Executive director of the AtlantiCare Foundation, Egg Harbor Township
What you do: I help donors find the best way to make gifts that are most meaningful to them. As the executive director for the AtlantiCare Foundation, I supervise all aspects of the health care system's fundraising, including major gifts, planned giving, online and annual fund giving, and fundraising through events.
Old gig: Executive director of planned giving at Villanova University, where I worked with donors and fundraisers on the most complicated and largest gifts, including several of more than $1 million.
School ties: Temple University, doctor of education; Princeton Theological Seminary, master of divinity; and Asbury University, bachelor's degree.
Family tree: I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary with my very loving and understanding wife on Sept. 9. We have a 9-year old son who will be a fourth-grader this fall.
Hometown: I grew up near Pittsburgh, but consider Newtown, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to be my real hometown.
Favorite place at the Shore: Ocean City: the boardwalk and the 59th Street Pier.
Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: I've been playing in bands and small groups since high school, and have broad tastes in music. There's never been anybody better than Frank Sinatra.
Giants or Jets, Yankees or Mets: I was Terry Bradshaw's paperboy when I was in junior high, and he brought home four rings before I started college, so I'll go to my grave as a Steelers fan. My wife was a reporter for the Phillies in her teens, so we're a Steelers/Phillies family.
Celebrity you'd like to meet: I'd love to meet Darius Rucker and to play 'Wagon Wheel' with him. I would fiddle while he played guitar.
Historical figure you'd want to meet: I'd want to meet both Generals Stonewall Jackson and William Tecumseh Sherman – but not at the same time.
Your passion: I have always loved teaching. I once taught a college course in a maximum-security prison.
Laura Kucera was named chief marketing officer of Friedman LLP, a Manhattan firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. Kucera will work out of New York City.
Kucera, who has more than 15 years' experience, will be responsible for marketing, communications and business development with the firm. Before joining Friedman, Kucera served as marketing director of Grant Thornton's National financial services and capital markets practices.
KPMG, a provider audit, advisory and tax services, has named Chris Long an advisory managing director within the firm's technology service network. Before joining KPMG, Long served as chief technological office for emerging markets Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Based in the Netherlands, KPMG has offices in Montvale and Woodcliff Lake.
TD Bank has named Lakesha N. Milbourne vice president and store manger of the company's Clement Bridge Road location in Deptford. She is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, and managing personnel and overseeing daily operations at the Gloucester County site. She has 11 years' banking experience, joining the company last year from Bank of America.
Valley National Bank has named Steve B. Vitale to first vice president, team leader of the Livingston Commercial Loans division on Mount Pleasant Avenue, in Livingston.
Vitale, who has 22 years' banking experience, will be responsible for managing staff to increase middle-market commercial lending opportunities, as well as maintaining and growing existing relationships in the team portfolio. Vitale received a bachelor's degree in finance from St. John's University.
Trico Lift has named Chris Carmolingo chief executive officer, replacing company co-founder and former president Ken Pustizzi, who announced his retirement earlier this year from the Millville-based aerial lift specialist.
Carmolingo is an 18-year veteran of the company and most recently served as chief operating officer, leading daily management of the company's eight branches in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions.
John P. Quirke has joined SorinRand LLP as partner of the East Brunswick firm SorinRand LLP and chair of its employment practices group. Quirke focuses on employment and labor law, as well as trade secret protection.
Quirke counsels companies, management and executives in areas including wage and hour law, employment discrimination and harassment, restrictive covenants, employee leave, and executive compensation. He also represents clients in employment disputes — including negotiations, grievance and arbitration matters — and litigation in federal and state courts.
Admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Quirke he earned his law degree in 1990 from Villanova University School of Law.
Cherry Hill-based staffing company The Protocall Group has added five team members:
Rae Pastore was named business development and recruitment specialist, and Caroline Zanghi was named information technology recruiter, both in the technology and finance and accounting divisions. Their responsibilities include recruiting talent in technology, information and technology, and finance and accounting fields for contract and direct-hire positions for Protocall Group clients plus generating new business.
In addition, Deanna Allison, a sales assistant in the health care and office and professional divisions in both the Cherry Hill and Philadelphia offices, will be responsible for generating sales leads and assisting with new business development, as well as providing support to client development specialists.
Jennifer Gillman, a staffing supervisor in the health care and office and professional divisions in the Cherry Hill office, will be responsible for recruitment and client services.
Christina Ellis, a sales assistant in the industrial division in the Woodbury office, will generate sales leads and provide support to the client development specialists.