Roberta Sonenfeld, CL10, was also featured in the BLAME IT ON BERGEN LEADS ad campaign, and has 'blamed' forming a non-profit organization, managing a school board campaign, and starting an independent consulting business as a direct result of her participation in LEADS, declaring, "Bergen LEADS literally changed my life." Go forth and conquer, Roberta!
Elise James, CL11, shares with us that she started a new position, which she excitedly describes as "the role of a lifetime!" She has begun working as Director of Platform Marketing and Training at MediaMath in New York, NY. The sports star led the NCAA in basketball Rebounds per Game at Robert Morris University outside Pittsburgh, competed on the school's first crew team, and was inducted into her College and H.S. Sports Halls of Fame. She now plans to hit the ground running by embracing the newly created position and creatively building out and structuring Internal and External learning and development programs. Elise looks forward to connecting with her LEADS team, and invites everyone to follow her on Twitter at #AthletesWork.
Gwen Keeble, CL11, successfully completed an internal two-week leadership program at the Con Edison Business Academy, held at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. The program fosters team building, change management, strategic thinking, skills assessment, personal accountability, innovation, and total enterprise thinking. Congratulations, Gwen! Sounds like it would be right up your alley. Hope you wowed them with the skills you developed at LEADS.
Jacey Raimondo, CL12, who serves as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, is pleased to announce that the TD Bank Charitable Foundation has recently donated a total of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, as part of the bank's commitment to giving back to the community. Habitat Bergen provides decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County families, and has served nearly 100 families since its inception in 1994. The next Habitat Bergen project will take place in Oradell, and will create two three-bedroom duplexes. The sustainable building will reduce energy costs for future homeowners.
Sebastian Rodriguez, CL09, thought the following event would be of interest to ABL. BUILD NJ (Boards United to Inspire Leadership Development) held a free one-day leadership development workshop on March 2 at Essex College that brought current and emerging leaders together: school board members and high school students. Newark Mayor Cory Booker was the keynote speaker. The event was sponsored by the NJSBA and the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, in partnership with Leadership New Jersey. For information on this or future events, visit www.njsba.org. Thanks for this information, Sebastian.
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