GREATER TRENTON ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS; EXPANDED ROLE IN TRENTON’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRENTON, NJ (FEBRUARY 25, 2020) – Greater Trenton, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic revitalization and improving lives in New Jersey’s capital city, today announced new officer appointments including:
- Board Chair – Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank
- Corporate Secretary – Dr. Merodie Hancock, President of Thomas Edison State University
- Treasurer – Peg Forrestel, Director of Community Affairs of Janssen Pharmaceuticals
In addition, new Board members include the following:
- Eleanor Horne, Trustee of Princeton Area Community Foundation
- Brendan Monahan, Senior Vice President and Regional Vice President of TD Bank, NA
- Treby Williams, Executive Vice President of Princeton University
With the help of dedicated board and committee members, Greater Trenton continues to expand its role in developing and revitalizing Trenton, New Jersey through collaborative partnerships and grassroots initiatives designed to attract more investment, economic vitality, and improve the lives of the residents in New Jersey’s Capital City. Key initiatives in 2020 include working to foster public-private partnerships for new, prospective downtown mixed-use projects; formulating a new housing incentive to encourage workers to live and work in the downtown; securing leadership roles and collaboration with complementary organizations; and refinement and expansion of its daily news publication TrentonDaily.
“I’m thrilled to serve in this important capacity as Chair of Greater Trenton’s Board of Trustees,” said Kevin Cummings, Greater Trenton Chair. “We applaud Skip Cimino, outgoing Chair, who has provided outstanding leadership as one of the key founders of Greater Trenton serving in many roles including Chair, Co-Chair, Corporate Secretary, member of the Strategic Planning Committee and Audit and Finance Committee, and chair of the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee, all since the organization’s inception. We also applaud the exemplary contributions of outgoing Corporate Secretary, Ramona Romero of Princeton University and outgoing Board member Robert Curley of TD Bank, both of whom have committed to continuing their involvement on our Advisory Committee.”
“Greater Trenton was created with long-term organizational sustainability to withstand changes in leadership within the organization as well as changes at all levels of government. Skip Cimino has been a tremendous asset to Greater Trenton. The work that he has done as one of the key co-founders of the organization and through many leadership roles, has laid the important groundwork for future success and advancement of our city,” said George Sowa, Greater Trenton CEO. “With the baton passed on to Kevin Cummings, we’re encouraged and excited that Skip’s great legacy, together with the work of our past-Chairs of Caren Franzini and Bernie Flynn, will continue on through Kevin’s leadership.”
While both Ramona Romero, Vice President and General Counsel at Princeton University and Robert Curley, South Jersey Market President at TD Bank, have stepped down from the Greater Trenton Board, they will remain active on Greater Trenton’s Advisory Committee chaired by Dr. George Pruitt, President Emeritus of Thomas Edison University and co-chaired by Brenda Ross-Dulan of the Ross Dulan Group.
“We’re thrilled that former board members continue to stay actively involved on our various committees; giving unselfishly of their time and resources to help improve the city and the lives of residents and future residents,” said Sowa. “We congratulate our new corporate officers and also welcome our newest board members. We look forward to their tremendous leadership, expertise and engagement as we continue to move the city forward.”