Dawn Addabbo

Dawn Addabbo  

Human Resources Director & Chief of Staff to Howard Fensterman

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP


Dawn Addabbo is Human Resources Director and Chief of Staff to the managing partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. Addabbo manages the implementation of human resource services, policies, and programs across the firm’s six locations supporting over 230 employees. She also participates in the law firm’s expansion activities, such as Mergers & Acquisitions and joint ventures, while simultaneously recruiting and retaining talent leading employees to encourage maximum performance.


Addabbo began her career as a financial analyst for SG Warburg in 1994 and left that position in 1995 to join Avon Products, Inc. as an analyst assisting with the implementation of their new accounting platform. She held various positions during her twenty-plus years with Avon that saw her succeed and lead departments in finance, merchandising, forecasting, inventory control, project management and legal operations internationally. 


In 2016, Addabbo joined the grocery store retail chain, Western Beef (parent company Cactus Holdings), where she spent three years as Chief Administrative Officer. Addabbo was a member of their leadership team and reported directly to the CEO. Her main responsibilities included leading the insurance, human resources, M&A, strategic alliances, and legal operations teams. 


Addabbo has a long history of civic service and currently volunteers on the board of STARS (Striving to Achieve and Reach for Success) in Howard Beach, Queens. She also dedicates her time to the state senator’s campaign, helping with fundraising and event planning. Addabbo, a lifelong resident of Queens, received her business degree from St. John’s University.