Our Governance

The mission of the Somerset County Business Partnership is to lead the business community to a prosperous and sustainable future. The effectiveness of the SCBP is the result of a partnership among Somerset County’s major employers, small and medium-sized business, nonprofit organizations, Somerset County Freeholders and the 21 local municipalities. The Board of Directors represents the SCBP’s various constituencies and is intended to provide a platform for Board members to influence the ongoing program of work. Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SCBP is a small team of paid staff, led by the President/CEO.

The Board of Directors meets four times per year at various locations throughout Somerset County. Board members are expected to attend meetings, familiarize themselves with the Business Partnership work program, and give input into how the Business Partnership can achieve its mission. Board members are requested to use the Business Partnership as a resource that their company can use to grow in Somerset County. Board members are also expected to represent the interests of their company, with the understanding that under the bylaws, any decision made by the Board of Directors is not binding on the member companies in any way.

Officers of the Board

Responsible for setting SCBP policy under the bylaws

Chairperson
Catherine Ricker

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

Secretary
Tom Elliott

Pfizer, Inc.

Vice Chairperson
Ed Dolan

EPIC Results, Inc.

Immediate Past Chairperson
Ed Seliga

Advanced Solar Products

Treasurer
Joe Costello

Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.

Board of Directors

William Amann
M&E Engineers, Inc.

Vincent Amendolare
Merrill Lynch

Michael Amorosa
Somerset County Administration

John Anderson
JCP&L/First Energy

Jeffrey Brookner
Brookner Law Offices, LLC

David Carcieri
Somerset County YMCA

Finn Caspersen, Jr.
Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Michael Catania
Duke Farms Foundation

Anthony V. Cava
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Mark H. Chazin, Esq.
Gebhardt and Keifer, P.C.

Vincent Cirianno
Preferred Client Group LLC

Peter Cocoziello, Jr.
Advance Realty Group

Remo Colarusso
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kelly Cupit
NJ Municipal Managers Association

Gregory S. Dittrich
Provident Bank

Linda Dousis
Administrative Services & Consulting

Anthony Esposito
New York Life Insurance Company

Troy Fischer
Bridgewater Commons

Richard Fontana
Fontana Wealth Mgmt of Raymond James

Audris Francis
Sanofi US

Frank Fricano
Bridgewater Marriott

Paul Grzella
Courier News/MyCentralJersey.com

Tyler Hall
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo, LLP

Jim Hannan
WithumSmith+Brown

Thomas Harrity
Fulton Bank of New Jersey

Chrys Harttraft
Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools

Jeffry Jones
NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co.

Walter Lane
Somerset County Planning Board

James Laskey, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Eileen Leahey
PSE&G

Brian Levine
Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Lena Matthews
Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

Michael McDonough
Raritan Valley Community College

Cynthia Norfleet
Van Cleef Engineering Associates

Donald Parker
Carrier Clinic

Jeanne Perantoni
SSP Architectural Group

Rob Pettit
PNC Wealth Management

Dan Puntillo
John Morgan McLachlan Agency Inc.

Emilio Ramil
Regal Bank

Gail Rosen
Wilkin & Guttenplan PC

Patrick Scaglione
Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Bob Schaefer
NJ American Water Company

John Szeliga
Verizon

William Taylor
Somerset Savings Bank, SLA

Joni Ur
People Management, Inc.

Peg Wright
The Center for Great Expectations

Doris Zampella
E.A. Boniakowski Agency

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