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Board Members

Our board members share a wealth of experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including accounting and financial services, insurance, education and the law. They have held positions as diverse as investment bankers, controllers, defense attorneys and legislative staffers. In addition, several members of our board have held senior management positions in charitable organizations such as United Way and Feeding America. That wealth of experience gives First Nonprofit Foundation a thorough understanding of the challenges and hazards nonprofits face.

Our board actively reviews all grant decisions, helping First Nonprofit ensure that our grants remain aligned with our vision and mission. Many of our board members also share experience in determining risk exposure, making them highly qualified to advise on our funding decisions.

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Adam Karkowsky

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Karkowsky has been the VP of Strategic Development for Mergers & Acquisitions at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. since March 2011. Prior to coming to AmTrust, Adam served as the CEO of UPRS Group, LLC and was a Managing…

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Barry D. Zyskind

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

Barry D. Zyskind, Director at AmTrust Financial Services since 1998, has held senior management positions and currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Zyskind also serves as an officer and director…

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Harry Schlachter

Secretary Treasurer, Senior VP of Finance and Treasurer at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

Harry Schlachter joined AmTrust Financial Services in 2001 and has been Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer since 2007. Mr. Schlachter began his career as Controller at Capri Optics Inc. and between 1982 and 1986…

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