Yvonne has been added as a member of the Board of Directors of Believe in Syracuse. She holds an M.B.A. from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. More recently she earned a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.
Yvonne is the Director of Development for the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society, located in downtown Syracuse. Her background includes marketing HVAC products for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse and product portfolio management for surgical medical devices with ConMed Corporation in Utica, NY. Yvonne and her husband Michael (a senior attorney at Hiscock Legal Aid, but you may know him as the “S.U. Towel Guy”) are both native Syracusans. They have always called Syracuse home with the exception of a five year stint with the U.S. Army, living in such great places at Monterey Bay, CA, Birkenfeld, Germany, and Hampton, VA. They are avid SU sports fans and reside in Liverpool.
MarkAvery was born and raised in the Syracuse Area. He is a Navy veteran and returned to Syracuse to complete his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience at Syracuse University. He is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Public Relations online while working as a stay at home dad. He also is developing City Connect, a business that promotes small business, community and growth in the Syracuse area. MarkAvery is happy to be part of Believe in Syracuse and honored to be part of the Board,