Diana Foote

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Director of Operations & Business Manager


Email : dmfoote@syr.edu
Phone : (315) 443-5915
Fax : (315) 443-9725

Diana joined the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University in 2008 managing BBI’s annual budget of approximately $6 million, including external grants and contracts, federally funded projects, and gifts and endowments. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations, she manages resources for current and future goals of BBI through the development single and multi-year projections, and monitoring budget status and financial reports.

In 2013, Diana began serving as Principal Investigator (PI) of the Appellate Brief Legal Training project, a 5-year, $2.8 million dollar project at BBI. She is also Principal Investigator (PI) on three sponsored research projects from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DHSES) examining County Emergency Communications Governance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as they relate to crisis response and engagement with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders through the Burton Blatt Institute of the College of Law.

A graduate of SU’s Whitman School of Management, Diana served as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP (PwC), Dermody Burke & Brown CPAs LLC as well as for private and public sectors before coming back to Syracuse University.  In 1996, Diana took the position of Controller for J&B Installations, Inc., a large commercial roofing company with offices in Skaneateles, Rochester, and Buffalo.  She was appointed Treasurer of the Jordan Elbridge Central School District in 2003.  As Treasurer, Diana was responsible for financial management of over $20 million in the General Fund, as well as accounting for the school district’s Capital, Federal, School Lunch and Debt Service Funds. While at JE, Diana also wrote and was awarded a 5-year, $200,000 Records Management Grant from NYS Archives, an office of the NYS Education Department.

As a resident of Elbridge for over 25 years, Diana has been an active volunteer in her community through the PTA, PTO, as a Classroom Mom in two schools, and assistant Little League Coach.  She also took on what she considers to be one of the greatest privileges and responsibility to her community when elected to the JECSD Board of Education.  She served as Vice-President of the Board and as a member of the Audit, Budget, and Policy committees.