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.
Joseph F. Betley, Capehart Scatchard
Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Education Law shareholder Joseph F. Betley has been named to the firm’s executive committee.
Betley concentrates his practice on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law. He is a member of the National School Boards Association, the New Jersey School Boards Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also an associate counsel for the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.
Capehart Scatchard is a diversified law firm of 86 attorneys with offices in Mount Laurel, Hamilton and Holmdel, Philadelphia and New York City.
Blue Foundry Bank
Blue Foundry Bank created a new kind of team with the hiring of seasoned veterans Tom Woroniecki and Trevor A. Taylor. In their roles as vice presidents/regional market managers, the duo works together to manage branch sales activity in the bank’s areas of operation throughout New Jersey. Additionally, they broadly oversee branch operations, including employee management and development, individual branch marketing efforts and overall community involvement.
“Tom and Trevor are a dynamic pair and their extensive knowledge and expertise have already helped drive our pursuit to think strategically, stay flexible, believe in what’s possible and then get to work making a difference in our communities and in the lives of our customers,” said Liz Miller, executive vice president/chief retail banking officer. “They are an extraordinary and valued addition to Blue Foundry Bank.”
Bringing years of experience from Wells Fargo and TD Bank, Woroniecki manages eight branches throughout Bergen, Essex and Morris counties. Taylor, whose banking experience includes positions at JPMorgan Chase and Affinity Federal Credit Union, is overseeing nine branch locations throughout Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties.
Princeton Area Community Foundation
The Princeton Area Community Foundation has appointed two new members to its board of trustees. Jeanne Besser of Princeton is an author, a former syndicated newspaper columnist, and previously served as a second vice chair, chair of the Nominating Committee and a Grants Committee member of the board of the Partners for Health Foundation. Michelle Everman, of Lawrence is a managing director at the Mercadien Group and principal at Mercadien P.C.
Besser and Everman were appointed to three-year terms on the board of the nonprofit, which awards grants to charitable organizations and helps individuals, families and businesses connect with the causes that matter most to them.
Two board members, Meredith C. Moore and Thomas Weidner, recently completed their terms of service. Moore was a board vice chair and the chair of the Communications Committee; Weidner was chair of the Committee on Trustees. Bernie Flynn will replace Moore as a vice chair, while Nicole Bronzan was appointed as chair of the Communications Committee and Jamie Kyte Sapoch was appointed chair of the Committee on Trustees.
Anthony Saitta, FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting Inc. announced that Anthony Saitta has joined its Real Estate Solutions industry group as a managing director and will lead the Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance practice.
“Anthony’s leadership, experience and expertise in the real estate and real estate finance industries and his business background in advising clients on accounting and tax-related matters related to initial public offerings and other matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission allow him to bring a unique perspective to equity and mortgage REITs and to private equity-sponsored companies in developing and advising on executive compensation strategies,” said Ingrid Noone, a senior managing director in the Real Estate Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “Foundational to FTI Consulting’s Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance practice is our ability to provide value-added critical thinking around business and compensation planning beyond data gathering and industry surveys. Anthony’s diverse background meaningfully strengthens those capabilities.”
With more than 15 years of executive compensation and corporate governance experience, including 11 years in this capacity at FTI Consulting, Saitta rejoins the firm from FPL Associates L.P., where he was a managing director in its New York office.
John Schleer, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, a preeminent family-owned and operated commercial and residential real estate firm, announces that John Schleer has been promoted to director of construction.
Building upon a 13-year career at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, Schleer’s expertise in construction has enabled him to take on roles of increased responsibility and complexity throughout his time with the firm. Directing Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ robust in-house construction team, Schleer will continue to oversee all aspects of construction, including development projects of varying size and scope, ranging from tenant buildouts to capital improvements and ground-up development. He will also be responsible for coordinating with project engineers and working closely with the leasing department.
“For over a decade, John has demonstrated a proven track record of success, ensuring that each of our development projects have adhered to the highest standards of quality and innovation from beginning to end,” said Ryan Sanzari, chief operating officer at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “His leadership and expertise have helped us to not only maintain our current portfolio, but have allowed us to consistently deliver modern projects that enhance the communities in which we work. I congratulate John on this well-deserved promotion, and I am certain he will continue to play an integral role in our organization’s success moving forward.”
TD Bank announced several key changes to its Consumer Products leadership team. Matt Boss, previously head of Credit Cards and Unsecured Lending at TD, has been named head of Consumer Products, overseeing the bank’s consumer product portfolios. This includes Credit Cards and Unsecured Lending; Checking, Deposit, and Payment Products; Residential Lending; and the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act efforts. In this role, Boss will prioritize enriching the customer experience, incorporating new technology, and driving growth across each of the consumer product portfolios.
“Customers are the core of our business — and Matt is tenacious when it comes to delivering on the customer experience,” said Greg Braca, CEO and president, TD Bank. “His expertise in deepening the value of our products, improving capabilities and modernizing operations makes him incredibly well-suited for this role. We’re eager to put Matt’s talent to good use as we continue to evolve and grow our consumer businesses.”
Following Boss’s promotion, Jason Thacker, previously head of Consumer Deposit and Payment Products at TD, will succeed Boss as head of CCUL. With this change, Lindsay Sacknoff will replace Thacker as head of CDPP.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer shareholder Angela M. Scafuri was installed as the president of the Morris County Bar Foundation at the Morris County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. Scafuri serves as first vice president of the Morris County Bar Association and previously served as its treasurer and trustee.
At Wilentz, Scafuri focuses her practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and post-judgment litigation. Scafuri serves as a court appointed mediator for both family and civil matters, and is a trained Collaborative Law Attorney.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer also announced it welcomed Jo Ann Gambale as counsel in the firm’s Trusts & Estates team. Gambale concentrates her practice in the planning and administration of estates and trusts, tax planning, fiduciary accounting and in tax controversy and litigation.
Taft Communications announced its newest staff additions, Blair Hunter-Grant as senior communications manager and Jenna DeMato as account coordinator.
Hunter-Grant, of Montclair, joined Taft with more than 10 years of experience in communications and media production, and will spend part of her time in Taft’s Newark office. She will manage public relations activities, including developing communications strategies, budgets and client relationships on various accounts. DeMato, a resident of North Brunswick, joins the firm after earning a bachelor’s degree in communication from Rutgers University. She provides support for multiple client teams with media relations, event, social/digital media and project management.