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  • Kelly Brozyna,

    Kelly Brozyna is the Chief Executive Officer and State Director of America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey (NJSBDC) network, headquartered at Rutgers University Business School (Newark-New Brunswick).  Learn more about Ms. Brozyna.

  • Deborah K. Smarth,

    Deborah K. Smarth is Chief Operating Officer and Associate State Director of America’s SBDC New Jersey, headquartered at Rutgers University Business School (Newark-New Brunswick). In this capacity, she directs strategic planning, government relations, communications, and external partnerships. Learn more about Ms. Smarth

  • John S. Wisniewski,

    John S. Wisniewski, former New Jersey Assemblyman from 1996 to 2018 representing the 19th Legislative District, has an extensive background in property tax appeals. He represents municipalities and the owners of large commercial and industrial properties. His experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters offers a unique and valuable perspective.

    In his land-use practice, Mr. Wisniewski appears before planning and zoning boards and other local and county agencies on behalf of property owners in all phases of approvals, including site plans, subdivisions, variances and redevelopment designations.

    His independent investigations work is tailored to corporations, governmental entities, audit committees and boards of directors. He also is experienced in dealing with law enforcement agencies. In addition, Mr. Wisniewski advises clients on how to handle government inquiries.  Learn more about John S. Wisniewski.

  • Chip Hallock,

    Chip Hallock is president and CEO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP), a business organization dedicated to providing its members with connections, information and advocacy that will enhance their opportunities, and strengthen and revitalize the business infrastructure of Newark and the surrounding region. Learn more about Mr. Hallock

  • Dr. Sayed Ibrahim,

    Sayed Ibrahim, president of Health & Natural Beauty, is an NJSBDC 2016 Success Award Winner and accomplished research scientist who has been successful in evolving his knowledge and passion for chemistry into a key business role with a Fortune 500 corporation. Learn more about Dr. Ibrahim

  • Dean Lei Lei,

    Professor Lei Lei is dean and professor of Rutgers University Business School, She has served as the dissertation adviser for Ph.D. students, co-guest editor for Annals of Operations Research, associate editor of IIE Transactions, and Naval Research Logistics. Learn more about Ms. Lei Lei

  • Brian McDonough,

    Brian McDonough is a 2014 NJSBDC Success Award Winner. Technical Integration Services – TISDCS Data Center Services provides high-quality, cost-effective data center solutions and services for small, medium and large size companies. Learn more about Mr. McDonough

  • Harry Menta,

    Harry Menta is a public relations generalist at the New Jersey District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration who works well in writing news and feature stories for small businesses, manufacturing firms, banking and consumer industries. Learn more about Mr. Menta

  • Jerry Silberman,

    Jerry Silberman is CEO and founder of Corporate Turnaround. He is also a regular contributor on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and has been a featured guest for CNN, Fox, CBS, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News and World Report and Forbes magazine. Learn more about Mr. Silberman

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The New Jersey Sustainable Business program is funded by the USEPA, and is part of an EPA Region 2 Toxic Reductions initiative that also includes projects being conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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