Christie campaign’s finance leaders are who’s who in N.J. business

NJBIZ STAFF//June 30, 2015//

Christie campaign’s finance leaders are who’s who in N.J. business

NJBIZ STAFF//June 30, 2015//

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With his long-awaited presidential bid officially underway, Gov. Chris Christie has tapped a cadre of high-profile and influential business leaders to spearhead financing for the campaign.The group includes everyone from developers and life sciences CEOs to attorneys and utility executives. Many of them are longtime members of Christie’s inner circle and regulars on the annual NJBIZ Power 100 list, such as Morristown-based developers Jon F. Hanson and Finn Wentworth, who serve as co-chairs of his “New Jersey Finance Leadership Team.”

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Here is the full roster, with their company names when applicable:

  • Co-chair: Jon F. Hanson, Hampshire Real Estate Cos.
  • Co-chair: Finn Wentworth, Normandy Realty
  • Fred Alworth, Gibbons PC
  • Jim Appleton
  • Rich Bagger, Celgene Corp.
  • Jon Bramnick, Bramnick Rodriguez Mitterhoff Grabas Woodruff LLC
  • Jeff Chiesa, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
  • Todd Christie, Ernst & Young
  • John Clancy, Education & Health Centers of America Inc.
  • Kurt Conti, Conti Group
  • Arthur Corwin, Arthur Corwin Civil Engineering
  • Fletch Creamer, Fletch Creamer & Sons Contractors
  • Keith Davis, Nehmad Perillo & Davis
  • Ed Deutsch, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter
  • Peter de Neufville, de Neufville & Co.
  • Craig Domalewski, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski PC
  • Larry Downes, New Jersey Resources
  • Mike DuHaime, Mercury
  • Patrick Dunican, Gibbons P.C.
  • Mike Ferguson, Ferguson Strategies LLC
  • Nelson Ferreira, Ferreira Construction Co. Inc.
  • Dale Florio, Princeton Public Affairs Group
  • Daniel Geltrude, Geltrude & Company LLC
  • Michael Gilfillan, BCS Capital
  • Christine Gilfillan
  • George Gilmore, Gilmore and Monahan
  • Larry Hesse, Hesse Construction
  • Russ Hewit, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski PC
  • Bob Hugin, Celgene Corporation
  • John Inglesino, Inglesino, Pearlman, Wyciskala & Taylor
  • Larry Inserra, Inserra Supermarkets
  • Ralph Izzo, Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Dr. Seema Jain, Gynae Galaxy
  • Dr. Rachana Kulkarni, Medicor Cardiology
  • Jerry Langer, Langer Transport Co.
  • John Lutz, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Tom Maoli, Lexus of Route 10
  • Alex Markowits, Spring Hill Communities
  • W. Nevins McCann, Connell Foley
  • Ketan Mehta, Tris Pharma
  • Bruce Meisel, First Westwood Realty and Jefferson Realty
  • Nick Menas, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Jeff Michaels, Optimus Partners
  • State Sen. Kevin O’Toole, O`Toole Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu LLC
  • David Pecker, American Media
  • Chris Polimeni
  • Sam Raia, Raia Properties
  • Laura Saker, Saker ShopRites
  • Richard Saker, Saker ShopRites
  • John Saraceno, Onyx Equities
  • David Satz, Caesars Entertainment
  • Brent Saunders, Actavis
  • John Sette, Lohman & Associates Inc.
  • Chuck Shotmeyer, Shotmeyer Bros
  • Michele Siekerka, New Jersey Business & Industry Association
  • Candy Straight, movie producer
  • Vincent Tufariello, Atrium Health Group
  • Ed Walsh, Avison Young
  • Jim Weinstein
  • Jerry Zaro, Sills Cummis


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