Crawford Honored by Executive Women of NJ
Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) honored Kelly Strange Crawford, cochair of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, alongside 31 other women leaders. Crawford was recognized for her professional achievements and efforts towards advancing women’s leadership. Special guest honoree First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy was also honored at the organization’s biennial gala, “Salute to the Policy Makers,” on May 9, 2018, at The Palace at Somerset Park. Susan Chapman-Hughes, senior vice president of global commercial services at American Express, served as the keynote speaker, and Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources, served as the honorary chair. Crawford said she is “mindful of the fact that I am one of just a handful of women in the top position at major law firms around the country. We need a strong pipeline of future female leaders, in the legal and corporate worlds, and I am pleased that EWNJ is committed to helping women excel and advance in business.” EWNJ also spotlighted the gender diversity efforts of companies named to its “2018 Business Honor Roll”: Prudential Financial and South Jersey Industries.
Denitzio Receives Middlesex Bar Award
In recognition of service to the bar, Thomas J. Denitzio Jr. of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis in Woodbridge was chosen for the ‘Arthur H. Miller Lawyer Achievement Award’ recognized on May 23, 2018, at The Estate at Farrington Lake in East Brunswick, in conjunction with the Middlesex County Bar Association’s 104th annual installation. Denitzio previously was with Chamberlin & Hobb in Cranford and Sills, Cummis & Gross. Denitzio is past president of the county bar and a former co-chair of the Real Estate Committee. He lectures regularly at association CLE events, including his annual seminar on recent developments in real estate. Denitzio also is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey Commercial Property Division, and the Appraisal Institute Metro New Jersey Chapter. He is a partner at Greenbaum Rowe, where he co-chairs the real estate department and chairs the real estate and commercial financing transactions practice group.
Day Pitney Holds Annual JBWS Summer Drive
For the fifth consecutive year, employees in Day Pitney’s Parsippany office collected items for the Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS), a full-service domestic abuse prevention agency based in Morris County. A wide range of summer items—including reusable water bottles, beach towels, bathing suits and sunscreen, as well as monetary donations—were collected over the past several weeks to help support the children living in the local shelter and the nearly 100 families supported by its services.
Hill Wallack Accepts HomeFront Diaper Challenge
Hill Wallack participated in the HomeFront “diaper challenge,” a month-long collection aimed at raising 100,000 diapers and baby wipes. On June 12, 2018, Wendy Cohen, John Petrangeli and Eileen Garretson of Hill Wallack presented Connie Mercer, the president of HomeFront, with these items for the families in Mercer County. HomeFront is to open a “diaper resource center” to support families in Mercer County. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby, but state and federal program support is lacking, according to the firm. HomeFront’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in New Jersey.