Hudson - At the Board of Trustees meeting on June 18, Denise Griggs was elected vice president of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Griggs joined the foundation in 2007 as chief financial officer, and was elected secretary and assistant treasurer in 2010. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the president and managing partner of Brott Mardis & Co.

"The foundation is very fortunate to have Denise serving in this new leadership capacity," said Deborah Hoover, foundation president and chief executive officer. "She adeptly blends her financial expertise with programmatic knowledge, strengthening our regional work and contributing in a pivotal way to the sophistication and complexity of the projects we tackle in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. All of us at the foundation congratulate Denise on her success."

Griggs is a certified public accountant and has assisted a wide variety of nonprofit organizations with financial-statement audits, tax compliance work and consulting engagements including internal-control implementation, board governance and benefit plans. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. She was recently elected to the Philanthropy Ohio Board of Trustees and is a member of its finance committee. She is a past board chair of Project Learn of Summit County. Ms. Griggs received her bachelor's of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation was established in 1967 by late Hudson entrepreneur Burton D. Morgan, and focuses on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in Northeast Ohio.