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New Jersey Future Appoints Four to Board of Trustees

New members come from Wenonah, E. Windsor, Lebanon Township and Bristol, Pa.

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Dec. 20, 2012
Contact: Elaine Clisham  (eclishamatnjfuturedotorg)  , Director of Communications, 609-393-0008 ext. 102

TRENTON – At its annual meeting Dec. 6, the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees welcomed four new members. The four – Larry DiVietro of Land Dimensions in Glassboro; Don McCloskey of PSEG; Wanda Saez of Wells Fargo, who returns to the board; and Eileen Swan of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation – bring a variety of experience and insight to help guide the organization.

“We’re honored to have these four outstanding leaders join us,” said Peter Reinhart, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University and chairman of New Jersey Future’s board. “They join an esteemed group of trustees who maintain the balance and diversity of interest groups involved in the future shape of New Jersey that distinguish New Jersey Future from similar organizations.”

The four new trustees are:

  • Larry DiVietro Jr., of Wenonah, president and chief executive officer of Land Dimensions Engineering in Glassboro. Mr. DiVietro has 27 years of experience in land use management, site development, design land planning, land surveying and management. He founded Land Dimensions in 1979 and the firm has developed a reputation for designing projects that meet the changing demands of planning and regulatory agencies, as well as accommodating changing social, economic and environmental trends. He is a president of the board of trustees of the Gloucester County YMCA; a member and past president of the board of the Gloucester County College Foundation; a trustee of the Southern New Jersey Development Council; and a trustee of Rowan University. He is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor and Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey and Certified Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
  • Don McCloskey of Bristol, Pa., director of state government affairs for PSEG. Mr. McCloskey is currently responsible for directing the state legislative agenda for PSEG as well as building advocacy for the company’s public affairs initiatives. He previously held the position of director of environmental strategy and policy. Mr. McCloskey has been with PSEG for 36 years holding positions of increasing responsibility in electric power production, environmental and governmental affairs. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of policy, legislative and siting strategies for the PSEG operating companies. He is leading the public affairs teams in support of renewable energy and the preservation of competitive electricity markets. Mr. McCloskey received a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering from Temple University.
  • Wanda I. Saez of E. Windsor, vice president and senior community development officer for Wells Fargo in its southern New Jersey market. Over the course of her career Ms. Saez has had affiliations with several financial institutions, including JP Morgan Chase, Summit Bank and PNC Bank.  She has held various positions in retail banking and sales management. The last 14 years of her career have been dedicated to community development, economic development and the promotion and teaching of financial education.  Wanda has worked to help meet the needs of low- and moderate-income communities both in New York and New Jersey. Wanda has been affiliated with several professional and community groups in various capacities, including the Hispanic Bankers Association – New Jersey Chapter, Latino Leadership Alliance, and Leadership New Jersey (class of 1997).  She has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in both New York and New Jersey including La Casa de Don Pedro Federal Credit Union, Aspira of New Jersey, Hispanic Institute, Community Capital Resources, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, and Alianza Dominicana. This is her second time as a trustee of New Jersey Future.
  • Eileen Swan of Lebanon Township, policy manager at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. For the five years prior to her joining the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in September 2012, Ms. Swan was the executive director for the New Jersey Highlands Council. During her tenure the council drafted, adopted and started the successful implementation of the Highlands Regional Master Plan to protect the waters that are relied upon by over 5 million New Jersey residents. Prior to that she was the executive director of the Office of Smart Growth, serving the State Planning Commission. Eileen also brings to her policy work at the Conservation Foundation the perspective of an elected official. As committee woman and mayor in Lebanon Township for six years Eileen led the municipal efforts to preserve open space and farmland. She was the first mayor to partner with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority to preserve lands in the watersheds that supply water to the Spruce Run Reservoir. Eileen served the state as a member of the Highlands Task Force and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, and was co-chair of Gov. Corzine’s environmental transition team. She has also worked with the Conservation Foundation promoting Garden State Greenways, and on land preservation in Bedminster and Tewksbury townships.

Each trustee serves a three-year term.

About New Jersey Future

New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy.

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