FRANCIS BLANCO, TRUSTEE
Francis Blanco is the former CEO of The Living Hope Empowerment Center in Trenton, NJ. She is currently the Chief of Staff of the Mayor of Trenton, Hon. Eric Jackson.
DR. SIGFREDO A, HERNANDEZ, VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER
Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Marketing with tenure at Rider University where he has worked for 26 years. He oo-founded the Minding Our Business Program at Rider University and directed it from 1997 to 2012. He teaches the service-learning course “Minding Our Business” which trains the Rider University students who mentor the Trenton middle school students in the MOB Spring Program. He obtained a Phd in Business Administration from Temple University in 1988.
TRACEY SYPHAX, TRUSTEE & Chairman
Tracey D. Syphax is Vice President of Phax Group Construction 8: Design LLC. Mr. Syphax is Co-Chairman of the Board of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. Mr. Syphax is also the Co-Chair of the Trustee Board at Union Baptist Church. Mr. Syphax is a Board Member of Capitol City Redevelopment Corporation appointed by Governor Chris Christie over seeing millions of dollars in construction around the Capitol District.
John E. Harmon, Trustee
John is the President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ. He also serves as the Regional VP of NY & NJ for the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a Board member of The National Black Chamber of Commerce, & The American Chamber of Commerce Executives and is a member of The US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. He has an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Business Management.
DEBBIE SCHAEFFER, TRUSTEE
Debbie Schaeffer is the third generation owner and President of Mrs. G’s TV and Appliances for the last 13 years. Prior to owning Mrs. G’s, she has been a self-employed residential builder and a Developer at Mansion Hill Estates. Debbie is also a firm believer in and frequent supporter of local community and charities. Debbie received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.
PETER CROWLEY, TRUSTEE
Peter Crowley has been the President and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce for four years. Throughout his career, Peter has served as Senior Vice President at Citibank and Bank of America. Peter was also the President and CEO of the Bank of Princeton. Peter received his Masters in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.
KEVIN W. WORTHAM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kevin is the oo-founder of MOB, Lead Entrepreneurship Instructor of the MOB Summer Program since 1997 and has directed the MOB Advanced Program since 2004. Previous work includes being a Trainer/Teacher in Entrepreneurship for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship in New York City. He is a Trustee of the Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton, NJ. He obtained a Bachelor in Science with a concentration in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987.