MC Nonprofit Committee to host lunch seminar on leveraging assets for nonprofits

The MC’s Nonprofit Committee will host Leveraging Your Assets: Strategy & Planning Considerations, a a lunch seminar, on Wednesday, May 18 at MCHQ featuring speakers: Carmine Marchionda, Frank Recine, Doug Brown and John Corcoran. The professionals will reveal how they’ve come together to collaborate in assisting a local nonprofit to develop and execute a strategic plan for leveraging the organization’s real estate, human capital and fundraising assets.

It is encouraged that all executive leaders, board, development and planning staff attend the lunch to gain a comprehensive guide to planning strategically in terms of driving nonprofit organizations.

When & where:

The event will be held at the MCHQ – Business Hub, located at 1099 Wall Street West, Suite 110, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. It will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST.

About the speakers:

Carmine G. Marchionda, President of Horizon Pest Control

Carmine G. Marchionda joined the 51-year-old, New Jersey-based pest control services company on October 11, 2021 as President assuming responsibility for day-to-day operations. Horizon is a second-generation family owned and operated business serving a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, not-for-profit and pharmaceutical clients. Horizon ranks among the top 85-pest control businesses nationally and proudly serves over 10,000 clients throughout the NJ/NY Metropolitan Area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Rockland County). Horizon’s comprehensive approach to pest control and quality services sets it apart from other companies.

With more than 30 years of executive leadership, management and financial experience in healthcare, government and nonprofit entities, Marchionda most recently served as CEO of the Arc Rockland, a not-for-profit agency that works with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. Prior to this, he served as President/CEO of Spectrum for Living, a New Jersey-based human services organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also worked alongside a design team as a Public Management & Healthcare Specialist at the Goldstein Partnership Architects where he helped to design state-of-the-art facilities. He has held positions within the public sector as a nursing home administrator, long-term care consultant and as County Administrator for Sussex County, where he oversaw 40 departments serving approximately 150,000 residents.

Carmine is a Certified Public Manager, holds a Master’s degree in public administration and healthcare management from Kean University, and earned both an MBA and BA from William Paterson University. He and his family reside in Ogdensburg.

Frank D. Recine, Executive Managing Director – Brokerage – Multi Market, JLL

Frank Recine is an executive managing director in the brokerage services division of JLL.  He has a strong background in transaction structures, lease negotiations and consulting services.  He is highly valued as a tenant advisory and corporate services representative throughout the United States.

Frank’s expertise is in negotiating mid-to-large size, complex real estate transactions. With a client focused philosophy, he has assisted many companies throughout the United States. Prior to joining JLL, Frank was with Newmark Knight Frank for 13 years, where he became the youngest Principal during his tenure with the firm. Previously, Frank was with CBRE, where he developed a reputation for his motivation and commitment to clients, and gained an in-depth knowledge of the U.S. markets. Prior to his real estate career, Frank was a case manager with the prominent New York City law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he managed a team of 10 paralegals in a two-year, multimillion dollar arbitration.

Frank graduated with Honors and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University.  He later attended Pace University Law School, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree with a focus in environmental laws and regulations. Frank has been admitted to practice law in both NY and NJ. Among Franks many achievements – he was Recognized as NJBiz Power 50 – 2019, 2020 & 2021 and “Real Estate ROI Influencers” – 2018 – 2020.

Doug Brown, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm Associates LLC

Mr. Brown is Chairman and CEO of Paradigm Associates, a company he founded in 1985, and is now represented by professionals in multiple states. He has worked with clients in over fifty different industries and sectors, representing every corner of the US and Canada. He has worked with people from Central America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

His previous career included both line & staff management responsibilities in several companies, including Procter & Gamble.

Before graduating from the University of Delaware with a B.A, Doug was very active both locally and nationally. He led both campus and national organizations, earned an internship in the U.S. Senate, and received an Undergraduate Research Grant to study Leadership Styles vs. Group Behavior.

An active member of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber since 2010, Doug received the Arline Simpson Leadership Award in 2014. He has served on the Programs & Education committees, and has been a consultant to the Chamber Board and Executive team ever since he assisted with their Strategic Planning process.  The New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) honored him as its Outstanding Associate Member in 2017, and the Trusted Advisors Network inducted Doug into their Hall of Fame in 2019.

When not working, Doug is an active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) and President of the Atlantic Harmony Brigade.  Doug was elected and served on the Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors and the BHS International Board of Directors. In 2015, the Mid-Atlantic District inducted him into their Hall of Honor.

John Corcoran, Managing Director of Merritt Walsh Associates, LLC

John has been a highly successful executive in the strategic business development arena for over 30 years. John is the Managing Director at Merritt Walsh Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that raises performance for its nonprofit and for-profit clients. With an expertise in strategy implementation and business consulting, John has successfully led many organizations to reach their goals.  John is a strategic partner with D’Alessandro, Inc., and he spent 13 years with Pascack Valley Hospital, over five of which included leading the Foundation through an organizational transition and a successful capital campaign. Before leaving the hospital when it closed in 2007, John held the positions at the hospital of Sr. Vice President of External Relations, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, as well as President of the NJ Hospital Association Fund Raising Executives.

John serves on several nonprofit boards, and as a consultant has achieved success with many sizes and types of organizations. Having worked in healthcare, consumer products and consulting services, John has a unique understanding of the business landscape. He is a graduate of William Paterson University and is a member of the Board at Commerce and Industry Association of NJ, Immaculate Heart Academy and Street 2 Street Basketball.   John is a frequent conference speaker in the nonprofit as well as the for-profit arena. In addition, as a panel moderator, John uniquely keeps the event pace on target, while inserting humor and a smooth transition between panelists and topics.


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