Leading in South Jersey

WRI is guided by the insights and contributions of a representative cross-section of South Jersey’s public, private, and nonprofit leaders and experts.


Walter Rand Institute is a vital partner in development for the whole of southern New Jersey. Our Board consists of a diverse and talented group of individuals who come from all different industries and sectors but all share a passion for the people and communities that make South Jersey a very special place to live, work, and raise our families.

-Hon. Charles Rand, New Jersey Superior Court, retired

Executive Committee


Carolyn Heckman – Chair

Caroline has spent her career connecting the community to health care and banking opportunities. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of the Inspira Health Network Foundation. Carolyn has extensive training and experience in banking, management, and fundraising, and is very active on a number of boards and Chambers of Commerce in Millville and Bridgeton.


Michael Egenton – Vice Chair
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Michael serves as executive vice president, government relations for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, representing the business community on legislative and regulatory matters. He is the chief chamber lobbyist on environmental, transportation, energy, labor, and government reform issues.


Megan Griffault

Megan is a strong business partner, change champion and highly effective HR professional. She is founder and president of Pearl Leadership Solutions. Prior, Megan served as FMC Corporation’s global HR director, and worked for CNBC, L’Oreal USA, and Reuters. She serves on the board for the Public Interest Law Center.


Michael Moynihan
Boys and Girls Club of America

Mike Moynihan has dedicated more than 25 years to serving local communities, including as President of United Way of Camden County, where he raised nearly $5 million annually for community investment in services and programs. Currently, Mike works with Boys and Girls Clubs to advance strategic development and growth.


Sam Donelson

Sam is Vice President at AECOM, a global engineering, design construction management and government services solutions company. Prior, he held a 19-year career at South Jersey Transportation Authority, serving in many roles including executive director.




Nicholas Asselta
The Game Plan

Dennis Culnan Jr.
Phoenix Strategies Inc.

Michael Chait
Greater Atlantic City Chamber 

Robert Curley, lll
TD Bank

Daniel Foley
Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC

Hon. Patricia Egan Jones
fmr New Jersey Assembly
Legislative District 5

James Kehoe
Tonio Burgos & Associates

Hon. Albert Kelly
Mayor, City of Bridgeton

Dr. Alka Kohli
Inspira Health Network

Ian Leonard
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Jane Massey Licata, Esq.
Licata & Tyrrell

Daniel Lombardo
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.

Leah C. Murphy
Campbell Soup Company

Amy Osborne
Republic Bank

Chris Perks
Philadelphia Parking Authority

Hon. Charles Rand
New Jersey Superior Court (Retired)

Cory A. Rand, Esq.
Stark & Stark

Christina Renna
Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Sen. Troy Singleton
New Jersey Senate,
Legislative District 7

Jonathan Young
Freeholder, Camden County