Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.
Sylvia Rapoport, Certified Financial Marketing Professional
Sylvia Rapoport, vice president and marketing manager, Amboy Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional certification from the American Bankers Association.
“We are proud of her earning the CFMP certification, which reflects her experience and depth of bank marketing knowledge,” said Greg Scharpf, executive vice president and chief retail banking officer.
The CFMP certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. To qualify for the CFMP certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the financial services marketing profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CFMP exam covers many areas, including financial principles, laws and regulations, market research, characteristics of marketing plans, and marketing components.
Rapoport, who joined Amboy Bank in 2007, has over 15 years of business marketing experience. In her role as vice president, marketing manager, she manages the bank’s in-house agency and is responsible for advertising, public relations, communications and the bank’s marketing research programs.
Dr. Stephen Soloway, President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition
Longtime Vineland physician Dr. Stephen Soloway has been appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition by President Donald Trump. Dr. Soloway is the only practicing physician appointed to the 23-member council. He was sworn in on May 29 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
“I’m thrilled to have been appointed to serve the president of the United States,” said Soloway. “It is a great honor, and I will approach this with the same enthusiasm and determination that I bring to my medical practice and my personal fitness. I have been able to help thousands of my patients improve their quality of life and I look forward to helping our nation become more focused on health and fitness, especially the children.”
The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Since 1956, the Council has created and promoted programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to be active and eat healthy.
Soloway has been a member of the Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland Medical Staff since 1993, the same year he opened his private practice in Vineland. He is a board-certified rheumatologist.
David Sumner, EisnerAmper
EisnerAmper LLP announced that David Sumner has joined the firm as a director in the Financial Advisory Services Group. He will specialize in forensic investigations, third-party compliance and risk assessments, claims management and design of internal investigation processes.
Sumner, who holds the CPA and CFF designations, has more than 20 years of auditing, forensic accounting, financial reporting, and internal control design and implementation experience. He has a comprehensive background working with compliance stakeholders to conduct corporate investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery, misconduct, corruption and theft, in addition to evaluating and developing compliance programs. His experience extends to serving clients in the life science, pharmaceutical, health care, manufacturing, nonprofit and retail sectors.
Sumner — a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association — is a frequent author and speaker on various forensic accounting topics. He will be based at EisnerAmper’s Philadelphia office.
Mei-Mei Tuan, Clara Maass Medical Center
Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville announced the appointment of Mei-Mei Tuan of Montclair to its board of trustees. Tuan, whose term officially began May 17, is the first woman to be appointed to the Clara Maass Medical Center board.
“Mei-Mei has the perfect blend of talent to add to our board of trustees, and we are excited to welcome her aboard,” said Robert Gaccione, chairman of the Clara Maass Medical Center board. Gaccione is also senior partner and founder of Gaccione and Pomaco located in Belleville.
“Mei-Mei brings valuable expertise, perspective and knowledge to the board room” said Mary Ellen Clyne, CEO and president of Clara Maass Medical Center. “It is women like Mei-Mei that are helping to change the world, one board at a time, and I look forward to her insight and leadership.”
Tuan is co-founder and managing partner of Notch Partners LLC, a leading provider of human capital services for institutional leveraged buyout funds.
Russell J. Verducci, NAI James E. Hanson
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full service commercial real estate firm, has announced the promotion of Russell J. Verducci to vice president. Verducci specializes in industrial transactions in the northern New Jersey marketplace with a focus on logistics, site selection and cold storage.
Verducci joined NAI Hanson in 2005 and has had contributed significantly to the firm’s success since that time. Over the past year alone, Verducci has brokered several newsworthy leases, including three industrial leases of 130,963 square feet, 95,643 square feet and 45,408 square feet at 629 Grove St. in Jersey City, a 119,268-square-foot industrial sublease in Newark, a total of 82,472 square feet in lease renewals in Union and, most recently, the lease of 25,190 square feet of industrial space in the Meadowlands, in Carlstadt.
Additionally, Verducci has become one of the most trusted brokers in the refrigerated warehousing sector. Verducci’s knowledge and expertise in this asset class are regularly tapped by food users and building owners, including HelloFresh, Farmland Dairies and W.B. Law Coffee, among many others, to provide solutions to their real estate needs in the market.
“Russ’ results speak for themselves, as he has quickly become one of the state’s most trusted commercial real estate brokers by dozens of high-profile companies. Russ has an exceptional aptitude for developing relationships with his clients and leveraging his wide-ranging experience and knowledge on their behalf in every real estate transaction,” said William C. Hanson, president of NAI James E. Hanson. “This much-deserved promotion speaks to Russ’ continued excellence and success and the important long-term role he will play on the NAI James E. Hanson team.”
Kevin Gallagher, Cross River
Cross River, a Fort Lee-based leader in the emerging fintech industry, has hired Kevin Gallagher, an accomplished small business lending specialist, to head its Small Business Administration loan division.
Gallagher joins Cross River from Empire State CDC: The 504 Company, where he led business development efforts around various SBA loan products and community lending products. Prior to that, he served as national sales director for SBA-related programs at Customers Bank and Citibank.
“We welcome having Kevin joining Cross River because of his extensive experience with SBA work, and his impressive track record in building SBA teams at other financial institutions,” said Shimon Eisikowicz, chief lending officer at Cross River. “Our goal is to turn our SBA program into a lending platform with a national profile, and we’re glad to have Kevin’s leadership and expertise to help us reach that goal.”
John M. Loalbo, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP announced the arrival of experienced probate litigation lawyer John M. Loalbo as partner in its Madison office.
Loalbo joins Windels Marx from Riker Danzig, where he was partner, counseling clients in a wide range of industries in matters involving tax, trusts and estate planning. With over 30 years of experience, many of Loalbo’s accomplishments highlight probate litigation, a specialized and growing area of law that will complement the full-service firm.
“John offers a unique skill set with more than three decades of experience in tax, trusts and estates and litigation,” said Windels Marx Managing Partner Robert J. Luddy. “This combination of extensive litigation experience with tax, trusts and estates knowledge is invaluable to achieving a client’s objectives, whether in probate litigation or estate planning.”
Loalbo’s probate litigation experience also informs the estate planning choices offered at the law firm. His experience allows him to anticipate commonly litigated issues and recommend estate plan features to reduce the likelihood of plans ending in the litigation phase.