Officers and Board

 

OFFICERS

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President
Joseph Gaj, W’04
Email: jgaj@aepg.com

About me: Vice President, AEPG Wealth Strategies / Insurance specialist and financial advisor to privately held small businesses / Education advocate to empower client’s decision making / Married high school sweetheart, 3 beautiful young children / enjoy outdoor activities, golf, gardening & carpentry

 

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Ken Drossman, W'71, WG'72
Email: krdrossman@optonline.net

About me: Managing Director, Oak & Apple Partners | Strategic and operation consultant to hyper-growth companies | consigliere to legitimate entrepreneurial owner/CEO | Married, 3 self-sufficient, working children | Friends and business merge at WCNJ, which often feels like my day job.

 


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Jay Kingley, WG'88
Email: jay.kingley@joincentricity.com

About me: CEO and Founder of Centricity, a firm that accelerates relationships to drive client referrals for business owners and professionals.| Lived and worked in Europe for many years | Serial entrepreneur and marketing expert | Enjoy fitness, all Pittsburgh sports, public speaking 

  

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Neeta Mukerjee, WEV'10
Email: n.mukerjee@verizon.net

About me: Life Sciences Business Consultant, helping to bring innovative biopharma research to market. Market opportunity assessment | Value proposition analysis | Customer discovery for commercialization | Partnership development. Enjoy music, cooking, gardening, traveling, nature and the four seasons. 

 

 

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Vice President - Membership
Stuart Pulvirent, WG'84
Email: spulv12@gmail.com


About me: Financial Advisor | Provides comprehensive wealth management to clients | Enjoys old and new social relationships with fellow Wharton alumni | Father of two college-age children residing in Livingston, NJ.t

 

 

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Susan Goldsmith W'81
Email: sgoldsmith@mccarter.com

About me: Partner, McCarter & English, LLP | Trademark, copyright, e-commerce lawyer with special interest in start-ups and emerging growth companies | Wharton marketing degree | two grown kids in tech fields | endlessly curious with deep interests in both history and science fiction

 

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Charlie Mangano, W'75
Email: charliemangano@comcast.net

About me: Commercial banker for 30+ years | At Santander Bank, focusing on Government and Education | Middle market relationship banker | photographer & golfer | live with wife & mother-in-law in Short Hills,NJ | Twin sons | Board member & past President of Penn Club of Metro NJ | Active WCNJ member.

 

 

 

DIRECTORS

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Ash Ahluwalia, WG’87
Email: ash123.aka@gmail.com

About me: A Certified Financial Planner for the past 20 years | specializing in estate tax and retirement planning | From Toronto, Canada but living in Madison, NJ for the past 25 years | Married with three children.

 

 

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Director
Gregory Botvinik, C'77
Email: botvinesq@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Director
Renie Carniol
Email: rrcarniol1@aol.com

About me: Director of the Grotta Fund and Director of Strategic Grant Initiatives, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ / Oversee grantmaking to non-profits that pursue programs and community improvements that will improve the lives of older adults and help them age in place /Match donor’s interests and passions with impactful philanthropy opportunities/Offer strategies and technical assistance to build collaborations and improve grant outcomes / Married, 3 beautiful and married adult children / enjoy bicycling, swimming, float boarding, yoga, travel & art.

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Director
Louise Campi, WG'02
Email: louise@ptpabs.com

 

 

 

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Director
Carolyn Diehl
Email: cwdiehl@alumni.upenn.edu

About me: Financial Services | At National Financial Services LLC, a division of Fidelity Investments in Jersey, City| Tax Compliance Officer & VP | golfer and sports lover | Married | Adult step-daughter | past President of Penn Club of Delaware | Dual Member of Penn Club of Metro NJ

  

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Samuel M. Guss, W'81
Email: redoakca@optonline.net

About me: President and Principal of Red Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, a commercial Real Estate investment banking firm founded in 2002.  Red Oak provides advice and arranges capital for clients in the commercial real estate business – often guiding its clients through a multiple transaction strategy to help them reach their goals| Resident of Morristown, NJ | Enjoys outdoor activities including golf, hiking, biking and softball as well as travel

 

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Sharon Kornstein, W'80*
Email: sharon@imagedesignconsulting.com

About me: Professional Image Consultant | Owner, ImageDesign LLC | Provide Business Wardrobes, Image & Etiquette Training | Enjoy Golf, Dining Out, Fashion | Have traveled to most of the 50 states | Have met wonderful friends and business associates through WCNJ.

 



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Eric Michaels, C’78
Email: emichaels@foxrothschild.com

About me: Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, practicing in Roseland, NJ, New York, NY & West Palm Beach, FL | Corporate and tax services to mid-market closely held companies | Adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law teaching Partnership Taxation | avid traveler who can order meals off of any menu regardless of its language.

 

 

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Jane Hindes Miller WG'84
Email: jhmiller@optonline.net

About me: COO at Gold Mobile, which specializes in in-the-moment engagement for healthcare, food service & retail | enjoy baking and spending time with family at our vacation home in Vermont | increasingly involved with WCNJ because of the warmth and sense of community I feel.

 

 

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Director
Dushyant Pandit, WG'77
Email: dpandit@DorchesterAdvisors.com

About me: Founded DorchesterAdvisors – Investment advisory firm | Investor & Entrepreneur | Champion of simplification | Rock guitarist | Single Malt Scotch and Craft Beers | Flaneur when travelling | Married with two independent daughters | Summit, NJ resident.

 

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Director
Alix Rubin, JD'96
Email: arubin@alixrubinlaw.com

 

 

 

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Director
Diane Russell, WG'01
Email: dianeirussell@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Director
Judith Sheft, WG'83
Email: sheft@njit.edu

About me: Associate Vice President Technology & Enterprise Development New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT | Technology Commercialization and university licensing expert | Advisor to start up technology & life sciences companies | Advocate for growth and economic development in NJ urban centers | Enjoy international travel,  murder mysteries and chocolate

 

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Director
Mark Ukrainskyj, W'88
Email: mukrainskyj@verizon.net

About me: 

Senior Portfolio Manager & Principal at Covenant Asset Management | Trusted Advisor to busy professionals and small business owners |  Married with two college age boys | Enjoy wine, sailing, golf and travel. 

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Director and Past President
Ken Wolf, W'87
Email: kwolf@revelwood.com

 About me: Co-founder and CEO of Revelwood Inc., an analytics and AI company focusing on customer analytics and financial performance management / work in Parsippany, live in Short Hills / married with two children / enjoy hiking, trail running, beach volleyball and playing rock music (bass player) / have made valuable, lifelong business and personal connections thanks to my involvement in WCNJ for over 15 years.

 

 

 

*denotes Founding Board Member

Updated August 2017