculty for more than 33 years, where she founded and directs the Psychoeducational Teaching Laboratory. She is the past-president of the Jewish Community Center and past-chairperson of the Syracuse Jewish Federation’s annual campaign.

Rita L. Reicher, Ph.D.
, President, KS&R, Inc.

With 25 years of market research experience, Rita provides guidance in modeling and other analytics across many industries while also leading KS&R’s professional staff development. She has served on the boards of WISE (Women Inspiring the Spirit of Entrepreneurship), Upstate Medical Foundation and Women President’s Organization.

William C. Brod, President, C&S Operations, Inc.

Bill joined C&S with career experience in heavy construction, high technology, manufacturing and distribution and now serves as President of the company. He serves as co-chairman of the Syracuse Young Life Urban Board, Cazenovia Young Life Committee and the Cazenovia Underage Drinking Task Force.


Michael J. Wamp,
Fund Manager

Michael has spent more than 15 years in the high yield bond business, both as a hedge fund manager and as an institutional sales and trading professional for Lehman Brothers, BankBoston and UBS. His previous experience includes trading equity derivatives at the American Stock Exchange and serving as a reorganization consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is the founder of the Skaneateles Youth Football League and is also a volunteer for Youth Baseball, Lacrosse and Junior Achievement.

The Community Foundation is governed by volunteer Directors, all of whom are committed to assisting in maximizing its impact on the quality of life in Central New York.

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