Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce announces new board members and chair

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce has elected ten new members to its board of directors.

The new chair of the chamber’s executive committee is Jeannine Cimino, the chief retail officer of William Penn Bank. Cimino will be installed as chair of the board on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the annual “Changing of the Guard.” The event will be held at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the Chamber website.

“As the premier regional business association in Central New Jersey, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber provides our members unparalleled programming, strategic networking, and access to resources that drive growth for their business,” Cimino said. “I look forward to a year of innovation, where the success of the Chamber and its members leads to growth and prosperity for our entire region.” 

Other executive committee members include Patrick L. Ryan of First Bank as chair-elect, Zack Warringer of the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch as treasurer, Greg Blair of Nottingham Insurance as secretary, and Bill Rue, Jr. of Rue Insurance as immediate past chair.

The Chamber’s day-to-day operations continue to be led by Hal English, president and CEO. 

“New leadership always brings a new energy to an organization, and the Chamber is no different,” English said. “The Chamber has a long tradition of best-in-class programming and coalition-building that benefits our entire regional business community. In 2024, we are going to build on that tradition to launch a new era of growth, relevance, and economic opportunity.”

New Board Members

Benjamin Branche, Esq., Partner, Szaferman Lakind

James G. Demetriades, CEO, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Bryan Evans, Senior Vice President, Greater Trenton

David Fried, CEO, PayDay Payroll

Mary Heagley, Vice President for Advancement, Thomas Edison State University

Dolores Kelley, Esq., Shareholder, Stark & Stark

David Reiner, Assistant Vice President for State Affairs, Princeton University

Daniel Smith, Senior Associate, 1868 Public Affairs

Sandra Toussaint, President/CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County

Bill Wells, Vice President, TD Bank