The Long Island Community Foundation recently named three new members to its Board of Advisors: Phyllis Hill Slater, John Murcott, and Edward C. Palleschi.
Phyllis Hill Slater is Founder and President of Hill Slater, Inc., a successful engineering and architectural support firm. Hill Slater, Inc. specializes in construction management, inspection services, design drafting, and CAD services. Slater served as National President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and serves on many corporate and nonprofit boards.
Her presidential appointments include the Welfare to Work Partnership, the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board, and the National Women's Business Council. She has received awards from numerous business and community organizations for her leadership and advocacy for women and minority business interests. Slater resides in Mt. Sinai, NY.
John Murcott is CEO & Co-Founder of KARMA411, a social networking site that raises money for nonprofits. He works with nonprofits such as Autism Speaks, the Boys and Girls Club, and EAC regarding people-to-people fundraising and social media strategies.
He cofounded FatWire Software, an enterprise web content management company. He is an expert on Persuasive Content Centric Applications and has spoken many times on personalization strategies and targeted marketing best practices. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Information Technology and Operations Management and his B.A. from Tufts University. Mr. Murcott resides in Port Washington, NY.
Edward C. Palleschi is Vice President of Investment Management for First Long Island Investors (FLI), a wealth management company and multi-family “family office,” which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment advisor and broker-dealer. He is a member of FLI’s Investment Committee and his responsibilities include research, client service, marketing, and investment management.
Palleschi earned his B.A. from Hofstra University in 1998 with a double concentration in Marketing and Finance. He recently completed Hofstra University's Executive M.B.A. program and is a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. Palleschi resides in East Rockaway, NY with his wife, two sons, and daughter.
“These three prominent business leaders have incredibly diverse backgrounds, expertise, and outstanding records of achievement,” said David M. Okorn, the Long Island Community Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are looking forward to the invaluable contributions they will bring to LICF."