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Ziegler, Palumbos Join Board of Trustees

Two Rochester businessmen are the newest members of the Keuka College Board of Trustees.

Alan Ziegler

Alan R. Ziegler, president and COO of Futures Funding Corp. and Martin F. Palumbos, founder of the financial services firm PS&E Plan to Prosper, were introduced at the recent fall Board meeting.

“I am looking forward using my skills, talents, background, and experience to further the mission of this exciting, visionary, Finger Lakes, gem of a college,” said Ziegler.

Ziegler is past president of the local and national chapter of the Society of FSP (Financial Service Professionals) and is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester and Highland Hospital Foundation, as well as past chair of the Episcopal Senior Life Committee.

He is a member of the Rochester Area Community Foundation Advancement Committee, founder and president of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation, and chair of the Brighton Schools Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Committee. He is also a member of Spiritus Christi Church and Genesee Valley Club.

Ziegler is a member of the Compeer Hall of Fame and recipient of the Rosner Award. He also received the YMCA’s Pathway to Empowerment Award.

An alumnus of Dartmouth College, he holds a master’s degree from American College.

Martin Palumbos

Palumbos, a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., said he was looking forward to “working with the Board and administration to further the significant contribution Keuka College makes to our community. As the reach of the College now literally spans the globe, I welcome the challenge and view my opportunity to serve as a true honor.”

Formerly a fifth grade teacher in the Rochester City School District, Palumbos also worked for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, where he helped establish youth ministry programs in parishes in the 12-county diocese region.

Palumbos is a member of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation is founding chairman of the Rochester Business Ethics Award (ETHIE). He is vice chair of the Catholic Family Center (CFC) Board and chairs the Fund Raising and Marketing Committee. He is also a member of the United Way of Rochester Professional Advisory Council.

In 2008 he received  the LFA American Award, the highest award given by Lincoln Financial Advisors, in recognition of his extensive service to the company. The Million Dollar Round Table awarded him its Quality of Life Award in 1995 for his service to the Norman Howard School in Rochester and again in 2010 for his work with the CFC Refugee Resettlement Project.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport.

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