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.
Ginger Gold Schnitzer, Saint Peter’s University
Saint Peter’s University announced that Ginger Gold Schnitzer, executive director for the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s, has been appointed to serve as the director of the master’s program in public administration at the university, which will now be run in conjunction with the Institute.
“In her short time with Saint Peter’s, Ginger has been a dynamo, exceeding our expectations for the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, president of Saint Peter’s University. “We believe this partnership between the Guarini Institute and the MPA program, under Ginger’s leadership, will provide great synergy to help us reach our goals for both areas.”
The Master of Public Administration program was designed for professionals who work in or seek high-impact careers in government, nonprofit organizations, international institutions and private sector businesses that are dedicated to the public good. Graduates of the 36-credit program will be prepared to analyze data, design new initiatives and programs, develop budgets, manage teams and lead complex organizations.
Jody Herkloz, Ocean County ELC
Jody Herkloz, Point Pleasant, founding member and chief operating officer of the consulting firm NorthStar Strategies, Trenton, has been named the chairwoman of the Ocean County ELC, or Employers Legislative Committee, following the three-year Ocean County ELC term of Mary Pat Angelini, a former assemblywoman and CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group. As chairwoman of the Ocean ELC, Herkloz will find key speakers and run monthly meetings.
Herkloz supervises the day-to-day operations of NorthStar, including meeting with clients, and acts as a community liaison for the firm. Before founding NorthStar, Herkloz created and is still the president of JLH Management Enterprises, Point Pleasant, which conducts political campaigns, does fundraising for nonprofit clients and manages events.
Herkloz said: “I am honored by this appointment and excited by this amazing opportunity to work with business owners from throughout Ocean County. The ELC plays a critical role putting business owners face-to-face with key decision-makers and providing a forum to advocate for key issues and priorities.”
Lou Sigillo, Cenlar FSB
Cenlar FSB, the nation’s leading mortgage loan subservicer, announced that Lou Sigillo has joined the company as senior vice president of contact centers.
“Lou is an award-winning and driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in every facet of call-center operations,” said Kimberly Gibson, executive vice president, borrower operations and Executive Committee member for Cenlar. “Over this time, he has demonstrated passion and commitment to the customer experience. He is a strong advocate for the customer and, at the same time, is adept at driving efficiencies across the business.”
Prior to Cenlar, Sigillo was a senior vice president of client engagement for Alorica, one of the largest global outsourcing companies in the world.
Morgan Toriello, Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss is pleased to announce Morgan Toriello of Westfield has joined the board of trustees at Imagine in Mountainside, where she has served on the Development Committee for years and has been a Circle of Hope member since 2019.
Toriello is an executive recruiter at Windham Management Group, a boutique placement firm focused on mechanical engineering. She graduated with honors from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in communications and, before taking a hiatus to raise her three children, was in product development for major brands such as Levi’s and UGG, focused on design and supply chain.
Toriello founded the charitable fundraising organization, the Garden Gives, which hosts events to provide donations to Imagine as well as local community organizations such as the Westfield United Fund. Additionally, she has volunteered her time serving on the board of the Presbyterian Nursery School & Kindergarten as a Parent Teacher Organization representative.
Clinical Genomics, a provider of cancer diagnostic solutions, including liquid biopsy tests for screening and recurrence monitoring of colorectal cancer, announced key appointments to its executive team: Michael W. Paris, chief operating officer; Dr. Zivjena Vucetic, senior vice president – medical; and Edward L. Rosen, chief strategy and commercial officer.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike, Zivjena and Ed to the Clinical Genomics team. Each brings unique skills and valuable expertise that will help us to advance our transformative portfolio of blood tests that address unmet medical needs in the colorectal cancer screening and recurrence monitoring markets,” CEO Betsy Hanna stated. “Collectively, they bring a wealth of experience in the development of FDA-regulated products; manufacturing and supply chain operations; clinical trials and medical affairs; health economics and reimbursement; new product commercialization; and business development.”
Gordie Nye, Angel Medical Systems
Angel Medical Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordie Nye as its new CEO. Nye succeeds the company’s founder, David Fischell, who will become the chairman of the board and trusted adviser to the management team.
Angel Medical Systems has developed the AngelMed Guardian, the first implantable, patient alerting system designed to warn patients to seek medical attention for Acute Coronary Syndrome, including heart attacks. Delays in treatment contribute to the high level of mortality and morbidity from heart attacks.
Justin Scheid, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Region II, New York and New Jersey, is pleased to announce Justin Scheid as the new field office director for New Jersey. Scheid will oversee HUD operations in the entire state.
“I am thrilled to announce that Justin Scheid will be leading the HUD office in New Jersey. Having been at HUD for many years and being a South Jersey native himself, Justin brings to the position a wealth of knowledge of HUD programs, an existing rapport with countless elected officials and deep understanding of the challenges in the Garden State,” said Lynne Patton, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “Please join me in welcoming Justin to New Jersey’s housing community.”
Judah Skoff, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Judah Skoff has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. Skoff concentrates his practice in complex civil and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on business disputes such as contract claims, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and other insolvency litigation, business divorces, partnership disputes, real estate litigation and construction litigation.
Skoff has represented a broad range of clients, including joint venturers, startups, partners, banks, large and midmarket businesses, trustees, insurance companies, developers, lenders and special servicers. He has litigated a wide array of claims in the business and insolvency contexts, including those involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business and traditional torts, fraudulent transfers, preferences, negligent design and professional negligence.
Pierre R. Yanney, Bressler, Amery & Ross
The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross announced that Pierre R. Yanney has joined the firm in New York as a principal in its Corporate and Commercial Transactions Practice Group.
Most recently, he was a partner at Baker & Hostetler. The hiring is part of Bressler’s strategic growth and expansion strategy.