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.
Samantha DeAlmeida, ABC-NJ
Associated Builders and Contractors, New Jersey Chapter, is proud to announce the addition of Samantha DeAlmeida to the team. Samantha will serve as the group’s second vice president & governmental affairs liaison.
DeAlmeida is a seasoned public affairs professional, with more than 10 years of experience in issues advocacy, politics, policy and state government. Her professional background also includes strategic communications and public relations. She is a graduate of Monmouth University with master’s degrees in both homeland security and public policy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Before joining the ABC-NJ team, DeAlmeida served as the New Jersey government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, where she worked with both sides of the political spectrum to achieve legislative support for the organization’s key initiatives, resulting in several bills being signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC, is pleased to welcome new attorneys Caitlin Pletcher and Lena K. Kim.
Pletcher, a partner in the Cherry Hill office, focuses her practice in education/school law, labor and employment, and the representation of local governments/public entities. Kim, an associate in the firm’s Rochelle Park office, focuses her practice in the areas of education law and representation of public entities.
“We are pleased to have Caitlin & Lena join our team. With their background and knowledge, they will be great resources for our school clients,” says Lester Taylor, chair of the FPSCT&T Education Law Practice Group.
Lori Moore, Bayer
Lori Moore, former managing director at Deloitte, has joined Bayer as vice president, head of pharmaceutical communications in the United States, the company announced.
Moore spent the last six years in senior communications roles at Deloitte, most recently as the managing director leading efforts to transform internal communications. Prior to joining Deloitte, Moore served in communications leadership positions at Novo Nordisk and Sanofi.
In her new role at Bayer, Moore will be responsible for developing and executing external and internal communication strategies for the company’s pharmaceutical portfolio in the United States, with a specific emphasis on cardiology, oncology, women’s health, hematology and radiology.
T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, is pleased to announce the promotions of John A. Cimino to chief strategy officer, Lynn Spence to chief people officer and Violet Koehler to the board of directors.
These leadership appointments represent the evolution of the company and set the stage for the successful execution of the strategic plan going forward.
“These promotions are reflective of the valuable contributions that John, Lynn and Violet have provided to the company and will round out the executive leadership team,” said Gary Dahms, T&M’s CEO and president. “This team of dedicated, highly skilled, and forward-thinking professionals position T&M for the next generation of company growth and success.”
Diana Gardner, The Solomon Organization
The Solomon Organization’s longstanding team member, Diana Gardner, has been named the new president of property management, and will oversee the management division for its 17,000-unit multifamily portfolio that spans nine states.
Gardner has served in a variety of senior management roles since 2009 as managing director and vice president of operations, Northeastern region.
Susan Hardwick, New Jersey Resources
The board of directors of New Jersey Resources announced the unanimous election of Susan Hardwick to the board. Hardwick currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Water, the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the United States.
“Susan Hardwick is an accomplished leader with extensive industry and financial expertise, as well as deep knowledge of environmental, sustainability and governance issues that are a priority for our business and critical to our long-term success,” said Steve Westhoven, CEO and president of New Jersey Resources. “She is a welcome addition to our board of directors.”
Lori A. Hoffman, Slayback Pharma
Slayback Pharma LLC, a privately-held, specialty pharmaceutical company, announced the appointment of Lori A. Hoffman as head of alliance management. Hoffman is an experienced pharmaceutical executive with a 30-year track record in the industry, where she has held various roles of increasing responsibility.
Hoffman was at Sagent Pharmaceuticals for almost a decade as senior director of business development and director of project management. At Sagent, she was responsible for managing the company’s pipeline, including product selection and identification and management of new development and manufacturing partners for sterile injectable product candidates. She has negotiated multiple licensing, development and manufacturing agreements with third parties. Her most recent role was at Frontida, where she led Frontida’s Alliance Management function.
Michael A. Mulhaul, Kiwanis International
Michael A. Mulhaul of Interlaken was elected to the board of trustees of Kiwanis International during a special meeting held in lieu of the Kiwanis International Convention. This year’s convention, set for Indianapolis — headquarters of Kiwanis — was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mulhaul is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. He has been a member of Kiwanis for 29 years. Mulhaul will serve a three-year term representing the United States and Canada regions of Kiwanis when his term begins Oct. 1.
John Rothman, Tyme Technologies Inc.
Tyme Technologies Inc., an emerging biotechnology company developing cancer metabolism-based therapies, announced the appointment of John Rothman as executive vice president, product development.
“Dr. Rothman is an accomplished pharmaceutical executive with an excellent record of developing important therapeutics for multiple indications worldwide,” said Steve Hoffman, chairman and CEO of Tyme. “John will play a critical role at TYME as we advance our lead cancer-metabolism compound, SM-88, in pivotal trials in pancreatic cancer, in the HopES Sarcoma Phase II study as well as develop plans to expand the potential of SM-88 in metastatic breast cancer, lymphomas and recurrent prostate cancer.”
Andrew Svintsitsky, Exelegent
Exelegent, a six-time Gold Microsoft Partner and a leader in cloud cybersecurity and information technology risk management on the East Coast, has named Andrew Svintsitsky chief technology officer. Svintsitsky will leverage his robust experience in technology and cybersecurity to build out a strong and diverse portfolio of technical solutions, manage the company’s research & development agenda, and ultimately ensure a high-quality user experience for Exelegent’s clients.
For over eight years Svintsitsky has been an essential Exelegent employee. Starting on the help desk in 2012, Andrew quickly demonstrated the aptitude and work ethic required to ascend through the company. For the past four years, Svintsitsky has served as the technical lead for a variety of complex enterprise projects. Most recently, Svintsitsky led the development of the cutting-edge technology solution, TrustElements, a risk-based security and Microsoft 365 analytics platform, which is set to roll out by the end of 2020.