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Openings, closings, hirings and retirings in our region, and more.

by Staff


Dan Jordon has joined Innovative Benefit Planning as managing partner, employee benefits. Jordon brings more than 14 years of experience to the job, including spending the previous eight years as managing director for the Graham Company.  


Chelsea Donnelly and Stacey Zielke are the newest hires at Workplace HCM in Marlton. Donnelly brings experience with onboarding and employee relations to the job, while Zielke is an industry veteran who specializes in benefit administration and has more than 20 years of experience in the field. 


Surety Family of Companies has welcomed Robert “Bob” Souder as its vice president, director of sales training. Souder will be responsible for working with the sales department to develop training and evaluation programs that will enhance customer-focused initiatives.


Rider University announced Barbara J. Lawrence has been appointed the university’s inaugural vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion/chief diversity officer.


Four new associates recently joined Parker McCay law firm. Mohammad Shaiful Kashem is a Rutgers Law School – Camden graduate and will focus his practice in the area of public finance law. Kaitlin McCaffrey is a Rutgers Law School grad joining the public schools and education practice. Widener University – Delaware Law School grad Merve Ocak will work in medical malpractice defense. Alexis Smith, another Rutgers Law School – Camden graduate, has joined the firm’s municipal law department.



Jason Tompkins has officially been named the NJ/NY market president for Aetna after previously serving the role in an interim capacity. Tompkins, who has been with Aetna for a decade, will lead its commercial and Medicare businesses in the region, as well as be tasked with enhancing existing offerings, building Aetna’s brand locally, and leading the development of new products and services.



Bernel Hall has been named the new CEO of New Jersey Community Capital, replacing the outgoing Wayne Meyer. Hall will take over his new role in late October.


Julie H. Ellis is the new vice president of human resources with Inspira Health. With more than two decades of experience in the field, Ellis most recently served as assistant vice president of human resources with Kennedy Health System, now part of Thomas Jefferson University.



Inspira has also appointed Lynne McShay, MHA, as the new assistant vice president of its oncology service line, overseeing the nationally accredited cancer programs and comprehensive cancers centers in Vineland and Mullica Hill. 


The Lerepco IT Group has welcomed Melvin Dominguez as a bilingual help desk technician in its Moorestown office.


Duly Noted


Cooper Levenson attorney Brittany A. Bonetti was selected by the New Jersey State Bar Association to serve as co-chair of the municipal-land use subcommittee and as a member of the executive committee of the Cannabis Law Committee for 2021-2022. She will help create programming and provide education and resources to members on issues facing the burgeoning area of cannabis law in New Jersey. 


Brian W. Jones, president and CEO of The First National Bank of Elmer, has been selected to serve as a trustee on the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey Board. The foundation works to develop philanthropic funds through donations, grants, special events, capital campaigns and planned giving, which support the projects, programs and people of local communities, hospitals and clinics. 


Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is serving on the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). NLGA is the professional association supporting lieutenant governors and the officeholders first in line of succession to governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in the goal of being as effective and as efficient as possible for constituents. Oliver is serving as East region chair of the NLGA executive committee. 


CBRE has appointed Rija Beares to the role of advisory services market leader, responsible for overseeing the real estate firm’s growth in South Jersey and the surrounding region, including Philadelphia and Delaware. Beares has been with CBRE for nearly 20 years.



Andrea L. Schlafer, a shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, has been named a member of the board of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. Schlafer represents insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.


Stockton University has announced that former state senator, N.J. Casino Control Commission chair and retired Superior Court Judge the Honorable Steven P. Perskie will receive the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to New Jersey public life at the Hughes Center Honors on Nov. 10.


Liberty Bell Bank announced that Liz Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications, has been named to its advisory board. With over three decades of PR experience, she’ll be a promising asset to help foster growth and success. 

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 11, Issue 9 (September 2021).

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