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.

Brianna Brandon
Assistant Vice President, Small Business Community Partnerships
Santander Bank

Gail Driscoll
Executive Director, Josephine’s Place

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 America

James McManus, Jr
Business Agent, Plumbers Local 24

Martin P. Melilli
Regional Senior Vice President
TD Bank

Marcy C. Metz
President, BJ&M Auto

John Nietzel
Senior Vice President, Investors Bank

Edward T. Oatman
Manager,  County of Union

Gary Pfarr
Retired – Assistant Business Manager
IBEW Local 102

Tomas Porturas
Vice President, Senior Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo

Kevin Rattigan 
Vice President & Senior Banker
Capital One Bank

Jane E. Rey
Executive Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer
Spencer Savings Bank

Roderick Spearman
Spearman Consulting Services

Joseph P. Starkey
State & Community Affairs Consultant
Merck

John Strydesky, CPA
Strydesky & Company

Michael Warrington
First Vice President
Valley National Bank

Robert L.G. White