Executive Moves: Advance Realty, EWMA and more

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.

Bill Bumber, Advance Realty Investors

Advance Realty Investors — a leading Northeast U.S. owner, developer and manager of residential, industrial, mixed-use and Class A office properties — announced it has hired Bill Bumber as managing director of industrial development.

A longtime veteran of the New York and New Jersey-area industrial real estate industry, Bumber will oversee the execution of all industrial development projects and the expansion of Advance’s industrial portfolio.

“Bill has long been regarded as being among the most savvy and successful commercial real estate executives in the Northeast, and we are very fortunate to bring him aboard to lead and grow the Advance Industrial platform,” said Peter Cocoziello, founder & CEO of Advance Realty Investors. “While our portfolio has consistently expanded across a variety of product types through the Northeast, we are placing a particular emphasis on our Industrial portfolio in order to cater to the Northeast’s thriving e-commerce, warehousing and logistics market.”


EWMA, one of the leading environmental remediation companies, has recently announced the promotion of three employees to key roles within the firm.

  • Nicholas DiVincent named assistant project manager: DiVincent has been in the environmental field for over five years and with EWMA for three years.
  • Andrew Truman promoted to senior environmental scientist: Truman has been in the environmental industry for eight years and has worked on a variety of projects including superfund sites and beach fill restoration projects with the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as a multitude of industrial remediation sites with T. Slack Environmental.
  • Brianna Tramutolo elevated to environmental scientist I: Tramutolo began as an intern at EWMA and has quickly risen through the ranks to environmental scientist — a promotion that further demonstrates EWMA’s commitment to cultivating internal growth.

EWMA is the premier leader in environmental consultation, with remediation services including in-house LSRP, remediation system design, operation and maintenance, and site characterization and assessment.

Patricia Gray, CMA

CMA, a full-service communications, marketing and association management firm, welcomes Patricia Gray as its web and app project manager. She is responsible for managing web and app projects, including timelines and budgets for CMA and its clients. In addition to the account team, Gray coordinates with developers.

She has more than 12 years of experience in design, social media and digital marketing management. Gray has earned a BFA in graphic design from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

“CMA is excited to welcome Patricia to the team,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, founder and CEO of CMA. “She brings a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and potential to provide outstanding results and services to our clients.”

Scarinci Hollenbeck

Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Lyndhurst office recently welcomed the addition of six talented attorneys to the firm’s Government & Education Law, Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. Four of the attorneys will be supporting the Government & Education Law practice group as part of its ongoing expansion, while the remaining two attorneys will support the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups, respectively. The addition of this class of hires is a part of the Women in Scarinci Hollenbeck Committee’s initiative to foster and promote gender diversity and inclusion within the firm and legal field as a whole.

Supporting the expansion of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Government & Education Law practice group are Samantha L. Blake, Sarah A. Gober, Samantha M. Monteleone and Karen A. Vega-Montenegro. As members of the Government & Education Law practice group, all four attorneys will focus their practice on the representation of school boards, administrators, municipalities and more in numerous Litigation and Labor & Employment matters.

Joining the firm’s Litigation practice group is Jasmine B. Simmons. As a member of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Litigation practice group, Simmons focuses practice on handling various complex litigation matters on behalf of public and private sector clients in both the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York. Sarah E. Tornetta has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. Tornetta handles a variety of Labor & Employment law matters, including but not limited to, contract negotiations, administration of labor agreements, employment discrimination matters, and much more.

Jason Bier, ALC

ALC, a recognized leader in data and identity solutions for marketers, announced that Jason Bier will join the company as general counsel & chief privacy officer. Bier comes to ALC with over a decade of experience at the intersection of advertising and industry, with a specialty in organizations that grow rapidly through the introduction of cutting-edge digital marketing services and technology.

Bier will be responsible for ALC’s global legal representation in all matters, including data privacy, as the company continues to expand its data solutions. Bier will represent ALC in all external industry trade relations and legislative and privacy matters relating to the digital media industry domestically and abroad.

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Jefferson Health

Three Jefferson Health nurses were recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, as part of the National DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize nurses who go “above and beyond” every day.

Jefferson Health’s New Jersey DAISY Award winners are:

  • Judith Harrison of Sewell: SDS/GI/Endo, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital;
  • Ann Riedinger of Blackwood: Behavioral Health, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital;
  • Jennifer Roach of Berlin: ACE Unit, Jefferson Stratford Hospital

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Rachel Nudel, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C.

The law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced that Rachel Nudel has joined the firm as a partner in its Insurance and Litigation practices and will concentrate on the defense of individuals and corporations in general liability matters.

“Rachel Nudel is a tremendous addition to the Lindabury family,” said David Pierce, president of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C. “She is a zealous, successful litigator with a proven track record, who keeps in line with our clients’ goals.”

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Jeff Ray, Arch Insurance

Arch Insurance announced that Jeff Ray has joined the company as senior vice president for accident & health. Ray brings over 35 years of experience establishing and leading accident & health businesses and will report to Linda Fallon, executive vice president of Arch’s travel & accident business unit.

“We are excited to add Jeff to our team as we look to further grow our accident & health business,” Fallon said. “His industry expertise and proven track record in business development, distribution and management will help to broaden our position in the marketplace.”

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John Reid, McCann Health New Jersey

McCann Health has named John Reid as executive vice president and chief creative officer for McCann Health New Jersey. He joins from Razorfish Health, where he was EVP and chief creative officer, and he previously held senior creative roles as chief creative officer at Deep Focus and EVP and chief creative officer at Wunderman. At McCann Health, he will also serve as a member of the award-winning network’s global Creative Leadership Council.

“Rather famous in our field, John has spent his career building great teams, growing business and crafting award-winning work for clients, and I am beyond thrilled to have him on my senior leadership team,” said Marcia Goddard, president of McCann Health New Jersey. “John’s passion for blending storytelling, advertising and technology into a seamless experience has led to pushing boundaries in marketing. I look forward to him bringing that to his work on behalf of our clients.”

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Vanessa Strain, National Retail Solutions

National Retail Solutions, operator of a leading point-of-sale network for independent retailers, announced the promotion of Vanessa Strain to vice president of data sales.

“Our nationwide network of terminals operated by independent retailers around the country generates rich data flows for insight in the dynamic independent retailer market. Vanessa has proven an invaluable leader to NRS as we continue to drive data-set based value to consumer package goods clients and safeguard the personal data of customers,” said Eli Korn, chief operating officer of NRS.

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