The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, elected Dominick Impemba and Susan Kish to its board at a meeting of the trustees on April 19, 2013.
Dominick Impemba, a Certified Public Accountant with nearly 17 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, is Controller at the Rockefeller Foundation, where he oversees the day-to-day accounting for the foundation and its $3.6 billion endowment, monitors and evaluates internal controls, develops organization-wide policies and procedures, reviews the organization's tax filings, and is one of the individuals responsible for the annual budget process.
"Dominick brings both a depth of experience in financial management and a keen awareness of the issues facing the philanthropic sector," said Bradford K. Smith, President of the Foundation Center. "Those skills and experiences will be invaluable to the Foundation Center as we chart our course for an innovative, technology-driven and fiscally sound future."
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Impemba was an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG LLP in its nonprofit practice. Before that, he was the Controller at the Institute of International Education and an Audit Manager at Condon O'Meara McGinty and Donnelly, LLP, a public accounting firm dedicated to serving nonprofit organizations.
"I am excited to apply my passion and my knowledge to this role at the Foundation Center," said Impemba. "This is a wonderful opportunity to help the Center build on its 56-year history and ensure that it will provide even more solutions to the social sector in the decades to come."
Impemba is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., and an M.A. in Cinema Studies with a certificate in Media and Culture from New York University. Originally from Buenos Aires, Bianchi has native fluency in Spanish and knowledge of Italian and French.
Susan Kish is Head of Cross-Company Initiatives at Bloomberg L.P., where she oversees the collaboration and integration of the company's global businesses. This role encompasses a wide-ranging portfolio that includes Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Law, and the Bloomberg media and financial products.
Previously, Kish was Director of Knowledge Services at BNEF (New Energy Finance, a subsidiary of Bloomberg), an independent provider of research in renewable energy, smart energy technologies and carbon markets. In 1999, she founded and became CEO of First Tuesday Zurich, an independent think tank that supported the development of thought leader networks and innovative knowledge sharing in areas such as sustainable energy, mobile/telecom and financial services. After First Tuesday Zurich was acquired in 2006 by the professional online network XING, she became XING's Head of Network and Community Practice. Kish was also with UBS for more than 14 years, most recently as Global Functional Head of Structured Finance and Private Banking in Zurich, and, prior to 1995, she held a variety of executive positions at UBS in New York.
"Susan's experience at Bloomberg is a perfect fit as the Foundation Center evolves from data publisher to a knowledge services organization," said Bradford K. Smith. "Her guidance will be instrumental as we explore how best to deliver intelligence directly into the hands of the organizations and individuals that can leverage it to change the world."
"The Foundation Center has proven that transparency and reliable data are critical to effective philanthropy," said Kish. "Looking forward, the Center needs to deliver that leadership in a world where technology and data will both disrupt and enable philanthropy in powerful new ways. I look forward to contributing to that critical work."
Kish is a Director and Co-Founder of the Energy Venture Forum, the foundation which established and produces the European Energy Venture Fair in Zurich. She is an independent director and advisor on several boards, including the SwissNex Science Consulate and the global Sandbox Network. She is an experienced public speaker and facilitator at corporate events and universities on topics including networks, innovation and risk. Kish graduated from Harvard University and lives with her family in Boston.