NJTV Board of Trustees

Josh Weston, Chairman

Josh Weston is honorary chairman and former CEO of Automatic Data Processing, Inc (ADP). Mr. Weston began his career at ADP in 1955 as Executive Vice President, Popular Services Inc, leading the company in a variety of capacities before being named CEO in 1982.

Mr. Weston has developed a second full time career leading various non-profit boards, providing generous support to many institutions in the arts and education, and participating in humanitarian efforts and business councils. He is a former director of J. Crew Group, Inc. and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), Gentiva Health Services, and Shared Medical Systems.

Mr. Weston also serves as a director of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the International Rescue Committee, and The City College 21st Century Foundation, Inc. He is also a trustee of WNET, Public Media NJ, Committee for Economic Development, Liberty Science Center, and TEAM Charter Schools in Newark.

Mr. Weston is the former chairman of Boys Town Jerusalem, Yeshiva University Business School and Tri-State United Way. He also served as a trustee of the Montclair Art Museum, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Atlantic Health System.

In 2002, Mr. Weston received the President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also a recipient of the 1999 Legacy Award from William Paterson University and an Eisenhower Award from the Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

Mr. Weston resides in Montclair, New Jersey.

Anthony V. Bastardi, Vice-Chair

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Strategic Development Group Incorporated
Construction Technology Corporation

Anthony V. Bastardi is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Development Group Incorporated and its affiliate, Construction Technology Corporation, both recognized leaders in managing the development, planning, design, and construction of complex institutional facilities for education and healthcare. He has over 35 years of broad-based management experience and an extensive background in the development of a wide range of academic, research laboratory, healthcare, senior housing, and other institutional facilities.

He is the recipient of two Awards of Excellence from the New Jersey Builders Association. Under his leadership, Construction Technology Corporation was included in Business News New Jersey’s Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

Mr. Bastardi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (with Honor) from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Industrial and Management Engineering degree from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and has done post-graduate work at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Mr. Bastardi is Chairman of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. He also serves on the Advisory Board at Birth Haven, a home for indigent, pregnant women.

He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Caldwell College, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Delbarton School. Mr. Bastardi has previously served on the Board of Trustees of Saints Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, an affiliate of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens; Loyola House of Retreats; and the Stevens Institute of Technology’s 125th Anniversary Steering Committee, which he co-chaired.

Mr. Bastardi resides in New Jersey.


Liz Thomas, Vice-Chair

Co-founder and CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications

Liz Thomas is co-founder and CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications. Founded in 1998, the company has repeatedly been named by The Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 10 public relations in the region and has received numerous awards from local and regional entities including the Public Relations Society of America. Individually, Ms. Thomas was named as one of New Jersey’s “Best 50 Women in Business,” by NJBIZ magazine and a “Person to Watch,” by SJ Magazine. She was recently appointed to the Steering Committee for the 2011 New Jersey Governor’s Conference for Women.

Ms. Thomas, who received a B.A. in English and Sociology from Moravian College, began her career as assistant press secretary for Governor Tom Kean. During this time, she was named “Young Career Woman of the Year,” by the New Jersey chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. Prior to starting her first public relations agency in 1989, Ms. Thomas served as deputy director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism where she served as spokesperson during the beach closure crisis and managed the marketing and public efforts associated with the “NJ and You Perfect Together” campaign.

Ms. Thomas has also designed and managed numerous notable events, including the opening of Cooper University Hospital’s Pavilion in Camden; the opening of the Ferry Building on Ellis Island; and the grand opening of the Battleship New Jersey, which attracted more than 1,500 guests. Prior to the ship’s public opening, she coordinated the logistics for international media coverage during the Battleship’s historic passage through the Panama Canal. Additionally, she planned and coordinated the live, televised opening of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial with 15,000 guests in attendance.

Ms. Thomas serves as vice chairman of the board of Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, serving on the strategic planning and finance committees. She is a member of the capital campaign committee responsible for raising funds needed to build The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center in Camden. She is a member of the board of Public Media NJ and serves as public affairs coordinator for the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. She is returning to the Steering Committee responsible for planning the 2012 New Jersey Governor’s Conference for Women.

Ms. Thomas is a past member of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, serving as vice-chair. She also served as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and was a member of the executive committee.

She resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Thomas A. Bracken

President and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Veteran banker Thomas A. Bracken became the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO in February of 2011. Mr. Bracken served as chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007 and has been involved with the Chamber for more than 30 years.

He has four decades of experience in the banking and financial services industry, serving previously as president of TriState Capital Bank’s New Jersey operation, based in Princeton. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Sun Bancorp, Inc. from 2001 to 2007. He also held executive positions with First Union Bank. He is a former chairman of the Economic Development Corporation of Trenton and a former chairman of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Mr. Bracken, a Bucknell graduate, is currently the chairman of the Finance Committee of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation; and the chairman of the New Jersey Alliance for Action Foundation. He previously served as the vice chairman of the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting.

Mr. Bracken resides in Skillman, New Jersey.

Peter J. Cocoziello

President & CEO, Advance Realty

Peter Cocoziello, NJTV Board MemberPeter J. Cocoziello is President and CEO of Advance Realty, formed in 1979, specializing in real estate development, construction and property management.

Mr. Cocoziello had a mission to be the premier developer of creative real estate solutions. He started the company by purchasing a vacant lot in West Orange, NJ with the plans to develop his first property (14,000 sq. ft. office building). From there he moved onto single-family homes and townhomes and finally to build-to-suit commercial office space. Today, Advance Realty is one of the most active and respected commercial real estate development, investment and management companies in the Northeast. Since its inception in 1979, Advance has developed or acquired more than 15 million square feet of commercial, residential, mixed-use and industrial projects.

Mr. Cocoziello has held leadership roles in numerous community and professional organizations and served as past President of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the New Jersey National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ NAIOP), past Chairman of New Jersey Network (NJN), the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Visitors at the Smeal College of Business, Institute for Real Estate Studies; Trustee, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center and established the Advance Realty Real Estate Lecture series at Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Cocoziello is the recipient of major honors including Developer of the Year, The Forum for Commercial Real Estate – NAIOP; Entrepreneur of the Year, Real Estate Division – Ernst & Young, Inc. NJ; Outstanding Business People, Large Corporation – Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; Top 20 Companies – Central New Jersey Business Magazine; Humanitarian Award – National Conference for Community and Justice; Alumni Fellow Award and Distinguished Alumni Award – Pennsylvania State University; and is a recipient of the Power 50 Most Influential People in Real Estate – NJBIZ 2012 and 2013; 2012 and 2014 Named by Real Estate Forum Top Commercial Real Estate ICONS in the Mid-Atlantic Market.

Mr. Cocoziello earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Senior Certificate in Mortgage Financing from New York University and completed Harvard University’s President’s Program.

Brett E. Dearing

Senior Director, Wealth Management Services, BNY Mellon

Brett Dearing is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and Senior Director of Wealth Management Services at BNY Mellon. Mr. Dearing has been in wealth management industry for over 27 years educating and assisting clients with making key decisions on wealth management and legacy. His experience includes implementing solutions for high-net worth clients, business owners of privately held companies and corporate executives.

Mr. Dearing is a Valued Advisor that utilizes his advisory network focused on assisting business owner clients with business sell-side transitions by assisting with: Building Enterprise Value, Contingency Planning, Succession Planning and Life Planning after the sale. Mr. Dearing specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, ESOP’s, Recapitalization, Stock Purchases and Asset Sales.

Mr. Dearing also works closely with Endowments and Foundations by reviewing and implementing investment strategy, structural enhancements and overall investment policy planning.

In previous positions Mr. Dearing worked closely with business owners as an outsourced COO. Mr. Dearing was also responsible for actively consulting over 1,000 Financial Advisors across the United States on investment strategy and client engagement focused on privately held businesses. Mr. Dearing has worked closely with family offices, various hedge funds, REITs, and private equity firms to set up investment and operational infrastructure.

He resides in Haworth, New Jersey.

Sue Henderson, Ph.D.

President, New Jersey City University


Sue Henderson, Ph.D., has served as president of New Jersey City University (NJCU) since August 2012. In that capacity, she is responsible for advancing the mission of an exceptionally diverse institution that provides unparalleled opportunities and transformational experiences for its students. She works with a dynamic faculty and staff who challenge students to achieve scholarly excellence, professional competence, and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful careers and lives as productive global citizens.

In her previous position as chief operating officer at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), Dr. Henderson managed key priorities, including the completion of facilities projects, curriculum development, and a zero-based budgeting model. She spearheaded the strategic planning and implementation process, and created the Global Education Office as well as the Year of Programs, which was designed to engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community in programming and the study of selected countries.

Dr. Henderson is an experienced fundraiser, having successfully cultivated and obtained funding from various corporate sources and alumni to support the higher-education mission of Queens College. She played a major role in the successful $100-million capital campaign. Dr. Henderson spearheaded the building of the College’s first residence hall and was leading the next $150-million capital campaign when she was chosen to serve as president of NJCU.

At the national level, Dr. Henderson is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Commission on Education of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and the Commission for Internationalization and Global Engagement of the American Council on Education (ACE). Dr. Henderson was appointed to the Society for College and University Planners Academic Council and serves on the International Women’s Forum.

In New Jersey, Dr. Henderson was appointed to the Task Force on the Alignment of Higher Education Programs and Workforce Development, and co-chairs the Hudson County Alliance for Action. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and of the Board of Directors of NJEDge.net, a research and education network. Recently, Dr. Henderson was appointed co-chair of the Hudson County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns.

Dr. Henderson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the Institute of Higher Education at the University Of Georgia (UGA), as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees in math education from Georgia State University. She presents frequently at professional conferences nationwide and has published on effective teaching practices in the collegiate mathematics classroom, organizational change, and strategic planning. Dr. Henderson has received numerous awards for her work as an educator and administrator.

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean

Former Governor of New Jersey

As two-term Governor of New Jersey, Thomas Kean was rated among America’s most effective state leaders by Newsweek magazine. While Governor, he served on the President’s Education Policy Advisory Committee and as chair of the Education Commission of the States and the National Governor’s Association Task Force on Teaching.

On December 16, 2002, Gov. Kean was named by President George W. Bush to head the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. The Commission’s
work culminated on July 22, 2004, with the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. Its recommendations resulted in the largest intelligence reform in the nation’s history. Gov. Kean served as the chairman of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, a nonprofit entity created with private funds to continue the Commission’s work of guarding against future attacks.

From 1990 until 2005, Gov. Kean served as president of Drew University. During his tenure, applications to Drew increased by more than 40%, the endowment nearly tripled, and more than $60 million was committed to construction and renovation of buildings.

Gov. Kean has served on several national committees and commissions. He headed the American
delegation to the UN Conference on Youth in Thailand, served as vice chairman of the
American delegation to the World Conference on Women in Beijing, and served as a member of President Clinton’s Initiative on Race. He also served on the National Endowment for Democracy.

Gov. Kean is the chairman of the board of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is chair of the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; and is the former chair of Educate America, the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation; and the Newark Alliance. He is co-chairman with Congressman Lee Hamilton of the National Security Preparedness Group. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, American Academy of Art & Sciences and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Columbia University
Teachers College and has served as a trustee of both institutions. He holds more than 30 honorary degrees and numerous awards from environmental and educational organizations, including the Frederick Heldring Global Leadership award; the NAICU Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education; and the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service, among many others.

Gov. Kean is the author of The Politics of Inclusion, published by The Free Press and is co-author of Without Precedent, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. He writes a regular column for The Star Ledger with former Governor Brendan Byrne, appeared as a regular commentator on New Jersey Network News, and has appeared on NJTV public affairs programs including NJToday and On the Record with Michael Aron.

The Keans reside in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Scott Kobler

Partner, McCarter & English, LLP

Scott Kobler is a Partner in the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP, specializing in healthcare and public finance. He joined the Firm in 1982 and has served on its Executive Committee.

Mr. Kobler was appointed a Commissioner of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority in 1992 and soon elected its Chair. Over a twenty year period, he served twice as Chair during the terms of five Governors, formed the New Jersey Network Foundation, served as a Foundation Trustee, and worked with his fellow Trustees and Foundation President Elizabeth Christopherson to elevate the Foundation to one of the State’s most successful charitable organizations and public-private partnerships, raising over $100 million.

Mr. Kobler counsels clients on their financing needs from initial capital formation to deep distress and all points in between. He advises on asset acquisitions and sales, changes in control, realignments, debt restructurings, and federal and state regulatory approvals. Mr. Kobler has served as bond, underwriters’, borrowers’, bank, developers’ and trustees’ counsel for billions of dollars of publicly-traded and privately-held debt in various states with an array of credits. He represents significant healthcare systems, sub-acute providers, colleges, universities, museums, private schools, foundations and social service agencies, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Fortune 500 companies, closely held corporations, and commercial and investment banks. He is capital and general business counsel to scores of nonprofit and for-profit healthcare, educational, civic and social service organizations. Mr. Kobler is a N.J. Super Lawyer and Chambers USA recognizes him as a leader in the healthcare field.

He has been a Trustee of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1995, a Trustee of the Newark Alliance and president of his local school board. Mr. Kobler is a graduate of Princeton University and the Boston University School of Law.

Mr. Kobler is a resident of New Jersey.

Christopher M. Lepre

Executive Vice President, Commercial Business, of Horizon Blue Cross  Blue Shield of New Jersey

Christopher M. Lepre is Executive Vice President, Commercial Business, of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

As a key member of the Horizon BCBSNJ leadership team, Chris views his work as a mission. He’s passionate about helping transform the health care delivery system so that it provides what employees and employers need most.  To that end, he’s committed to moving the company toward a value‐based care model that works  better for everyone.

Mr. Lepre leads the Commercial business unit, and has end‐to‐end responsibility and full accountability for P & L (profit and loss) performance related to the Commercial market segments which include more than 28,000 market group businesses, 2.8 million members, &7.5 billion revenue, the State Health Benefits Program and the Federal Employee Program.

He is responsible for brand management, advertising, marketing, product development, sales and client
management, broker operations, specialty products and services, contracts and underwriting.

Mr. Lepre also leads the commercial Dental business and Horizon Casualty Services, Inc., an industry leader in
providing  administrative services to the workers’ compensation and personal injury protection  (PIP) business sectors.

Mr. Lepre holds a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Management from Wagner College.

He serves as both a Board and Executive Committee member of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lepre also serves on the Board of Trustees and is also a Nominating and Development Committee member of the NJTV Board.

Ann Limberg

Head of Philanthropic Solutions and the Family Office U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Ann Limberg

Ann Limberg is Head of Philanthropic Solutions and the Family Office. She directs the provision of strategy, services and outreach within these dual areas, advancing their synergy and aligned objectives across the wider organization.

As Head of Philanthropic Solutions for Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, Ms. Limberg oversees strategic, fiduciary, and administrative services to help individuals and families grow, manage and preserve philanthropic capital. She also leads U.S. Trust’s direct engagement with nonprofit organizations, facilitating mission fulfillment and organizational stability through investment policy, governance, board and staff education, and development.

As Head of the Family Office, a specialty practice within U.S. Trust, Ms. Limberg oversees a suite of integrated offerings for multi-generational families with complex needs. Working in concert with a family’s advisors, the practice offers integrated financial strategy, investment consulting, fiduciary and administrative services, and cross-generational educational initiatives designed to foster sound stewardship and effective wealth preservation and transfer.

Limberg has worked at Bank of America since 2004, taking on increasing responsibilities within the firm. Her previous roles include Northeast Division Executive for U.S. Trust, where she oversaw client outreach and wealth management strategy across 20 offices in nine states, and Regional Executive, where she led the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware offices of U.S. Trust. Concurrent with her Regional Executive role, Limberg served as New Jersey state president for Bank of America. Ms. Limberg’s career also includes senior leadership positions with Fleet Boston Financial, NatWest and Citibank.

Limberg has garnered a number of professional and civic honors. Irish Americamagazine recognized her as a Wall Street 50 honoree. Other honors include NJBIZ’s 50 Most Powerful Nonprofit Board Members in New Jersey, the United Way’s Women United in Philanthropy Award, The American Conference on Diversity’s Humanitarian Award, the Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to the Policy Makers, and NJBIZ’s New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business and Top 25 Women of Influence.

Passionate about philanthropy, Ms. Limberg holds a number of leadership roles within the wider community. She serves on the board of trustees of The Valley Hospital, Macaulay Honors College Foundation, and Bergen County’s United Way. In addition, Ms. Limberg is a member of the City University of New York’s Business Leadership Council and the Committee of 200, an organization of leading women executives dedicated to fostering growth and increasing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders worldwide.

Ms. Limberg received her B.A. in humanities with a minor in business administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has also completed executive education through the Cannon Trust School.

Tracy A. McManimon

Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, NJM Insurance Company

Tracy McManimon has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of NJM Insurance Company since April 2017.

Ms. McManimon joined NJM in 1986 as a Personal Lines customer service representative. Over the course of the next 30 years, she took on positions of increasing responsibility in underwriting, pricing, reinsurance and product development, culminating with her promotion in 2007 to Vice President. In April 2018, she was elected to NJM’s Board of Directors.

In her current role, Ms. McManimon leads NJM’s commercial and personal lines of business, which include the Garden State’s largest book of workers’ compensation insurance and the second largest book of personal auto insurance.

Ms. McManimon also chairs NJM’s strategic planning efforts and is a member of the Company’s executive leadership team.

Under her guidance, NJM’s dedication to customer satisfaction in personal auto insurance has been repeatedly recognized by national consumer publications, consistently ranking among the highest of any insurer in the country. Ms. McManimon also chaired the Company’s centennial anniversary celebration in 2013, which included the creation of a Teen Driver Safety Program for New Jersey high schools. In 2016, the Program was nationally recognized for its demonstrated results in changing behaviors and attitudes in young drivers, which help reduce teen crashes, injuries and deaths.

Ms. McManimon has been actively involved in fundraising efforts for Trenton-area nonprofits each year since 2012 through NJM’s “Safe at Home” partnership with the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.  For many years prior to that, she led NJM’s Personal Lines employee fundraising efforts on behalf of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

She received her B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University in 1986.

She and her husband, Gary Hansen, live in Pennington, N.J.

Barry H. Ostrowsky

President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health

Barry H. Ostrowsky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system that annually provides treatment and services for more than two million patient visits. He leads the system’s initiatives in ensuring the highest quality health care for patients, and is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the communities.

Barnabas Health includes six acute care hospitals (three are teaching hospitals), two children’s hospitals, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, a free-standing behavioral health center, New Jersey’s largest statewide behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers, three accountable care organizations, and a medical group. The system is comprised of 18,500 employees, (second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (representing one-fifth of the state’s actively practicing physicians), and 445 residents (the state’s largest non-university complement of residents).

Among Barnabas Health’s nationally recognized services and facilities are: New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility – top ten in the U.S.; world-class cardiology and cardiac surgery services – regionally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing; the state’s oldest, most experienced heart transplant program – nationally ranked second of adult programs, performed more than 700 transplants; pediatric cardiac surgery in partnership with NYU School of Medicine; New Jersey’s only lung transplant program; two kidney transplant centers ranked third in the nation of 240 centers, with nearly 40 years of experience; six Joint Commission-certified acute coronary syndrome centers; six accredited stroke centers; comprehensive robotic surgery services; widely recognized services for neurology and neurosurgery, reproductive medicine and science, oncology, geriatrics, and women’s health; and three highest level neonatal intensive care units. Barnabas Health is the only healthcare Founding Partner of the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games.

Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and his present title in January, 2012.

Prior to joining Barnabas Health, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach, Eichler. Throughout his career Mr. Ostrowsky has been actively involved in many organizations. Mr. Ostrowsky received an AB from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law. He resides in New Jersey.

Neal Shapiro, President and CEO, WNET

Neal Shapiro is President and CEO of WNET, as well as President and CEO of Public Media NJ, Inc. WNET is The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces such acclaimed PBS series as Great Performances, American Masters, Nature, Need to Know and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online.

Mr. Shapiro is an award-winning producer and media executive with a 25-year career spanning print, broadcast, cable and online. Before joining WNET in 2007, Mr. Shapiro was President of NBC News, leading its top-rated news programs including Today, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press, as well as Dateline NBC. He was executive producer of Dateline NBC when it was a mainstay of NBC’s schedule. Before that, he spent 13 years at ABC News, where he was a writer and producer for PrimeTime Live and World News Tonight. He has won numerous awards, including 32 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards and 3 Columbia DuPont awards.

He serves on the Boards of Tufts University, Gannett Company and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Robert L. Smartt

Retired, Deputy State Treasurer, NJ Treasury Department

Robert “Bob” Smartt retired from the New Jersey Treasury Department after serving as Deputy State Treasurer, Ethics Officer and State Contract Manager for the New Jersey Lottery gaming system. Mr. Smartt has been involved with public broadcasting for many years, serving as Acting Chairman and Treasurer of the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting Board of Trustees and representing the State Treasurer on the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority Board of Directors. He serves as a Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, and is a member of the Eagleton team developing the Center on the American Governor. His experience includes working as a reporter and editor at the Daily Record in Morristown, as a reporter at the Star-Ledger, and as Deputy Press Secretary for the first Brendan T. Byrne gubernatorial campaign. Mr. Smartt received a B.A. from Drew University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He resides in New Jersey.


NJTV Officers

 Neal Shapiro, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Caroline C. Croen, Treasurer   

Robert A. Feinberg, Secretary   

Patricia T. Northrop, Assistant Secretary