Meet the New Foundation Board Members

David J. Beinetti

President & Principal, SWBR Architects

Beinetti David is the President of SWBR Architects and has been with the firm since 1979. Over these past 30+ years you will have rarely found him at his desk. When he's not on the soccer field, playing or coaching, you'll find him on a job site planning, facilitating and coaching his project team.

David is involved with projects from inception to occupancy including facility planning, prgramming, architectural design, and production of contruction documents and coordination of all building systems. He is experienced in both renovation/alteration and new construction and has a broad range of experience in industrial, academic, medical, research, recreational and office occupancy facilities. He has experience working with contruction management, design-build, and fast-track project delivery methods.

Mr. Beinetti also serves on the Board of Directors of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Liberty Northeast Chapter. The DBIA and its members work to form an alliance between designers and builders that fosters collaboration and teamwork. Members work to have an impact on the local design and contruction community through programs and events, legislative efforts, and owner and professional education and certification.

Kenneth L. Hines

Sr. Vice President, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch

Hines Kenneth L. Hines is a Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch in Rochester, New York. He has been a member of the investment community since 1983 and is a member of Merrill Lynch’s Directors’ Circle which is one of their highest levels of recognition. Today Ken is responsible for the management and oversight of approximately $300 million in investment capital.

Ken has been featured and quoted in several magazines including Money, Black Enterprise, On Wall Street and Registered Representative.

Ken serves a diverse base of clients located in over twenty states. His clientele include successful professionals within the business, medical, entertainment and sports communities, specializing in retirement planning.

Ken’s community service has included serving on the Boards of American Baptist Churches USA, Fairport Baptist Homes, American Baptist Foundation, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Humane Society of Rochester, and the Urban League of Rochester, to name a few.

Ken has resided in the Rochester, NY area since August 1982. He is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he attended Central State University, University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma College of Business and Banking where he received his B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting. Ken is married to Pamela Hines and they have five children ages 25 to 38.

Cindy Langston

Vice President Enterprise Project Delivery Group, Excellus BCBS

Langston Cindy Langston is Vice President of the Enterprise Project Delivery Group within the Enterprise IT division of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. In this role, Ms. Langston oversees a portfolio of over 90 active projects, working collaboratively with business partners to ensure cost-effective, high-quality implementation of enterprise-wide projects. Prior to joining Excellus, Ms. Langston led initiatives at Health Care Service Corporation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She also has extensive experience in manufacturing and spent 15 years as an international consultant, where she led large, global IT implementations in Sydney, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Scotland and Seoul.

Throughout her career, Ms. Langston has proven herself to be a collaborative, approachable manager who generates peak levels of performance from staff members through individualization, creating a common vision, forging positive relationships and focusing on diversification. With a knack for taking technical solutions and working with stakeholders to translate them into business solutions, she has successfully provided leadership and direction for a portfolio of projects in excess of $190 million.

Ms. Langston has leveraged her business skills outside the corporate world, volunteering as Chief Financial Officer for her church, responsible for all financial activities. She also acts as a mentor for young church members in the Chicago area, using her talents for motivating others to help young adults find confidence and paths to future success.

Ms. Langston holds an MBA in Human Resources and Financial Management from Lake Forest Graduate School and a BS in Information Systems from Purdue University. She and her husband have three daughters.

Karen C. Martin

President, Corning Incorporated Foundation

Martin Karen C. Martin has been on staff of Corning Incorporated Foundation since 1988, the last two years as president. For more than 60 years, the Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities where Corning Incorporated, its sponsoring company, is an active corporate citizen.This year, the Foundation will award some 125 direct grants totaling $7.2 million.

As president, Karen provides on-site management of the Foundation’s programs of giving, including proposal evaluation and recommendations for funding, oversight of the Employee Matching Gifts Program, community outreach, and acting as liaison to the Foundation Board of Trustees. In her role, Karen also has served on numerous local, regional and state not-for-profit governance boards and committees, including the Women-in-Engineering Advisory Council at The Pennsylvania State University, and the Minorities-in-Engineering Advisory Council at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Karen is a graduate of Wells College in Aurora, New York, and is a life-long resident of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region.  

Maureen R. Wolfe

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources & Community Relations, ESL Federal Credit Union

Wolfe As Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Community Relations, for ESL Federal Credit Union, Maureen is the key driver of the employee experience strategic priority at the leading financial institution in Rochester, NY. Under her leadership, ESL has been named one of the 25 Best Medium Workplaces in America by Great Place to Work® three times in the past four years, one of Training Magazines Top 125 for eight consecutive years (2007~2014).a three-time ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) Best Company, as well as a triple Rochester Business Journal “Wealth of Health” Award winner.

Maureen joined ESL in 2005. In 2008, she was named Vice President’People Organization Development Director. In 2012, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Community Relations. In this role, she oversees hiring, total rewards, performance management, talent development: employee communications: public relations, and shared value programs for the organization.

In April, 2014 Maureen was the first recipient of the HR Executive of the Year award from the National Human Resources Associations Rochester Chapter. Prior to joining ESL, Maureen was a principal with a local management consulting firm. She also held a variety of human
resources and marketing roles with the Sentry Group in Rochester and Zenith Products in Delaware.

Maureen holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in Communications from SUNY Geneseo.

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