At the Foundation’s recent annual meeting, CPIRF welcomed William B. Richards as new board Chairman, replacing Chairman Paul A. Volcker who will now serve as honorary Chairman. Anthony (Tony) Dowd was also elected as newest member of the board of directors.
Bill, who has been a board member since October, 2011, is a Managing Director, senior Client Relationship Manager for Hedge Funds at UBS in New York City. Like his predecessor Paul Volcker, Bill Richards has a personal commitment and connection to the Cerebral Palsy community, as he too has an adult son with Cerebral Palsy.
“I’m honored to step in as new Board Chairman for the CPIRF,” said Mr. Richards. “Certainly succeeding Paul Volcker means filling some very big shoes, but I am thrilled at the promise of this organization, the research we are undertaking and the brighter future that lies ahead for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.”
Bill’s previous nn-profit affiliations include a work with iMentor whose mission is to improve the lives of high school students from underserved communities through evidence-based, technology-enabled mentoring. He has also been involved with All Hallows High School in the Bronx, New York, an inner city, Catholic, college preparatory school.
Bill’s international travels with UBS hedge fund clients to New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and Europe and his time as a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant while in combat in Vietnam, lend important international experience in his work with the CPIRF.
Also installed at the Annual Meeting was Anthony Dowd, who currently serves as Special Assistant to Paul A. Volcker. Prior to that Mr. Dowd had a 20 year career in Private Equity and Investment Banking, and currently serves on several corporate boards and the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy with an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
“We are honored to have two such brilliant, skilled and compassionate leaders as part of our CPIRF board of directors,” said CEO and President Glenn Tringali. “Bill and Tony’s financial expertise and dedication to the CP community will enable us to best manage and direct our research funds where they will provide the most critical help to individuals with CP.”