David J Caruso was born on May 1, 1957 in Glens Falls, NY. After attending Saint Joseph Elementary School in Fort Edward NY, he attended Hudson Falls High graduating with the class of 1975.
As a young teenager, Mr. Caruso worked in his uncle’s Lake George restaurant. He later became a supermarket manager with the Grand Union Co., and then an Account Manager for Brach’s Candy Co. of Chicago, covering northeastern NY and Vermont.
He joined Stewart’s in 1986, first as a District Field Auditor, then as a District Manager, and later Vice President, Mr. Caruso ultimately rose to Senior Vice President and Director.
Mr. Caruso retired April 1, 2018 as Senior Vice President for Stewart’s Shop based in Saratoga Springs, NY. Throughout his 32-year career with Stewart’s he was instrumental in its development into one of the nation’s largest family and employee owned convenience store chains. Mr. Caruso remains on the Stewart’s Board of Directors and works part-time on real estate ventures with the company through his consulting firm, Lakeside Business Advisors LLC.
Mr. Caruso is active with New York Association of Convenience Stores and was inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame in May 2019. He also participates in National Association of Convenience Stores shows and events throughout the country.
Throughout his life and career, Mr. Caruso was always involved in the communities he has lived and worked in. He has been active with many non-profit organizations and community programs. Mr. Caruso currently serves on the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and is serving on the hospital’s investment committee.
Past affiliations include the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Ulster County, and the WHHQ Happy Christmas Fund Inc.