Executive vice president/director of sales, Valley National Bank
What you do: As director of sales I lead the development, implementation and execution of all business strategies and sales initiatives throughout the bank.
Old gig: First senior vice president/director of marketing, shareholder relations and public relations
Goals: My goal is to identify new opportunities for revenue growth, as well as managing the sales efforts throughout New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Pennsylvania.
School ties: Livingston High School in Livingston; graduated Centenary College, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in marketing and management. Executive MBA in marketing and management from Rutgers Business School
Family tree: Husband Timothy; daughters Brittany, Chelsea and Jessica; son Michael; grandchildren Ryanne, Rhett and Evelyn
Favorite place at the Shore: The beach in Cape May.
When you brag about Jersey to people from out of state, you say: We are home of the NY Giants.
Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: Bruce and Bon Jovi!
Favorite place to chow down: Zen for sushi.
Favorite TV show: Jeopardy!
What you wanted to be when you were 6: A nurse.
Celebrity you'd like to meet: Celine Deon
Dream vacation: A safari in Africa.
Your passion: I love to visit with Make-A-Wish children and hear their wishes. It just seems to make my day a whole lot brighter.
Something about you that your co-workers don't know: I rode dirt bikes as a teenager and love to ride through the mud.
Sun Home Loans, the residential mortgage division of Sun National Bank, named Theresa M. Trainum senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Trainum, who has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, will oversee daily operations and team management at Sun Home Loans. She will lead initiatives across key areas including strategic planning, compliance, finance, customer service, business development and marketing.
The Egg Harbor Township resident is a former vice president and fulfillment site leader with Bank of America/Countrywide, where she oversaw high-volume loan production, customer service, operations, compliance and business development.
Burris Construction Co., based in Moorestown, promoted Nicholas Keenan to vice president.
He joined the firm in 2011 and previously served as a LEED green associate.
Anthony Panzarino joined Parsons Corp.'s bridge and tunnel division as a senior program director and New Jersey area manager.
In the role, Panzarino is responsible for managing the division's large, complex projects and its operations in the firm's new office in Newark. He also is responsible for talent management, business development and business strategy development.
Panzarino has more than 30 years of experience managing, planning, analyzing, designing, engineering and supervising the construction of transportation projects. Before joining Parsons, he served as the principal-in-charge for the Garden State Parkway widening and Lincoln Tunnel helix rehabilitation projects.
Delta Dental of New Jersey appointed Dr. Keith Libou chief clinical officer of the Parsippany-based operation.
Libou, who has more than 15 years of experience in large group practice, previously held the position for Dental Care Alliance and served as that firm's affiliated multilocation group practice in Pennsylvania. He is licensed to practice dentistry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Robert M. Pickoff was named chief medical officer for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.
Pickoff, who has more than 16 years of management experience in the hospital industry, will coordinate medical affairs and the medical staff office, while assisting in the achievement of the hospital's goals as it relates to quality, service and physician alignment.
The board-certified internist, who specializes in cardiovascular disease, most recently served as chief medical officer at Hunterdon Medical Center and Saint Clare's Health System in Denville.
Montclair State University appointed Jerry Cutler vice president of human relations.
Cutler, who took over the post Feb. 3, will oversee and develop university talent acquisition, staffing, affirmative action and other areas related to human resources.
He is a former assistant attorney general and principal counsel to the Maryland State Labor Relations Board. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Goldstein Group, a Paramus-based retail brokerage firm, promoted Mark Handwerker to vice president.
Handwerker has completed more than 1 million square feet of retail transactions, handling lease and sale deals for landlords and tenants. He has been a Goldstein employee for more than five years.
Christopher Henderson joined Marlton-based Wolf Commercial Real Estate as a sales associate.
Henderson will be charged with expanding Wolf's landlord and tenant representation practice areas.
Middlesex Water Company, based in the Iselin section of Woodbridge, named Jay L. Kooper vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Kooper has 15 years of experience representing electric, gas, water, wastewater, telephone and cable companies, as well as municipalities and private clients before government entities. He most recently served as director of regulatory affairs for Hess Corp.
He received his law degree from George Washington University Law School.