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 Board of County Commissioners, 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

Edward Dolan

EPIC Results, Inc.

Audris Francis

Sanofi, US

Vice Chairperson
Chris Zarelli

Promo-Coach by DiversiPrint, Inc.

Immediate Past Chairperson
Catherine Ricker
Tom Elliott

Pfizer, Inc.

Board of Directors

# Denotes Member of the Executive Committee

William Amann
M&E Engineers, Inc.

Eric Alvarez #
Norris McLaughlin, PA 

Brian Auger
Somerset County Library System

Robert Beylickjian
Merrill Lynch

Carol Bianchi
JCP&L/First Energy

Tom Cannizzo
Allied Wealth Partners

David Carcieri
Somerset County YMCA

Anthony V. Cava #
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

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

Peter Cirignano
Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Peter Cocoziello, Jr.
Advance Realty Group

Dan DeGiovanni
Ferrero USA, Inc.

Tim Dempsey
JM Sorge, Inc.

Brenda Esler
Empower Somerset

Anthony Esposito
New York Life Insurance Company

Wendy Ewen
Unity Bank

Vanda Ferreira
Provident Bank

Troy Fischer #
Bridgewater Commons

Richard Fontana
Fontana Wealth Mgmt of Raymond James

Frank Fricano
Bridgewater Marriott

Carlos Gonzalez
Johnson & Johnson

Paul Grzella
Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board

Jim Hannan

Chrys Harttraft
Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools

Mark Krane #
Warren Township

Walter Lane #
Somerset County Planning Board

Eileen Leahey #

Keith Libou
Delta Dental

Colleen Mahr #
Somerset County Administration

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

Lisa Pupa
Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation

Shanel Y. Robinson #
Somerset County Board of County  Commissioners

Lucy Sandler
House of Blooms

Bob Schaefer
NJ American Water Company

Ed Seliga #
Advanced Solar Products, Inc.

Sara Sooy #
Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

William Taylor
Somerset Savings Bank, SLA

William Wilson #
Duke Farms Foundation

Peg Wright
The Center for Great Expectations

Althea Yancy

Doris Zampella #
E.A. Boniakowski Agency

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