Board

UCEDC is privileged to be led by a Board of Trustees that is actively committed to the development and growth of small businesses throughout New Jersey. Our Board is comprised of corporate leaders, business owners, government officials, communication executives, non-profit managers and union officials, all of whom generously share their experience, insight and support.

Lisa P. Chalkan
Chief Credit Officer, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Gail Driscoll
Public Affairs Consultant

Al Faella 
Manager,  County of Union

Robert L. Katz
Executive Vice President, Universal Vending Management, Inc., LLC

Marlene Kurz
Vice President, AK Stamping Company

Paul T. LaCorte
President, Hamilton Holding Company

Daniel Letendre
Managing Director, Bank of Amercia

James McManus, Jr
Business Agent, Plumbers Local 24

Martin Melilli
Regional Vice President, TD Bank

Marcy C. Metz
President, BJ&M Auto

John Nietzel
Senior Vice President, Investors Bank

Gary Pfarr
Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 102

Tomas Porturas
Vice President, Sr. Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo

Jane E. Rey
EVP and COO, Spencer Savings Bank

Roderick Spearman
Spearman Consulting Services

Joseph P. Starkey

John Strydesky, CPA
Strydesky & Company

Robert L.G. White