CSG’s Toft named to executive committee of state chamber

Dennis Toft, a member at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, has been named to the executive committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Toft, chair of CSG’s environmental group, will take the lead on environmental issues for the state chamber, monitoring and providing guidance on environmental issues affecting businesses in New Jersey. He will continue to serve on the chamber’s board of directors, which he joined in January 2015.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the chamber’s executive committee,” he said. “I look forward to leveraging my nearly 40 years of practice in environmental law for the benefit of New Jersey, its businesses and its people.”

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization that actively supports legislation, regulation and initiatives that will lead to economic growth, job creation and prosperity throughout the state.

Toft is one of 15 members on the executive committee, which is led by Chairman Bob Doherty (Bank of America), First Vice Chair Linda Bowden (PNC Bank) and Second Vice Chair Jim Fakult (JCP&L). Other officers include Treasurer Walter Brasch (Whitman Business Advisors), Secretary Gil Medina (CBRE) and Immediate Past Chair Amy Mansue (RWJBH).

Other members include Gary Dahms (T&M Associates), Mark Daniele (McCarter & English), Bill Hagaman (Withum), Chris Lepre (Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey), Jack Miller (Solix), Marjorie Perry (MZM Construction), Steven Rose (Passaic County Community College) and Ted Zangari (Sills Cummis & Gross).

Toft serves in numerous leadership capacities across the state — including as fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers and American Bar Foundation; chair of the New Jersey Brownfields and Contaminated Site Remediation Task Force; member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s board of trustees; board member with the Nature Conservancy’s New Jersey Chapter; and board member with NAOIP’s New Jersey chapter.

Toft earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was elected to Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.