On December 13 at CCSNJ's Annual Meeting & Holiday Party, Chamber leadership thanked retiring members of the Board of Directors, and elected and re-elected members of the Board. Outgoing Chairman of the Board, George Sowa (left), CEO of Greater Trenton, was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the organization over the last two years, along with Vice Chairs Dan Love, Radwell International, and Tami Bogutz Steinberg, Flaster/Greenberg, PC. Joseph W. Devine, President, New Jersey Division of Jefferson, was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board along with the Board Officers and Members detailed below.

Chairman of the Board
Joseph W. Devine
President, New Jersey Division,  Jefferson Health

Vice Chairman
Ronald M. Masciantonio
Senior Vice President & General Counsel,  Five Below, Inc.

Vice Chairwoman, Finance and Treasurer
Kimberly A. Brandley, CPA
Partner,  Cohn Reznick, LLP

Vice Chairwoman, Membership
Dr. Susan Lehrman
Dean, Rohrer College of Business,  Rowan University

Vice Chairwoman, 
Special Events & Marketing
Robin A. Walton
Vice President, Community & Government Affairs, 
Thomas Edison State University

Vice Chairman, Government Action 
Francis X. Manning, Esq.
Partner in Charge-New Jersey Office,  
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Joseph Forline
Vice President, Gas Operations,  PSE&G

  Elected to a three-year term 
(January 2019 through December 2021)
Damien M. Ghee
Senior Vice President, Team Leader
TD Bank

Marjorie Shreiber Roshkoff
Vice President, In-House Counsel
J&J Snack Foods

Roslyn Hardwick
Senior Director of Human Resources
L-3 Technologies

Justin R. Ackerman
Senior Vice President
Conner Strong & Buckelew

Kate Gibbs
New Business Development
Engineers Local Employer Cooperative 825

Anthony Mongeluzo
President, PCS

John Rodgers
Director, Legislative Affairs
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group

Blenda Riddick
Director, Corporate & Government Affairs United Airlines

Re-elected for a three-year term
 (January 2019 through 
December 2021)
Jeffrey Brown
Vice Chairman and President
NFI Industries

David Robbins, Jr.
President,  SJI Utilities

Manuel Farinas, CPA
LASSONDE Pappas & Company

Michael Schwab
Vice President
Holman Automotive

Brandon Ford
Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Kevin D. Sheehan, Esq.
Shareholder, Parker McCay  

Elected to fill an unexpired 
term ending December 2019
Dennis W. Pullin
President & CEO,  Virtua

Curt Allen
Vice President & CFO
Subaru of America, Inc.

Paul J. Swider
Regional Advertising Manager
Inquirer Solutions Group

Denise V. Monahan
Administrative Vice President
M&T Bank
Elected to fill an unexpired 
term ending December 2020
Susan Coan
Region Vice President
Atlantic City Electric

Vincent D'Alessandro
President, Southern Region
OceanFirst Bank

Dan Love
Senior Vice President
Business Development
Radwell International, Inc.

Tami Bogutz Steinberg, Esq.
Partner, Flaster Greenberg, PC

Al Campanella

Rob Curley
TD Bank

Harry Fronjian
J&J Snack Foods
Phoebe Haddon
Rutgers University - Camden

John Tierney
L-3 Technologies

Jack Tarditi
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Harnessing the Power of Data 
with Analytics and IBP

In today's competitive market, business success and innovation are fueled by data. Organizations are harnessing the power of advanced analytics to stoke productivity, boost efficiencies, parse customer preferences, and keep pace with market evolutions. What's more, data can help business leaders make more informed decisions that can unlock real value.

Most business executives view data analytics as a largely technological discipline that is supported by a collection of data-specific processes. That's understandable, given the technically complex solutions, algorithms, and data-governance capabilities necessary for analytics. But an effective analytics program rethinks the traditional organizational mind-set to create a "data culture" in which day-to-day decision-making is based on data.
In other words, your people-from top to bottom-are critical to building and sustaining a data-driven culture. C-suite officers should champion the use of data across the organization. In fact, the most successful programs have senior management involvement in data analytics. Leaders should champion the criticality of analytics across business units to encourage the use of data for decision-making.

To get there, organizations will need to ensure that data is accessible to all relevant employees at all levels. Similarly, departmental silos of data and analytics tools should be dissolved. And an up-to-date data governance program is critical to providing accurate, clean data for analysis. All this will require continual employee awareness and training, as well as a robust change-management program.

What's typically not needed is homegrown or custom solutions. Too often, organizations try to reinvent the wheel when adopting analytics. That's often unnecessary because specialized vendors help a company select the right external analytics solutions, and connect them to processes and the third parties best positioned to help deliver on the promises of data.

CohnReznick's data strategy addresses the cultural and collaborative imperatives of data analytics by combining three interlocking pillars: A value-based architecture that aligns data with overall business objectives, an information-centric architecture that aggregates and stores contextualized data in a central repository, and data-governance processes that foster employee accountability.

We can help you implement proactive data analytics and IBP solutions, as well as refine your change-management program to help ensure that the technologies are well understood and adopted by users. Organizations that remove silos and foster a data-driven culture will be positioned to achieve strategic and operational efficiencies, quickly adapt to marketplace changes, and achieve competitive differentiation.

For more information, read our full alert about using data for more accurate and effective business planning here.

Environment Committee
On December 4, CCSNJ held its last Environment Committee meeting of the year featuring Richelle B. Wormley, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Division of Compliance & Enforcement, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection. Wormley discussed the latest news, developments and programs of the NJDEP.

Multi-Generational Workforce Workshop
On December 7, CCSNJ members attended a  Multi-Generational Workforce  workshop examining generational differences in the workplace. Panelists discussed the rapidly changing professional landscape and how leaders can harmonize their office environments among Millennials, Gen X-ers, Gen Y-ers and Baby Boomers.

Emerging Leaders Network
On December 10, Bill Golderer, CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, addressed the Chamber's Emerging Leaders Network about the importance of giving back to the community.

Meet the Policymakers featuring 
NJ State Senate President 
Stephen M. Sweeney
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel


Robert Monaco
Business Development Director
Garden State Incentives Group

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CCSNJ is excited to announce that we are moving January 4th to a modern office space that is more reflective of current trends in the business world.

Our new headquarters will be adjacent to the Voorhees Town Center at 220 Laurel Road and is designed to encourage collaboration with an open floor plan, high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and upgraded technology. We look forward to welcoming members to our new home at an open house event in Spring 2019.

Please update your records to reflect our new address in the New Year: 220 Laurel Road, Suite 203, Voorhees, NJ 08043.
Ed Hutchinson Honored with Inaugural YMCA Award
Ed Hutchinson, President of Hutchinson, was recognized as the "Inaugural Honoree" for his outstanding service to the YMCA and the South Jersey community at the Mt. Laurel YMCA's recent Wine and Food Classic.
For over two decades, Hutchinson volunteered his time and expertise to benefit the YMCA. He served as Board Chairman and was a member of the Board of Governors and various committees for several years, where he helped to raise awareness about the Y's mission.
State of New Jersey Launches Tax Amnesty Program
Tax Amnesty Program Runs Until 1/15/19
The New Jersey Division of Taxation has announced the official launch of the 2018 Tax Amnesty program to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest.
The New Jersey Tax Amnesty program runs from November 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019.
Signed into law in July 2018 , the Tax Amnesty program applies to outstanding tax filings or payments that are due on or after February 1, 2009 and prior to September 1, 2017. Benefits to Tax Amnesty include waived penalties such as late filing and late payment, and one-half of the balance of interest due as of November 1, 2018.

Plotnick & Ellis Law Firm to Join Flaster Greenberg Effective 01/01/19
Flaster Greenberg PC is pleased to announce that the attorneys and staff of Plotnick & Ellis PC, an estate planning boutique law firm, will join the firm effective January 1, 2019. In total, all 13 members of Plotnick & Ellis, including a seasoned team of six attorneys, two paralegals, and five administrative staff members, will combine with Flaster Greenberg, adding a Jenkintown, PA, office location where Plotnick & Ellis is currently based. Plans for a new office in Conshohocken, PA, in the Spring of 2019 are currently in the works. Discussions between the two firms began earlier this year. 

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