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Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Announces New Board Members, New Chair

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Announces New Board Members, New Chair

January 8, 2024, Princeton, NJ – The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today the election of ten new members to their Board of Directors. Leading this new group will be an Executive Committee, chaired by Jeannine Cimino.

The new members of the Board of Directors reflect the diversity of the Chamber’s membership and the regional business community. The Board is representative of the industries that drive our local economy including healthcare, banking and finance, government, pharma, tourism, higher education, professional services, IT, and non-profit social services, and the organizations Chamber Board Members represent range from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses.

Bringing with them perspectives from across Mercer County’s 12-municipality footprint and beyond, it is anticipated that the Chamber’s Board of Directors will continue the organization’s growth and impact on our regional economy in 2024.

New Board Members include:


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


The Chamber is also pleased to announce the election of a new Chair of the Board: Jeannine Cimino, Chief Retail Officer, William Penn Bank. To her new role, Jeannine brings a depth of experience in financial services and community engagement, as well as a long history in non-profit association management and volunteerism. Joining Jeannine on the Executive Committee are Patrick L. Ryan (First Bank) as Chair-Elect, Zack Warringer (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch) as Treasurer, Greg Blair (Nottingham Insurance) as Secretary, and Bill Rue, Jr. (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,” said English. “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.”

“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,” said Cimino. “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.”

Jeannine Cimino will be officially installed as Chair of the Board on Thursday, January 18 at “Changing of the Guard.” The event will be held at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the Chamber website.

Photo Credit: Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber


The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce is the premier regional business association in Central New Jersey.  A non-profit membership association committed to driving economic development in our region, the Chamber has more than 1100 member organizations and over 16,000 individual contacts. Signature programs of the Chamber include the Central NJ Real Estate Forecast, the NJ Conference for Women, and the Trenton Economic Development Series. Chamber members range from Fortune 500s to Main Street sole-proprietors,  and they include industries like healthcare and pharma; finance, IT, and professional services; manufacturing, retail, and tourism; and higher ed, non-profit, and more. More information about the Chamber can be found at

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