Board of Advisors

2024 MC Board of Advisors, Officers & Operating Committee

The MC has brought current its operating By-Laws for greater efficiency and organizational effectiveness. That process established a Board of Advisors which meets quarterly to discuss and debate programs, initiatives and public policy advocacy. Also established was an Operating Committee that meets regularly. The Operating Committee has oversight responsibility for the day to day operations of the chamber including, but not limited to, reviewing the annual audit and approving the yearly budget.

Members of the Chamber are nominated to serve on the Board of Advisors by the other Board members. They are then interviewed by the Nominating Committee, who will then recommend to the Operating Committee that they be slated for election. The Board is limited to 39 elected seats, plus any special appointments that are recommended.

Full members of the Board of Advisors are elected to three-year terms. Appointed members by the Board Chair or Operating Committee serve one-year trial terms and then can be either reappointed for another one-year term or added to the slate for election.

The Operating Committee is comprised of Officers, Chairs of Official Standing Board Committees, Ex-Officio Past Chairs, and 2 Board Chair appointed BOA members. The Official Standing Committees are formed to coincide with the MC’s Strategic Business Plan. The Chairs of Official Standing Committees are eligible to serve the Operating Committee. The current list of Official Board Standing Committees are:

  • Finance Committee, Public Affairs Committee
  • Membership Committee, Education Committee
  • Tourism Advisory Committee, Programs Committee
  • Nominating Committee , Governance and Legal Committee.
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Elected officers include the Board Chair, Vice-Chairperson, and Treasurer. The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Operating Committee with advice from the BOA.


Scott Porter

Board Chair

Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C. 

James D. Brown

Vice Chair

James D. Brown, CPA

Sue Scimone-Bellini

Lakeland Bank


Adi Adair
American Dream

Tom Alessandrello
Berkeley College

Sally Altman

Daniel Baer

Mark Bocchieri
Verizon Communications

James Brown
James D. Brown, CPA

Thomas Bruinooge
Bruinooge & Associates

Michael Coletti
Mazars USA LLP

Robin Cuneo
Meadowlands Exposition Center

Rick Dabagian

Karen Davis-Farage
RPM Raceway

Pooja Desai
Hospital for Special Surgery

Mark Devaney
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Nick Dinallo
Terminal Construction Company

Thomas Eastwick
Eastwick Colleges/HoHoKus Schools

Robert P. Evans
Retired Partner, KPMG LLP

Diana E. Fainberg
Diana E. Fainberg, INC.

Donald Ferrell
Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr. Eric Friedman
Bergen Community College

Santiago Giraldo
M&T Bank

Elisse Glennon
Elisse Glennon Consulting

Patti Goldfarb
Employee Benefits Advisors

Steve Goldman
NJM Insurance

Anthony Guzzo
Guzzo & Guzzo Architects, LLC

Bill Heller
Genova Burns

Anthony Iovino
Arcari & Iovino Architects, PC

Steve Jarossy
TD Bank

Dr. Cindy Jebb
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Pradeep Kapoor
DMR Architects

Bob Kilroy
Jewel Electric Supply Co.

David Kisselback
Meadowlands Area YMCA

Philip Kolm
Retired, New Jersey Sharing Network

Chris Lambo
Courtyard by Marriott – Lyndhurst

Brenda Lapadat
Valley National Bank

Nina Larson
Bergen Volunteers

Andrea Lokshin
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

David Mairo
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Michael Makarski
Engineers Labor – Employer Cooperative

Ronna Marchello
Spencer Savings Bank

John J. Mazur Jr.
Normaze Associates

Del McLennon
Safari Solutions

George Meglio
Conference Technologies, Inc.

Dave Meredith
Sunset Valley Agency, LLC

Dennis Mikula
Mikula Contracting

Amanda Missey
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

Andrew Moss
Forsgate Industrial Partners

William Murray

James O’Connor
Check-M-Out Security Services & Investigations, LLC

Stephen Orenchuk
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Allen Paradise

Sarah Pena
PSE&G – Oradell

Dr. Robert Pignatello
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Scott Porter
Fischer, Porter & Thomas, P.C.

Frank Recine

James Rhatican
Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.

Sarah Rutherford

Anthony Scardino
Anthony Scardino & Associates, Inc

Sue Scimone-Bellini
Lakeland Bank

Eydie Shapiro
Comfort Keepers

Randy Stodard
Delta Dental

Bill Sullivan
Scarinci Hollenbeck

Michael Turner
Burton Trent Public Affairs

Peter Unanue

Deborah Visconi
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Frank Vuono
16W Marketing

Tim White
River Crossing Strategy Group

Bridget Wilcox
G.S. Wilcox & Co.

Katherine Wysokowski
Veolia North America

Ex-Officio – Past Chairpersons

Daniel Baer

Thomas Bruinooge
Bruinooge & Associates LLC

Rick Dabagian
Action Graphics

Robert P. Evans
Retired KPMG LLP Partner

Diana E. Fainberg
Diana E. Fainberg, Inc.

Elisse Glennon
NJ Sharing Network

Dennis Marco
Hamilton Government Affairs, LLC.

Tim White
River Crossing Strategy Group

David Meredith

Stephen Orenchuk
Wells Fargo Advisors

Anthony Scardino Jr.
Anthony Scardino & Associates, INC

Director Emeritus

Philip Kolm
Retired New Jersey Sharing Network

Al Paradise
LTI, Inc.

Evelyn Pezzolla
Frank’s Truck Center, Inc.

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