Executive Moves: Levin Management Corp., Crestron Electronics 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.

Denise Ciaravino, Levin Management Corp.

Denise Ciaravino has been promoted to portfolio manager at Levin Management Corp., announced Erika Toscani, vice president of property management at the North Plainfield-based commercial real estate services firm.

Ciaravino joined LMC in 2006 as property manager and was named senior property manager in 2009; for the past decade, she has overseen the day-to-day operation of a shopping center portfolio totaling approximately 1 million square feet. In her new role as portfolio manager, Ciaravino will also be the single point of contact for a nine-property, 840,000-square-foot management assignment recently awarded to LMC.

“Denise is a tremendous asset to our property management team, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion,” said Toscani. “It is always gratifying to promote individuals from within our organization. Advancing into this new role reflects Denise’s hard work, professionalism and dedication, as well as her outstanding contributions to the success of our leasing and management portfolio.”

Crestron Electronics

Crestron Electronics announces that, after more than 30 years with Crestron, including the last eight as CEO and president, Randy Klein has retired and Daniel Feldstein, chairman and chief operating officer and the son of Crestron founder George Feldstein, has assumed the CEO and president position.

Randy Klein shared: “I will be retiring from this wonderful company that has been my home and second family for more than 30 years. As president and CEO, I make a lot of decisions every day. This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. The timing is right, Crestron is in a better place than it has ever been. We have emerged from the past 16 months stronger than ever, more united, and more resolved to take on the future and all the opportunity that it holds. I am proud of my achievements, but even more proud of Crestron as a company.”

Dan Feldstein has been with Crestron for over 25 years. With a background in computer engineering, Feldstein spent the first decade of his Crestron career in research & development, playing a role in designing a number of the technologies Crestron still employs today. Since then, he has been working in operations alongside Klein and former Chief Technical Officer Fred Bargetzi.

Sehba Khan, Talley Management Group Inc.

Talley Management Group Inc., a 33-year-old, employee-owned, leading association management company, welcomes Sehba Khan as its director of business development. Prior to joining TMG, Khan worked with varying companies, including nonprofits, startups and global businesses.

“We’ve seen great opportunity within the association industry the past few months and are excited to have Sehba join TMG, bringing her diverse background and experience to our senior leadership team,” said Chief Operating Officer Joe Sapp. “Sehba offers a unique perspective to this role, having worked in a variety of industries from educational management to biopharmaceutical to hospitality.”

Khan has over 13 years of experience in business development, sales and sales leadership. She has a proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals, building lasting customer relationships and creating sustainable sales strategies.

Susan McCann, Samaritan

Samaritan, the not-for-profit health care provider offering hospice, grief support, palliative care and primary care, has named longtime employee Susan McCann as its new chief operating officer.

“We are thrilled to announce Susan McCann as Samaritan’s new COO,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, CEO and president of Samaritan. “Susan’s compassion for people and passionate dedication to her work and our organization have made her an invaluable member of our leadership team for nearly two decades.”

McCann, who has been with Samaritan since 2003, has previously held the positions of vice president of human resources, director of human resources and manager of social work and bereavement services. In her new role as chief operating officer, McCann will oversee all of Samaritan’s clinical services, as well as human resources, information technology and volunteer services.

Christopher A. Orlando, Parker McCay

New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces that Christopher A. Orlando joined the firm.

Orlando joined Parker McCay this week as a shareholder in its Municipal and Real Estate & Redevelopment Departments. Nationally recognized in police reform, this well-respected and sought-after resource will assist the firm’s governmental clients as they work to transform local law enforcement. Additionally, Orlando has experience in a multitude of disciplines, including alternative energy, redevelopment and local government. He will add his expertise to existing practice areas and will develop and expand new opportunities for the firm.

His most recently held dual roles as county counsel for Camden County and as executive director of the Camden County Improvement Authority have given him experience with all aspects of highly regulated industrial governmental projects, including legal challenges and development hurdles. Orlando has over 15 years of experience working with government in private practice as well as the public sector. Beginning his career in private practice, he had the opportunity to develop the legal framework for the creation of the Camden County Metro Police Department, replacing the Camden City Police Department.

Carrie Scattergood, Rothkoff Law Group

The Rothkoff Law Group is pleased to welcome new associate attorney Carrie Scattergood as a member of the firm. Her broad knowledge of estate planning, estate administration, guardianships and mediation will bring additional resources to the practice, and allow the firm to better serve clients located in central and northern New Jersey.

“We are proud to welcome Carrie to the firm,” said Managing Partner Jerold E. Rothkoff. “With over a decade of experience in various aspects of elder law, we are confident that she will be an effective addition to our team. She has a talent for communicating and connecting with clients, and the ability to guide families through the estate planning process in a truly supportive way with minimal emotional stress.”

Scattergood is a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Widener University Delaware Law School. Prior to joining Rothkoff, Scattergood began her career as a law clerk for Middlesex County Judge James F. Mulvihill. Following her clerkship, she opened her own private practice, where she incorporated a holistic approach to elder law.

Morris S. Bauer, Duane Morris

Morris S. “Mo” Bauer has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group in its Newark office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Bauer was a member at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

“We are pleased to welcome Mo to Duane Morris, where he will add to our firm’s robust bankruptcy, financial restructuring and business reorganization capabilities,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor.

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Centenary University

Nine outstanding business leaders were recently named to four-year terms on the Centenary University board of trustees, board Chair Rochelle Makela-Goodman announced. As the governing body of Centenary, the board is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the university.

The new trustees are:

  • Dale G. Caldwell, New Brunswick;
  • Joyce M. Hansen, Montgomery;
  • John Johnson, Hackettstown;
  • Lynn Moran, Cave Creek, Arizona;
  • Darlene Panzitta, Montclair;
  • Esther A. Poulsen, Lake Hopatcong;
  • Sunita A. Pradhan, Jersey City;
  • Wendy E. Ross, Tewksbury Township;
  • Vicki S. Sylvain, Westbury, New York.

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Jason Spees, Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics Inc., a company dedicated to improving the lives of people with heart failure, announced the appointment of Jason Spees to the position of president, chief commercial officer. Spees, who will be based in the company’s headquarters office in Marlton, brings nearly 20 years of commercial success in the medical device industry, most recently at Biotronik, where he implemented a new commercial strategy driving strong market share growth across all divisions.

“We are very pleased to be welcoming Jason to Impulse Dynamics,” said Simos Kedikoglou, CEO of Impulse Dynamics. “Given the strong demand for CCM therapy in the U.S. and abroad, his leadership and experience will be critical assets for Impulse Dynamics. Capitalizing on our global regulatory approvals and our supportive reimbursement, Jason will further build our commercial team and processes to drive strong business execution and help Team Impulse Dynamics reach the numerous heart failure patients that can benefit from CCM therapy in the U.S. and worldwide.”

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Stone Creek Construction Group

Two seasoned commercial real estate executives have joined Stone Creek Construction Group, it was announced by Michael Bruno, president of SCCG. Andrew Smith and Michael Welty have joined the design-build firm as construction manager and operations and development manager, respectively.

These additions come amid Stone Creek Construction Group’s continued growth, most especially in the pharma life sciences and health care manufacturing sectors.

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