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Executive Advisory Council
Shaping the Future of Learning in Northern NJ

The Executive Advisory Council (EAC) is a group of 19 executives from diverse companies who shape the direction NNJ-ATD and the learning community, sharing successes and challenges.

Executive and management education
Leadership development
Organizational development
Maximizing the use of learning technology


Each year, the EAC plans four to six meetings, leading to the exchange of ideas through a virtual forum and the publication of white papers on emerging L&D issues.  It also conducts an annual Learning Leaders Forum to provide the latest solutions to the wider circle of business leaders in New Jersey and surrounding communities.

Member Benefits:
Participating in a leadership circle that guides the future of learning
Networking with other senior learning professionals
Collaborating with NNJ-ATD and shaping its strategic direction
Supporting the annual Learning Leaders' Forum

EAC was founded in 2006 as an arm of the NNJ-ATD by long-time members Mike Giambra and Vince Varallo. 

EAC members are:


Tony Irace


C: 973.632.6943


Meg Paradise


C: 908.358.5262


Allen, Mark (Accenture)

Fein, Paul (IDD Leadership Group)

Finkle, Marty (Scotwork)

Giambalvo, Vince (Retired)

Giambra, Mike (Esource)

Gosselin, Guy (Benjamin Moore)

Greagor, Debbie (Novartis)

Irace, Tony (ADP)

MacDonald, Victoria (Audible)

Moriates, Robin (Dassault Aviation)

Nerkurar, Tij (Tata Interactive Systems)

Paradise, Meg (Summit Health Management)

Peterson, Frederica (3D Careers)

Rosenberg, Mike (CIT)

Sawyer, Rick (Wyndham Worldwide)

Sherman, Nicolette (Sanofi)

Sherwood, Kathy (InfoPro Learning)

Sitek, Steve (Novartis)

Troianello, Christine (Prudential)

Varallo, Vince (Varallo International)

Walter, Charlie (BASF)



EAC member companies have included:

ADP Inc.*
Affinity Health Plan*
Audible, Inc.
Benjamin Moore*
Becton Dickenson
ESource Corp.*
 Fairleigh Dickinson
J.H. Cohn
Kumon NA*


* Current companies

• Lucent
• Maquet Cardiovascular/Getinge Medical*
• McCabe
• Merck
 Metro North Railroad*
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals NA*
• RIM/BlackBerry Ricoh USA

• Sherwood Learning Solutions LLC*
• Tata Interactive*
Tiffany & Company
• Varallo International*
• Wyeth



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