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Current Board Members
Christopher Allegaert is a founding partner of Allegaert Berger &Vogel LLP, a 16-lawyer firm with offices in New York and Princeton. His practice focuses on commercial disputes and he has extensive experience in trial, arbitration and mediation settings. Mr. Allegaert regularly advises foreign businesses, financial institutions, lawyers and law firms with respect to international and domestic litigations. He has taught, written and lectured on a range of legal subjects. He is active in, and previously served as the Chairman of, IAG International, an organization of over 70 independent law, tax advisory and accounting firms throughout the world.
Ron Blatt, currently the president and CEO of Blatt Billiards, an 85-year old company that employs 55 people in the fine art of billiard table restoration and manufacturing, has received many awards as a respected authority, trendsetter and market maker in the billiard industry. Blatt is the producer of the Mayors Cup, an all-borough pool tournament for the Sports Commission of the City of New York; producer of the Billiard Congress of America U.S. Open Pool Tournament; and president of Balkline Press Inc., a publishing company that is currently involved with the third edition of the Billiard Encyclopedia as well as the publishing of Artworks and Memorabilia.
Milvia Burns is part owner of Crawford Street Partners LLC, a high-growth real estate company committed to the revitalization of neighborhoods for Newark, NJ residents and surrounding communities through the conversion of properties from abandoned structures to quality residential and commercial space. She is an attorney, business woman and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in law with a specialization in the area of transactional law. For 10 years Milvia worked in diverse areas of law firm administration for the firms of Sills Cummis and Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Zitomer, LLC. Milvia is part owner of Jazz Legacy Productions, a recording company dedicated to documenting the jazz art form and enhancing and preserving the legacy of jazz artists for future generations. She has also worked extensively with numerous not for profits with an emphasis in the areas of development and management
Albert De Leon
Mr. De Leon is a Legal/Compliance and regulatory consultant in the financial services industry. He was previously Head of Compliance Advisory & Monitoring with the Zurich Insurance Group-Americas; General Counsel & Senior Vice President at Dexia Bank's New York Branch, and at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken's NY Branch (he was responsible for US legal, regulatory and compliance matters at each bank). Mr. De Leon holds a BA degree from The City College of New York, where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy, and a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is also on the Board of Directors of the NYC Industrial Development Agency where he chairs the Audit Committee.
Brenda Feliciano has an extensive background as an actress, opera singer and arts administrator. She has performed as a vocal soloist with many orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin. In addition to her active performing career, she represented Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill for several years and has managed the artistic endeavors of Paquito D’Rivera for more than 20 years.
Steven Greenberg is a principle within the Heritage Management Company, LLC, a national real estate investment business managing a portfolio of over 2.1 million square feet of commercial property. He is responsible for the acquisition and development of commercial and retail properties and has primary expertise in repositioning under-performing properties and devising strategies to enhance asset value.
Diane Hill has worked for some twenty-five years in various leadership positions involving the educational development, growth and promotion of young people who reflect a vast array of multi-ethic, culturally diverse and socio-economic backgrounds. Nineteen of her twenty-five years have been devoted to Rutgers University, where she presently serves as Executive Director of the Office of Campus and Community Relations. In addition she has also served as a legislative aide to Assemblywomen Sheila Oliver.
Alan Holtz is a Managing Director with AlixPartners, a global consulting firm that specializes, in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing other services in urgent, high-impact situations. He provides restructuring advice to companies and their management, boards of directors, financial institutions and creditors’ groups, across a wide variety of industries. He is a frequent author and speaker on the topic of corporate restructuring and is a licensed CPA.
Stephen Ifshin has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and, currently, is Chairman of DLC, which he co-founded in 1991. Mr. Ifshin oversees the operations-side of DLC’s business, including tenant leasing, property, asset, and construction management activities, and the firm’s regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and Baltimore. DLC is a leasing-driven operator of shopping centers, developing and maintaining strong relationships across national, regional and local tenants. Mr. Ifshin also the Co-Chair on the Board of Advisors for the Business School of the University of Vermont.
Steven R. Kamen, is a partner at the law firm Sills Cummis & Gross and practices from their Newark and New York City offices. He is the co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate Practice Group and provides corporate counseling to public and private companies, including the structuring and negotiating of complex acquisitions, joint ventures/collaborations and other commercial transactions.
Henry A. Mauermeyer
Henry A. Mauermeyer has been employed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for the past 32 years. Currently, he serves as the Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer with responsibility for economic development, and coordination of Science Park and NJIT’s Business Incubator Program. Previous positions included stints as the Vice President for Financial Affairs, Treasurer and Assistant Vice President.
Samuel T. McGhee
Samuel T. McGhee is the Executive Director of the Joint Meeting of Essex & Union Counties, a wastewater treatment facility located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Admissions at New Jersey City University for many years. He has served on the governing body in his town of Hillside, New Jersey for more than 10 years, including several years as Mayor, and is actively involved in community activities.
Timothy L. Porter
Timothy L. Porter is Chief Client Relationship Counsel at Proskauer Rose, residing in the Firm's New York office. Prior to joining Proskauer, Tim held a variety of law positions at AT&T, where he practiced employment, labor, commercial, and telecommunications regulatory law and served for ten years as Vice President-Law and Chief Counsel for Labor, Employment and Environmental Health and Safety Matters. As Vice President-Law, he oversaw AT&T's domestic and international labor, employment, employee benefits and executive compensation legal matters. He was also responsible on the law side for collective bargaining negotiations with the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, two of the nation's largest unions. In addition, Tim oversaw AT&T's immigration practice.
During his thirty year career at AT&T, Tim also led regional and national organizations within AT&T's Government Affairs Department, holding positions in which he dealt with numerous state and federal officials and regulatory agencies that oversee public utilities. Tim was also a member of the Board of Directors of ATTIMCO, AT&T's employee benefit plan asset management company, which managed billions of dollars in assets for the company's retirement and savings plans.
Tim has substantial experience in international employment law. While at AT&T, he counseled on a range of issues that arose in Europe, Asia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and Australia on such matters as compensation, executive transfers and separations, employment discrimination complaints, and the extra-territorial reach of U.S. statutes
Tim is a former adjunct law professor of Employment law, a frequent lecturer and speaker on domestic and international law topics, the former U.S. Chair of the British-American Project, and served as the U.S. Employer Representative to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conference on Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in Geneva, Switzerland. His other civic and community involvements include service on the Board of Trustees of The New School University, the Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross, the Board of Governors of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, the Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, the Board of Directors of the National Jazz Museum In Harlem, and the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York. Tim graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Dorothy K. Robinson is Vice President and General Counsel of Yale University, where she has served as chief legal counsel for over 21 years, and as an officer of the University for almost as long. Previously, she held positions as Deputy General Counsel, Director of Federal Relations and Associate General Counsel at the University. Before going to Yale, she practiced law with the firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York City.
Kingsley Sosoo is a financial management executive with extensive background in strategic business planning and performance analytics. Currently employed as a Vice President in the Corporate Controllers Division at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, he has over 20 years experience in the financial services and telecommunications industries providing financial management support to senior executives at the corporate and business segment levels. He also serves as a board member and Financial Treasurer of Tri-City People's Corporation -- a not for profit social services organization in East Orange and Newark.
Scott Weiner is the President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, a Not For Profit Corporation that develops affordable, supportive and senior housing for individuals engaged in the performing arts and entertainment industry. Prior to being elected to those positions, Scott served as the Chairman of the AFHDC and as a Trustee of its parent organization, The Actors Fund. Scott previously held a number of private and public sector executive positions including serving as the CEO of the NJ Schools Development Authority, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection & Energy and Chief Counsel to former Governor James Florio. Scott is the founding Director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University and has served as a Senior Policy Fellow and Faculty Fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.