The members of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Trenton, have elected 12 business leaders to join its Board of Directors. They are:
• Walter Brasch, regional managing partner-NJ, ParenteBeard, was formerly managing partner with Deloitte & Touche and has been a partner at New Jersey-based CPA firms for the past 20 years.
• W. Raymond Felton focuses in the areas of corporate, LLC and securities law at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis. His emphasis is on mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions through both the public and private equity and debt markets.
• Steven L. Grossberg is responsible for the oversight and development of the Northeast Region of The NIA Group, a Marsh &McLennan Agency LLC company, which ranks as the 12th largest insurance and financial services organization in the country.
• Jack Hoffman has worked for ACS (formerly Lockheed Martin IMS) since 1995. The company operates the E-Pass back-office operations for the toll authorities in the New York-New Jersey region.
• Paul Kalamaras became executive vice president/director of retail banking of Investors Savings Bank on Jan. 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as senior vice president and director of retail banking.
• Gary Lesneski is the president of Archer & Greiner and chair of both its Labor & Employment Law Department and its Health Care Group. His experience includes counseling and litigation with emphasis on employment at will, contracts, restrictive covenants, regulatory compliance, discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.
• Scott McLester, executive vice president and general counsel for Wyndham Worldwide, oversees all of the company’s legal activities. As chief compliance officer, he is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the effectiveness of the company’s compliance and ethics programs. As corporate secretary, he is responsible for coordinating activities and communications with the Board of Directors.
• Vito Nardelli, COO at OceanFirst Bank since 2005, has spent 30 years in the financial industry in diverse capacities including management, business development, sales and operations.
• William F. Owen took over as president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on July 1, 2007. He was previously chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and vice president for health affairs. His academic career includes 25 years of experience with Harvard Medical School and Duke University, and his clinical experience includes 12 years as a clinical and academic staff physician with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
• Ted Zangari is a member of Executive and Management committees at Sills Cummis & Gross. As Chair of the law firm's Redevelopment Law Practice Group, he oversees billion-dollar redevelopment projects and dozens of smaller ones in both prime and challenging locales.
• B.J. Agugliaro, managing partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers' New Jersey Practice, has broad-based accounting, auditing, and business advisory experience with some of the firm's premier clients, including Corning, Honeywell, IBM, Kodak, L-3 Communications and Xerox.
• Brenda Ross-Dulan is the regional president for Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey Region, and is responsible for 150 banking stores with $12 billion deposits. Ross-Dulan also serves as national spokesperson for Wells Fargo's African American Business Services program.
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