CIANJ Welcomes New Board Members

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CIANJ Welcomes New Board Members


January 25th (Rochelle Park) – Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), an industry leader committed to free enterprise as well as advocating for the improvement of local businesses, announces five new members for its Board of Directors. CIANJ continually strives to represent the diversification of all business sectors as well as the expansion of market leaders. As the new year has started, CIANJ welcomes its new board members: David Capodanno of SobelCo., Patricia Diaz of Dorfman Abrams Music, Matthew Rickert of Columbia Bank, Jennifer Solewski of Bayshore Recycling, and Dr. Kelly Blundy of Spine & Wellness Center.


David Capodanno is a member of the firm at SobelCo., LLC, and will be replacing Sally Glick who will now assume an Honorary position on the board. Capodanno is known for his depth of experience that has profoundly benefited clients across various industry segments including but not limited to manufacturing and distribution, food & beverage, logistics, real estate, and insurance brokers. David takes great effort to provide excellent service customized to the needs of every client.


Patricia Diaz is a partner at Dorfman Abrams Music, LLC. and will be replacing Andy Silverstein who will now assume an Honorary position on the board. Diaz specializes in accounting and auditing as well as tax and consulting services exclusively for not-for-profit organizations. Patricia has over twenty years of experience in the accounting industry with CPA certifications in both New Jersey and New York. She is not only a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants but is also an active participant in the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accounts and the AICPA Not-for-Profit section.


Matthew Rickert is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Columbia Bank and will be replacing Tom Kemly on the board. Rickert is responsible for all consumer and commercial credit and is an active member of the Executive Team which sets strategy for Columbia Bank.  Matthew has over twenty years of experience in his industry as he has previously worked for companies such as JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, etc. He also has his Series 63/Series 79 and SIE licenses.


Jennifer Solewski is the Vice President of Business and Technical Development at Bayshore Recycling and will be replacing Valerie Montecalvo on the board. Jennifer has twenty years of experience in a wide range of areas including program administration, management, environmental consulting, regulatory compliance and permitting, redevelopment, material recycling and solid waste, sales, and business development. Solewski has been responsible for supervising facility-wide environmental compliance and technical sales for the past eleven years. She has been considered an industry leader and has actively participated in CIANJ’s Environmental Business Council steering committee as well as the Board for the Association of New Jersey Recyclers.


Dr. Kelly Blundy is a Chiropractic Physician and Co-Owner of The Spine and Health Center of New Jersey and is a new board member! Dr. Blundy has helped establish and curate a fully operational multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic which includes chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Kelly has many years of board experience as she currently sits on the NJ State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Pascack Valley Board of Education, and the New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance. Dr. Blundy also has postdoctoral training in functional medicine, Board certification in Integrative Medicine, Graston, Trigentics, Active Release Technique, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, and Kinesio Taping


CIANJ is excited to welcome our new board members and appreciates the assistance of all past board members. Thank you to Sally Glick, Andy Silverstein, Tom Kemly, and Valerie Montecalvo for your service.



About CIANJ:


The mission of CIANJ is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance, and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work, and conduct business. Over time, CIANJ has learned how the real value of a business association is found in the relationships built and the resources shared. CIANJ’s forums and business councils are arenas that bring together the brightest minds across professional disciplines in the key areas that affect every business in the state. From finance and healthcare to human resources and the environment, there is always something to learn – or something to share — in our association.

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