"We're tremendously fortunate to have attracted several dynamic business and community leaders to the Crossroads board, each bringing a unique blend of passion, energy and expertise," said Patrick Murray, president of the Crossroads board of trustees. "As a leader in the revitalization of one of New Jersey's oldest cities, Chris Paladino understands the power of community. He's already partnered with us on our heritage signage programming, and his counsel will be invaluable as we work to build similar partnerships across the state."
Consistently ranked among the state's top business leaders, Paladino has initiated and managed urban redevelopment and community revitalization projects valued in excess of $1.5 billion. A resident of Montgomery, he was formerly deputy director of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor James Florio.
"Vital communities draw on the strength of their heritage and the diversity of the people who live there today," said Paladino. "New Jersey can tell the Revolutionary story in a way no other state can, which creates enormous opportunities to build local pride and drive economic growth. I'm proud to work with Crossroads as we draw on that potential."
Paladino is one of four new trustees elected to the Crossroads board. The others include Kathleen Ellis, executive vice president and chief operating officer of New Jersey Natural Gas, John Hardiman, public affairs director at NJM Insurance; John S. O'Donnell, vice president at Wells Fargo Advisors; and Christopher Paladino, president of New Brunswick Development Corporation.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 2006, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey. Working with Morristown National Historical Park and partners throughout the state, Crossroads connects the people and places of New Jersey's rich Revolutionary heritage to inspire community pride, stewardship and civic engagement. For more information, visit Crossroads' web site at