What you do: Oversee operations of Kennedy's three acute-care hospitals in southern New Jersey, and its related ambulatory services and subsidiaries.
Old gig: Senior vice president of administration and external relations.
School ties: Master's degree in business administration, St. Joseph's University, 1985. Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University, 1979
Family tree: Wife Dina; two daughters, Mackenzie and Olivia.
Favorite place at the Shore: Any Jersey Shore boardwalk in the morning.
Giants or Jets, Yankees or Mets: None: Eagles and Phillies.
Favorite place to chow down: Lamberti's Luna Rossa, in Washington Township, Gloucester County.
What you wanted to be when you were 6: A fireman
Historical figure you'd want to meet: Pope John Paul II
Something about you that your co-workers don't know: I was an altar boy.
Accounting firm Friedman LLP has added Lee Shields to its partner group, working out of the Marlton office.
Shields has more than 20 years' public accounting and tax experience with clients in the real estate, manufacturing, distribution and technology sectors. He also has worked with service industries including legal and medical practices.
Shields' expertise includes corporate, partnership and individual income tax planning, and preparation services. He also has experience creating plans to minimize taxes for closely held companies and their stockholders, and in representing clients before federal and state taxing authorities.
Investors Bank has named Deborah A. Leonard to vice president and client care manager. Leonard will oversee operations for the call center at the bank, in the Short Hills section of Millburn. The call center fields customer service inquiries from the company's retail and business customers.
Leonard previously worked for 25 years at Verizon Communications, most recently as telecommunications area manager. She is a New Jersey native and lives in Lanoka Harbor.
Thomas G. Heim was named chief financial officer of AJS Capital Holdings LLC.
Heim, a charted financial analyst, has held senior roles at engineering firms and organizations in related industries. Heim also will lead expansion of the surety consulting and forensics practice as part of Warren Professional Services LLC, a sister company of AJS focused on insurance and litigation support.
Based in Warren Township, AJS Capital is the management entity for a family of companies serving private equity, banking, insurance, engineering, construction, health care, pharmaceutical, science and manufacturing industries.
Certified financial planner Tara Conti has joined Princeton firm Glen Eagle Advisors LLC.
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