The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey on Wednesday announced the retirement of the organization’s two top leaders, effective at the close of 2019, along with the announcement of new leadership for 2020.
Debra DiLorenzo, president and cheif executive officer, and Kathleen Davis, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire from the Chamber. Christina Renna will assume the responsibilities of president, effective Jan. 1, 2020, and serving under her as second-in-command will be Meredith Lorrilliere as senior vice president, Operations Special Events & Communications.
“The incoming leadership is poised to continue the Chamber’s long tradition of serving southern New Jersey’s business community with distinction, and to fulfilling the needs of the region’s current and future business leaders,” Joseph Devine, chairman of the board for the said. “The CCSNJ’s Board and its Executive Committee have the utmost confidence in these two leaders.”
Renna currently serves as the Chamber’s senior vice president. She has held several private sector positions, including a previous three-year stint with the Chamber beginning in 2007, and in the public sector working in the office of former Gov. Chris Christie.
Renna currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden, and on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton.
Lorrilliere has nearly 19 years of experience working in various roles in chamber management, serving in communications, special events, and operational positions. Additionally, she has served on the board of trustees for the South Jersey Young Professionals Association since 2015, and has served in the leadership role of Secretary since 2017.i