Steering Committee


Dr. Edward H. Salmon

Dr. Edward H. Salmon, Steering Committee Emeritus Founding Chair; Chair, Salmon Ventures

Richard Tolson

Richard Tolson, Steering Committee Chair; Labor Consultant, Tolson Consulting

Kim Schalek Downes

Kim Schalek Downes, Steering Committee Vice Chair; President & CEO, Salmon Ventures

Steve Batzer

Steve Batzer, Consultant, SOSH Architects

Thomas A. Cirignano

Thomas A. Cirignano, President, Cirignano Contracting, Inc.

Vincent D’Alessandro

Vincent D’Alessandro, President, Southern Region, Ocean First Bank

Richard W. Deaney

Richard W. Deaney, Vice President, Jersey Professional Management

Frank D. Formica

Frank D. Formica, Associate, Salmon Ventures

Mark Giannantonio ’87

Mark Giannantonio ’87, President & CEO, Resorts Casino Hotel

Jim Gilroy

Jim Gilroy, State Government Affairs, PSEG

Arlene Halpern

Arlene Halpern, Community Activist

Dr. Anne Harlan

Dr. Anne Harlan, Director (Retired), William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center

Lori Herndon

Lori Herndon, President & CEO, AtlantiCare

William J. Hughes, Jr.

William J. Hughes, Jr., Principal, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

David R. Mayer

David R. Mayer, Director of Governmental Affairs, New Jersey American Water

Hon. Frank Minor

Hon. Frank Minor, Mayor, Logan Township

Michael J. Renna

Michael J. Renna, President & Chief Executive Officer of South Jersey Industries

Dr. Mukesh Roy

Dr. Mukesh Roy, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Planning for Ocean County Health Department

Eric Scheffler

Eric Scheffler, Atlantic County Sheriff

Jose F. Sosa

Jose F. Sosa, President, Sosa Capital Group, LLC

William C. Sproule

William C. Sproule, President, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Kevin M. Sweeney

Kevin M. Sweeney, Rear Admiral USN (ret.)

Michael Tuosto

Michael Tuosto, General Manager, Public Affairs, PSE&G

Stephen D. Williams

Stephen D. Williams, Deputy Executive Director, Delaware River & Bay Authority

Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young, External Affairs Southern New Jersey, Verizon

Dr. Harvey Kesselman

Dr. Harvey Kesselman, President, Stockton University

Dr. Leamor Kahanov

Dr. Leamor Kahanov, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Marissa P. Levy

Dr. Marissa P. Levy, Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Tenured Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. John Froonjian

Dr. John Froonjian, Executive Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy

Dr. Michael S. Rodriguez

Dr. Michael S. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Tina Zappile

Dr. Tina Zappile, Associate Professor, Political Science

Timothy Knoll

Timothy Knoll, Student Senate Government Affairs Committee Chair