The Finance Committee members meet monthly to review the financial affairs of the parish. The review includes monitoring the revenues, expenses, and investments of the parish. They review the current budget to be sure expenses and income are as planned, and if not, act to determine why and to take corrective action. They also help to develop the new budget year-to-year. The committee also discusses opportunities to increase revenues, decrease expenses, and strengthen internal controls.
Chick Cairo has more than 40 years of experience in the computer and software industry, most recently with OpenPeak as VP of Alliances. His responsibilities include international sales of software products to telephone carriers. Prior to joining OpenPeak in 2002, Chick worked for StorageApps as VP of Channel Sales where his responsibilities included managing a sales organization responsible for over $50M of sales annually through channel partners in North America. StorageApps was purchased by Hewlett Packard in 2001 for roughly $600M. Prior to his experience at StorageApps, Chick worked for the CLARiiOn division of EMC as Director of Channel Sales being responsible for $150M of CLARiiON sales through channel partners in North America. CLARiiON was originally a division of Data General Corporation. Before being purchased by EMC Chick worked for Data General for over 20 years in a variety of sales and systems management positions. Prior to joining Data General, Chick held a variety of positions in the high technology marketplace including sales, sales management, systems management, and computer systems management.
Chick holds a BA degree in Mathematics from the NYS University at Albany, and is a graduate of the Management Development Program at RPI, in Troy.
Chick’s family has been in Clifton Park since 1970 and has been parishioners at St. Edward’s since 1979. Chick and his wife Valerie enjoy being with their children and grandchildren as well as outdoor activities; especially golf, swimming and traveling.
Stephen Grey is a 21 year member of St. Edward’s Parish and a trustee from 2004-2012. He continues to serve on this committee. Steve is a 30 year, 2nd generation, and local owner of his insurance and financial services business, specializing in the pre- and post-retirement market.
Steve and his wife Janet have 2 children and are active in many local programs.
Susan M. Martin is a CPA. She has spent the last 15 years of her career, before retiring, as the CFO of the Shenendehowa Central School District. In that position, Sue developed and managed $100+M in annual school budgets. In addition, she has overseen approximately $140M in construction projects over the 15 year period. Prior to joining the school district, Sue was in public accounting where she audited governments, school districts, and not-for profit organizations.
Sue and her husband, Don, have been parishioners of St. Edward’s since 1974. She has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2007, and is also currently serving as co-chairperson of the Shenendehowa Educational Foundation. When not involved in volunteer activities, Sue and Don enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends.
John W. O’Toole, Jr. has been with Merrill Lynch and Co. since 1975. John’s team, The O’Toole, Lilley Gross Group, assists individual clients and business owners with financial planning, portfolio management and asset allocation. John is a portfolio manager in the Personal Investment Advisor program at Merrill Lynch, presently responsible for ERISA dissemination for the OLG Group. John advises individual and corporate clients with retirement planning and cash management. Currently he serves on a number of boards in the Capital Region as well as past service to other organizations, boards, and associate boards as well as being chairman and founder of the Capital Region Sports Foundation.
John’s family has been active parishioners of St. Edward’s for more than 30 years and residents of Clifton Park for more than 40 years. John and his wife Maureen enjoy traveling, golf and are actively involved with promoting youth of the Capital Region through sports.
Photo not Available Mike Walsh has attended St. Edward’s since it was created in 1968. He has fond memories of setting up and breaking down the folding charis for Fr. Scott’s masses at the “old clubhouse”. In the 70′s Mike left Clifton Park to attend school. He is a graduate of Princeton HS and holds a BA of Business Administration and MA of Science from the University of Miami. Mike is a Director at the NYS Technology Enterprise Corp. (NYSTEC). Prior to joining NYSTEC, Mike was the KPMG partner-in-charge of the NY and New England consulting operations for state governments, education, and nonprofit institutions. Mike is a board member of the Hudson Valley Automobile Association of American (AAA) club and a member of the Shenendehowa Audit Committee.
Mike returned to Clifton Park and married Margaret O’Brien (St. Edward’s parishioner for 35 years). Mike and Margaret live close by St. Edward’s with their 3 children; Caitlin, Meghan and Sean.