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Close Up: Suzanne E. Andrews

Vice president and general counsel of Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills.

RÉSUMÉ

What you do: As Investors Bank's chief legal officer, I oversee the legal affairs of the bank including litigation, corporate compliance, merger and acquisitions and transactions.

Old gig: General counsel for Healthcare Finance Group, LLC

School Ties: Law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, a master's degree in economics from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Hometown: Tarrytown, N.Y.

JUST JERSEY

When you brag about Jersey to people from out of state, you say: the beaches along the Jersey Shore are magnificent.

Favorite Place at the shore: Lavallette, because it is a little slice of paradise.

Favorite Place to Chow Down: Metuchen Inn and LaRosa Pizzeria and Restaurant, both in Metuchen.

ALL YOU

Historical figure you'd want to meet: Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court

Dream Vacation: anywhere along the Amalfi Coast or Palermo, Sicily

Something about you that your co-workers don't know: I like to refinish and re-purpose old furniture.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Accounting

EisnerAmper LLP, an accounting firm with New Jersey offices in Iselin, has added six partners: Thomas W. Buck, specializing in reorganization and insolvency; Angela Chen, specializing in personal wealth advisory services; Andrew R. Halperin, specializing in the financial services industry; Eleni Tserpelis Lagos, specializing in tax services; Elliott C. Lee, specializing in litigation services and Jerry Ravi, specializing in consulting services.

Banking

M&T Bank named Mark Zurlini vice president and senior commercial real estate relationship manager. He will be responsible for developing relationships and organizing commercial real estate transactions throughout New Jersey.

Zurlini has more than 28 years experience in commercial real estate. Before joining M&T, he spent 15 years as a principal and manager of two private equity commercial real estate funds.

Consumer Goods

Bridgewater consumer health care company Matrixx Initiatives Inc named Lori Norian vice president of marketing for Zicam, a cold remedy brand targeted at women. She will lead team efforts to boost awareness and household penetration of Zicam.

Norian, who previously worked at Unilever, is experienced in consumer packaged goods brand management. She has worked on brands including Hellman's, Ragu, Bertolli and Altoids.

Health Care

Hackensack University Medical Center named Dr. James Wittig vice chairman of orthopedic surgery, chief of orthopedic oncology, and director of the skin and sarcoma division at the John Theurer Cancer Center. Wittig was recognized by his peers as one of the top 13 oncologists in the United States in the publication Orthopedics This Week.

Law

Capehart Scatchard named Ashley T. Mollenthiel and Daniel A. Abelson to its workers' compensation department in Mount Laurel. They will represent insurance carriers and employers in defense of workers' compensation claims.

Mollenthiel worked as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge Francis J. Orlando. Admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, she earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

Abelson, admitted to practice law in New Jersey, District of Columbia, Florida, and New York, earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Marguerite Kneisser has joined the law firm of Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks LLC. Kneisser will be an associate attorney with the Toms River law firm and is a member of both the New Jersey and New York Bar. Before joining the firm, her experience included a judicial law clerkship at the Ocean County Supreme Court, a clerkship with a law firm specializing in civil law and litigation as well as a position as a legal representative for an immigrant rights and international human rights clinic.

Technology

Roselle-based laser printer parts and solutions firm Metrofuser has added service engineer Robert Young to its team. Young will manage Metrofuser's technical training and support department and will play an active role in its special projects group.

Young has 13 years experience in field services with managed print services providers Auxillo Inc. and FloTech and holds certifications with original equipment manufacturers such as Hewlett Packard and Lexmark.

Utilities

Jersey Central Power and Light Co. added three new area managers to its external affairs team: Jacqueline DeFelice, Jacqueline Espinoza, and Adelaida Colon.

  • DeFelice covers portions of Monmouth County and is based at JCP&L's Union Beach office. She has held several positions in customer service, most recently serving as advanced customer service specialist. DeFelice also has experience working as a budget analyst.
  • Espinoza, based in Newton, covers Sussex County. She rejoined JCP&L after working for the company from 1984 to 2004. During her previous term, she held positions in purchasing and sales, including commercial sales representative.
  • Colon, based in Boonton, covers Passaic County. Colon has worked 25 years at JCP&L, holding management positions including supervisor for commercial and residential customer service representatives at parent company FirstEnergy's Customer Contact Center in Reading, Pa.

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