Webster, NY, January 5, 2011— CDS is pleased to announce that Mark S. Peterson, will serve as Chairman of the Board for 2011-2012.  “I am excited that Mark Peterson has been appointed as CDS’ Chairman of the Board.  Mark is dedicated to the CDS vision of supporting people in pursuit of their personal dreams.  His experience and leadership provide valuable guidance to CDS and I look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship,” stated CDS President & CEO, Sankar Sewnauth.
Mark S. Peterson has been an active member of the CDS Board since 2006.  “I’m honored to serve as CDS’ Chairman of the Board.  Together we will continue to advance CDS’ mission and provide exceptional service to our community.”

Mark is the President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) where he is charged with the continued creation and execution of GRE’s strategic plan to attract new capital investment and new jobs to the Greater Rochester region.  A certified fund raising executive (CFRE) since 1992, Mark has an impressive history of garnering substantial monies at several first-class nonprofit organizations totaling more than $100 million. He has proven himself to be a strong advocate for the Greater Rochester region, building a reputation amongst his colleagues as an exceptional leader and proactive change agent. He is strongly invested in promoting the area, attracting quality businesses, and changing lives through job creation.

Please join us in welcoming Mark S. Peterson as CDS’ Chairman of the Board.

About CDS

CDS is a world-class human services organization which supports people in pursuit of their personal dreams. Currently, programs are offered to more than 1,500 people with developmental disabilities, guided by the belief that everyone deserves both quality and choice of services.  

CDS began with a group of parents who wished to ensure quality services would always be available for their children, regardless of age.  Today, CDS provides residential, employment, day program, family support, service coordination and transitions services.