My fellow Metro New Jersey Chapter members, I am honored to serve as your 2023 Chapter President. As we continue to move out of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am looking forward to leading such an important association, which I have been a member of since 2011 and bringing the chapter into a world of a new normal. Our industry is facing several new regulations and challenges coming our way. The need for a strong presence is needed now more than ever. We must find ways to evolve and grow to keep our profession at the forefront.
We have a lot of exciting events in the works for the 2023 year. One of the events I am most excited for is our yearly fundraiser. Ed Marashlian and I had a discussion months ago about different events he enjoyed over the years with one of his favorites being the NYC Harbor Cruise. He and I both thought that would be a great event to bring back for our fundraiser. In light of Ed’s untimely passing, we will be honoring his memory with the Ed Marashlian Harbor Cruise which we hope to make an annual event. This year we will be raising money for Rebuilding Warriors, a wonderful organization that raises funds to provide service dogs to veterans. Stay tuned for additional information.
I want to thank John Musnuff for his service to the chapter this past year. Under his leadership we were able to bring the Princeton Conference back in-person with a very successful hybrid addition. I would also like to thank Daria D’Agostino, Robert Heuner and Susan Landau for their service to the board for the past three years and welcome our new board members Tammy Bucior and Tom Grouss.
I look forward to working closely with our 2023 Leadership Team; Joseph Wisniewski, Vice President, Katherine Tantinan, Treasurer and Dan Webb, Secretary and exploring their ideas and the knowledge they bring with them, together we will continue the long standing tradition of being “Chapter One”.
Again, I want to thank you all for this honor to be your 2023 Chapter President and I look forward to an exciting year ahead. Happy Holidays to you and your families.
Jennifer Barany, MAI, SRA
2023 Metro NJ Chapter President