Plainsboro, NJ (January 07, 2013) Einstein’s Alley, the private, non-profit economic development initiative for Central New Jersey, is proud to announce the addition of Darren Hammell, COO and Co-Founder of Princeton Power Systems, Ryan Stark Lilienthal , a Princeton attorney specializing in immigration law, and Michael A. Palladino, Dean of Science Monmouth University as new members of the Board of Trustees.
Darren Hammell, a Princeton University graduate and winner of the first place in the 2001 Princeton University Business Plan Contest, was named one of Red Herring Magazine’s “Young Moguls” and NJ-BIZ’s “Forty Under 40” business leaders in New Jersey. He is a member of the Board of the New Jersey Technology Council, the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy/Clean Technology Industry Workforce Advisory Council and a Founding Trustee of the non-profit New Jersey Solar Industry Manufacturer’s Association.
Ryan Stark Lilienthal serves on the board of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN); and advisory board of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF). He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and serves as the New Jersey chapter’s Legislative Liaison. In addition, Mr. Lilienthal hosts In the Public Interest, a live radio program on WIMG AM 1300, co- chairs Princeton Future, and chairs the Einstein’s Alley Task Force on Immigration. He received his B.A. in Religion from Tufts University and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Michael A. Palladino is Dean of the School of Science and Associate Professor of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He has received several awards for research and teaching and his research has been funded by over $700,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the NJ Sea Grant College Program among others. Dr. Palladino , who is a graduate of Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) and completed a Ph.D at the University of Virginia, has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and is the co-author of Introduction to Biotechnology an undergraduate textbook that is currently used at over 100 institutions throughout the world.
Continuing as members of the Einstein’s Alley Corporation Board are: Jay Davis, Project Executive, Turner Construction, John E. Gagliano, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of EPS Corporation in Tinton Falls, NJ, Karen A. JeziernyPrinceton University Director of Public Affairs, Stephen J. Kasser, President of SJK Communications in Fleminton, NJ, and Pascal Seradarian, former CEO Hutchinson Industries.
Dr. Herbert Greenberg, President and CEO, Caliper Corporation and Louis P. Wagman, Technology Management Associates and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, NJIT Enterprise Development Center are Trustees Emeritus.
Executive Director, Katherine Kish, President of Market Entry, Inc. serves as an officer and ex-officio member of the Board. Richard J. Pinto, Princeton Managing Shareholder, Stevens and Lee P.C. is the Corporate Secretary.
Einstein’s Alley helps enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in its five county Central New Jersey region in order to attract and retain technology-based businesses. Einstein’s Alley, a 501C4, collaborates and coordinates with existing governmental, non-profit and business sectors to help grow the region as a magnet for entrepreneurial activity and as a globally recognized economic powerhouse.
Einstein’s Alley is currently raising awareness through conferences/presentations, STEM gatherings and a municipal sign program designating the high tech corridor at key locations; fostering more entrepreneurial funding in New Jersey as well as spotlighting issues surrounding immigration and employment.