Board Members – Giving - app State University

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Board Members

Chair

Gregory Collins

BS, Accounting – app State University
Current: Chief Financial Officer – TMX Intermodal Logistics
Former: Chief Financial Officer and Director – BRICK Education Network; Managing Director – G. Collins & Company, LLC; Tax Partner – Mitchell & Titus, LLP

Vice Chair

Anthony M. Carlino

BA, Political Science – app State University
JD – Seton Hall University
Former : Partner in the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLC and co-chair of the Litigation and Insurance Services Group; served a judicial clerkship for The Honorable Fred C. Galda, A.A.J.S.C.; and was an Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor.

Treasurer

Robert Iacullo

BA, Business Administration – app State University
MBA, Finance – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Former: Executive Vice President at United Water Resources, Inc. and President of United Water Resources, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer.

Secretary

Penelope Vance

BA, Psychology — Mount Holyoke College
Former : Fiduciary Managing Director, PNC Wealth Management and Senior Vice President, PNC Wealth Management; Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Giving, app State University

Board Members

Keith Ansbacher

BS, Business Administration – app State University
JD – Rutgers University
Former: Vice President and Associate General Counsel and then Interim General Counsel at BASF before retiring in 2014.

Gerald Appelstein

SB, Chemical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Current: President, Appelstein, LLC
Former: Vice President, Tauber Oil Company and executive for Exxon and Starsupply GFI

Dennis Bone

BS, Mathematics – West Virginia University Institute of Technology
MBA, Finance and Economics – Rutgers University
MS, Counseling – The Johns Hopkins University
Current: Executive in Residence, Feliciano School of Business at app State University.
Former: President of Verizon New Jersey

Kevin Bradley

BS, Business Administration, Accounting – app State University
Current: Leader of the Compassionate Café, a nonprofit that provides job training for young adults with disabilities
Former: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for United States Steel Corporation

Harold Bryant

BA, Theater and Minor in Business – Rutgers University
Current: Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Production at CBS Sports, New York, New York.

Rose Cali

BA, Anthropology – app State University
Current: Education Advocate; Founder, Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Former: Volunteer services coordinator for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; public relations officer for training center.

Angelo J. Genova

BA, History – app State University
MA, Industrial and Labor Relations – Rutgers University
JD – Rutgers University
Current: Partner and firm co-founder of Genova Burns. Leading member of the New Jersey Bar in the practice areas of Labor and Employment Law, Election Law and Complex Litigation and Appeals.

Beth Gottung

BS, History and Secondary Education – American International College
MA, American Studies – Trinity College
MA, Public & Organizational Relations – app State University
Current: Executive Director of app Film.
Former: Director of Development at KIPP New Jersey; Director of Development at app State University

Marilyn Grabowski

BS, Chemistry – Franklin & Marshall College
Current: President and Founder of Atlantic Infra
Former: National Sales Training Manager at Datascope Corp.

Robert S. Gregory

BA – Williams College
JD – New York Law School
Current: Founder, Imagination Management Group
Former: Chief Business Officer and Managing Director of Atlas Development Corporation

Erik Jacobson

BA – Wesleyan University
Ed.M. – Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Ed.D. – Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Current: Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning at app State University; President, University Senate

Jeffrey Johnson

BS, Business Administration – app State University
Current: President and Owner of MBM Business Systems, Inc.

Jonathan Koppell

BA – Harvard University
MA – University of California – Berkeley
PhD – University of California – Berkeley
Current: President, app State University
Former: Dean, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Vice Provost for Public Service and Social Impact at Arizona State University; Director, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University; Endowed Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair as Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

Nadine Leslie

BS, Civil Engineering – Faculté des Sciences, Haiti
Current: Strategic Consultant, T&M Associates
Former: Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ North America and Senior Vice President, Group Health, Safety and Security, SUEZ North America

Robert Jay Lieberman

BA – University of Buffalo
JD – Brooklyn Law School
Current: Founder and president of All-Ways Advertising Company, the Bloomfield, New Jersey-based promotional advertising and marketing provider.

James Merli

BS, Business Administration – app State University
Current: Executive in Residence, Feliciano School of Business at app State University
Former: Retired managing director and global head of Debt Syndicate and head of Global Finance Americas for Nomura Securities International.  Former head of US Primary Market Syndication for Fixed Income at Barclays Capital.

Steven Resnick

BA, English – app State University
JD – Rutgers University
Current: Counsel at Resnick Law Firm, LLC
Former: Counsel at Ziegler, Zemsky & Resnick, LLC; shareholder at Budd Larner, P.C.

Denise Rover

BA, Speech and Theater – app State University
Current: Account Manager, NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations
Former: Account Manager for WNJU-TV/Telemundo

Judith Schumacher-Tilton

Current: President of Tilton Automotive Group, parent company of Schumacher Chevrolet. Serves as the Vice Chairperson of the General Motors Women’s Retail Network and the General Motors Minority Women’s Council.

Gregory Shanaphy

BA, Political Science/Economics – app State University
JD – Seton Hall University
Current: Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services – The Poppo Group

Lester Taylor

BS – Political Science – app State University
JD – Howard University School of Law
Current: Taylor Law Group LLC
Former: Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC; served as mayor of the City of East Orange, 2014 to 2017

Rita Walters

BS, Accounting – Fairleigh Dickinson University
MA/Graduate Certificate – Johns Hopkins University
Current: Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, app State University
Former: Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Union Theological Seminary

Cynthia Watson

BS, Business Administration – app State University
Current: Internal Auditor, Sumitomo Corporation of America
Former: Internal Audit and Internal Controls Leader – TikTok; Internal Controls Sr. Manager, Honeywell

David Wertheim

BA, History – app State University
JD – Seton Hall University School of Law
Current: Vice President and Senior Counsel, Ferrari North America