THIS MONTH’S cover story salutes today’s heroes—first responders, veterans, diversity champions and sports stars, showcasing George Martin, co-captain of the 1986 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants; Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jack Jacobs; the late General Norman H. Schwarzkopf, Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command during Operation Desert Shield/Storm (the first Gulf War); and New Jersey police and firefighters.
In honor of February being Black History Month, we also feature the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State; Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.; former New York Giants All-Pro defensive end Justin Tuck; and baseball legend Hank Aaron.
Just as these heroes play a vital role in leading the way forward, CIANJ’s leadership role as the voice of the New Jersey business community is also important. Vital in this regard are the executives on our board of directors, and the following new CIANJ board members were elected at the 2018 Annual Luncheon:
John J. Anderson, vice president for external affairs for Jersey Central Power & Light, leads a team that liaisons with municipal governments; key commercial and industrial customers; and civic organizations. His team also provides support for community involvement activities.
Dale A. Creamer; as executive vice president of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., he establishes policies and processes; oversees all equipment purchases and maintenance; reviews all field operations; and reviews bids. He started with the firm in 1986, and currently serves on the board of Holy Name Medical Center
Christine M. Cormier, regional sales director of United Airlines, manages a team of sales professionals who are tasked with acquiring new business and retaining business from a portfolio of accounts. She is United’s primary representative for corporate, agency and civic activities within the New York region.
Richard J. Helldobler is the eighth president of William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, one of the state’s largest public universities with more than 10,000 students. He assumed the presidency on July 1, 2018. He has 30 years of higher education experience.
Thomas J. Herten, Esq., shareholder, executive vice president and director at the Archer law firm, concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, Chancery Practice, land use and transactional law—including commercial and residential real estate
Jason Kroll, vice president and chief strategy officer for New Jersey City University, works with the president and the board of trustees to identify, develop, lead and manage strategic initiatives. He oversees Athletics, Auxiliary Services, Development & Alumni Affairs, the Center for the Arts, Government & Community Relations and Marketing & Communications.
John Manna joined PNC Wealth Management in 2013 as senior vice president and wealth director for the Millburn, New Jersey Team. In 2017, he was promoted to wealth managing director for the NJ/NY market.
Randy Minniear, executive vice President of external affairs for CarePoint Health, has direct oversight of all governmental, community relation and communications operations, in addition to his role on the executive team, which maintains authority over all company operations.
Peter Webster, resident managing director of Aon NJ, oversees the Risk, Health & Benefits and Marketing divisions of Aon’s Morristown and Somerset offices. He is responsible for leveraging Risk, Health & Benefits, Aon Hewitt, Univers and Benfield as an Aon One Voice total solution, driving growth and talent engagement for both internal and external clients.
CIANJ Board of Directors Member Dax Strohmeyer, president of Triangle Manufacturing Company, was appointed to serve as an At Large Member on CIANJ’s Executive Committee. He was a board member prior to this promotion.
Leadership matters, and we are grateful to have these business leaders as members of our board or directors.