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longtime friend and business associate, is the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Pearson Precision has 45 employees, including Casey and me. With the recent proliferation of eco- friendly enterprises, my business has become very successful we are the largest property taxpayer in Morningside Heights. In light of my company’s success, I recently have been able to devote more of my time to advocating for increased civic education and volunteering for charitable causes. 3. In 2013, I learned that Morningside Heights Central School District (“Mo rningside Heights Central District”), where my daughter Kate went to school, adopted a 2013-14 school year budget that eliminated funding for the Morningside Heights Central High School’s award- winning mock trial team as well as for numerous athletic teams and clubs, and also cut financial support for the Mock Trial Summer Institute. The Morningside Heights Central District, like others throughout New York State, was not able to fund all of its student academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs because of rising costs and opposition by members of its Board of Education to raising property taxes. I was dismayed to hear about the cutting of student programs, especially since my daughter had a great experience as a member of the Morningside Heights Central High School Mock Trial Team in fact, I believe her exposure to trial advocacy
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94 11/19/14 during high school motivated her to pursue a career in the law and social justice. 4. After hearing about the funding crisis, I decided to create the Morningside Heights Booster Club, Inc. (“Club”), a not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was my hope that the Club would raise enough money to restore funding for eliminated extracurricular activities in the Morningside Heights Central District. I drafted by-laws for the Club. The by-laws assign the role of governance to a three-person Board of Directors, including a President, Vice President, and Secretary. On May 15, 2013, the Club’s initial complement of members elected me as President, and two other local businesspeople, Alex Aldrich and Fran Farley, as Vice President and Secretary, respectively. 5. On June 1, 2013, Alex, Fran, and I met for the first time at my company’s offices. We decided that the Club needed to retain a Treasurer to keep track of donations and ensure the appropriate expenditure of those funds. I recommended that we retain Casey Cheatham, who has served as Pearson Precision’s trusted Chief Financial Officer. Alex, however, expressed misgivings about Ca sey’s honesty Alex had heard that Shannon Templeton, Casey’s former spouse, accused him/her of being a compulsive gambler. I told Alex that I had known Casey since college and that Nicky and I considered him/her to be family and even made him/her Kate’s godfather/godmother. In 2003, I hired Casey as the auditor for Pearson Precision, and three years later when the company’s Chief Financial Officer retired, I promoted Casey to fill the position because of his/her excellent work. Sure, Casey made some risky investments with the
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  • attorney, new york state

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