Jeffrey Katz, a partner in the Clarence law firm of Katz and Baehre, has been elected president of the Williamsville Education Foundation Inc.

He has been a director of the foundation since 2006, most recently serving as its vice president.

An alumnus of Williamsville East High School, Katz is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the University at Buffalo Law School.

For the past 22 years, he has dedicated his practice to estate planning, elder law, trust planning and estate administration.

A founding member of the National Network of Estate Planning Trust Attorneys, Katz is a frequent lecturer and author on the topics of estate planning and tax preservation. He is also an active community leader, serving as board member and officer of many organizations.

Katz replaces longtime foundation President Trey Measer, who is stepping down after 10 years at the helm. Measer is the publisher of Bee Group Newspapers.

Measer will remain as a board director and continue to oversee corporate sponsorships for the foundation’s biennial Wall of Fame induction.

Also elected were Bob White, owner of the Bob White Insurance Agency, as vice president; Charles Fadale, partner at Dopkins & Company LLP, as treasurer; and Carolyn Giambra, retired Williamsville Schools administrator, as secretary.

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization established in 1997 by a group of community, business and parent leaders who wanted to ensure the continuing excellence of the Williamsville Central School District.

As published in The Amherst Bee May 21, 2014