The 2001 dedication of the William B. and Marion C. Risman Plaza at Kent State University

William and Marion with Dr. Carol Cartwright, the 10th and first woman president of Kent State University. William chaired the search committee that brought Dr. Cartwright to Kent State
William Risman receives Leadership Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals to honor and recognize his great contributions to philanthropy.

William’s entrepreneurial spirit could only be matched by his true desire and commitment to give back to community with both his time and his largesse. In 1983, he was appointed by Ohio’s governor to board of trustees at Kent State University. He served nine years on board, two as chairman. William and Marion Risman made the largest gift of scholarships in the school’s history when they endowed 25 medallion scholarships to be awarded annually to high school seniors who might not be able to afford a college education. In gratitude, university named its main plaza the William B. and Marion C. Risman Plaza. William also gave his time, expertise and dollars to organizations such as former Mount Sinai Medical Center where he served on the board and Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland where he supervised construction of housing for senior citizens. William also gave generously to Cleveland’s medical community, making substantial lifetime gifts to both Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.

Rob G. Risman continues to follow William Risman’s philanthropic nature joining him on Kent State University Foundation board and University Hospitals Case Medical Center board in 2007.

Consolidated Management properties consistently win industry peer awards for excellence. Longevity of those working on the properties is true testament to things being done right. Joy takes active role in Northeast Ohio Apartment Association serving as president and Rob joins Ohio Apartment Association serving as president (2003 - 2004).

As part of succession plan and to solidify company for next decades, plans commence to establish new company under leadership of Rob G. Risman and Joy Anzalone.

2009 and Beyond
Burton Carol Management LLC forms to build on solid traditions that made Consolidated Management a tremendous success story and to do it with solid group of the best and most talented people. Hence Burton Carol’s tagline: Solid Foundations Solid People.

Principals of the company are Rob G. Risman, president and CEO, and Joy Anzalone, executive vice president and COO. Burton Carol Management manages outstanding portfolio of apartment communities in Ohio, Michigan and Florida, many of which the company built in 1960s and ’70s. Future of Burton Carol Management focuses squarely on intelligent growth through development, acquisition and management.

Solid Foundations Solid People. A time-tested theme that rings as true today as it did more than 50 years ago when William B. Risman borrowed $5,000 from his father and began the business that is now Burton Carol Management.