Staff & Board

Staff

President & CEO
Maria Nieves

Manager of Membership
Otis Washington

Membership Records Administrator
Melissa Rosario


Board of Directors

Chair
Philip F. McGovern Jr., Esq.
Managing Partner
Connell Foley, LLP

Treasurer
Gary Williams
Vice President
University of Phoenix-New Jersey

Secretary
Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
President
New Jersey City University

First Vice Chair
Ilene Jablonski
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Vice Chair
Anthony Cammarata Jr.
Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Vice Chair
Gregory Dell’Aquila
Owner
Mission50

Vice Chair
Thomas J. Stanton III
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Immediate Past Chair
Daryl Harrison-Rand
President & CEO
HarrisonRand Advertising

Member
Jennifer A. Adams
Director, Public Affairs
Fidelity Investments

Member
Sharon Ambis
Director of Marketing
Jersey City Medical Center - RWJBarnabas Health

Member
Rudy Atkinson
VP & District Mgr. Hudson Market
Wells Fargo

Member
George Beyjoun
Vice President, Commercial Lending
TD Bank
Member
James Burns
Partner
Genova Burns Attorneys-at-Law

Member
Thomas Coughlin
President, COO and CEO
BCB Community Bank

Member
Michael DeCotiis
Managing Partner
Decotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP

Member
James Driscoll
Senior Vice President, Development
LCOR

Member
Emory Edwards
Director or Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
Saint Peter's University

Member
Caren Freyer DeSouza
Regional Public Affairs Manager
PSE&G

Member
Glen E. Gabert, Ph.D.
President
Hudson County Community College

Member
George Garcia
Partner
Connell Foley, LLP

Member
Joan B. Introcaso
President
Holtzmann, Henry Inc.

Member
Nina Johnson
Chief Business Officer
Singularity, LLC

Member
Richard Mackiewicz
Mackiewicz & Associates, LLC
President, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce

Member
Paula A. Nevoso
Vice President
CarePoint Health Foundation
Member
Joan M. Quigley
President & CEO
North Hudson Community Action Corporation

Member
Michelle Richardson
Executive Director
Hudson County Economic Development Corp

Member
James J. Sansevero
Partner, Director of Brand Management
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Member
Joseph F. Scott, FACHE
President & CEO
Jersey City Medical Center - RWJBarnabas Health

Member
Ken Shah
Vice President
Capital One Bank

Member
Paul Silverman
Principal
SILVERMAN

Member
Darryl Spence
City Region Manager & Senior VP
PNC Bank

Member
Josef V. Tuazon, DPT
Owner
A Better Life Physical Therapy

Member
David Unger
Publisher
The Hudson Reporter

Member
Robert Vivo
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager
Provident Bank

Legal Counsel
James Ryan Jr., Esq.
Partner
Bogart, Keane, Ryan LLC

 

Board/Volunteer Committees

  • Executive Committee: The Chamber’s Executive Committee consists of the Chair of the Board, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chairs and other members of the board who are appointed by the Chair of the Board.  The Executive Committee is charged with ensuring effective delegation from the board to the President of the Chamber, recommending policies for Board implementation, and managing planning processes.
  • Government Affairs: Chamber Members interested in public policy issues and coordinating events with public and elected officials are invited to join us at a Government Affairs Committee meeting.  This Committee is charged with revising the Chamber’s advocacy platform on an annual basis and recommending advocacy issues that align with that platform for Chamber action.  Additionally, this committee recommends topical areas for Chamber events and public officials to engage as speakers. The Committee meets every other month. 
  • Hudson County EMERGE - The Young Professionals Community: This committee develops programs and events to engage entrepreneurs and professionals in the 20 – 40 age cohort.  This committee coordinates bi-monthly Hudson County EMERGE business networking and professional development events.  The Committee also leads efforts to engage the business community in community volunteering with the Chamber’s non-profit members. The Committee is open to all Chamber Members and meets on the first Friday of every month.
  • Legends Ball: This committee produces the Chamber’s premiere gala event, the Annual Legends Ball, typically held in December. The committee is also responsible with defining the criteria for candidates to be honored as Legends and for soliciting nominations from the Chamber Membership and recommending honorees. The Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets from Spring to December each year.
  • Annual Business Meeting: This committee produces the Chamber's kick-off event, the Annual Business Meeting, which takes place in January/February each year. This committee recommends key-note speakers for the Chamber's gathering of its membership. The Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets in the fall and winter.
  • PLAY GOWF!: This committee produces the Chamber's premier golf outing at Bayonne Golf Club, which takes place in June. This Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets from January to June.
  • Chamber Ambassadors: This committee comprises Board and Chamber Members and supports the Chamber’s efforts to grow its membership base through formal membership drives and open house events.
  • Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee supports leadership development for the Chamber's Board of Directors and meets annually in the fall to prepare a slate of candidates for service on the board and as officers of the board. The Committee, made up of both Board Members and Chamber Members, is by invitation only.

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