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CEO of Year: Gail Marino

The New Jersey Credit Union League, now in its 80th year, recently presented its 2014 CEO of the Year Award to Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gail Marino.


Marino received the award in September at the League’s annual convention where she was recognized by her peers. Marino has headed the Vineland-based, member-owned organization for nearly two years. Prior to accepting the CEO position, she served as vice president of Business Development, growing Bay Atlantic’s membership by adding 125 new participating employer groups.


The Cumberland County Guidance Center honored Cumberland County College

President Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe at an awards ceremony on November 19.


Dr. Isekenegbe received the 2014 Menthal Health Distinguished Community Leader for his

work at the college and throughout the community.


Isekenegbe, who has served as the college’s president since 2009, previously served as

the college’s vice president of academic affairs and enrollment services from 2002 to 2009.


He has extensive credentials in education and community service.


“We are so proud to honor Dr. Isekenegbe for his work with young people and adults, that in so many ways enhances the mental health and well-being of our community,” said M. Jay Einstein, president of the Guidance Center. “His many efforts to provide resources for people with needs, including the homeless, underserved, and those with mental health and social service issues, are to be commended.”


Community Leader: Isekenegbe Honored


During her tenure, the Vineland-based credit union has also received the New Jersey Credit Union League’s highest marketing award for two consecutive years. According to the New Jersey Credit Union League, the CEO of the Year Award recognizes the work a credit union leader has done over the past year. Areas of consideration for this honor include achievements and developments for the credit union, community support and membership advocacy. In a recent report to members, she said, “Listening closely to our members’ financial needs, their challenges and responding with solutions that help them succeed in reaching their goals – that’s what we do.” 


According to her colleagues, Marino received the top honor for this kind of understanding and compassion as a leader and advocate. Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Founded in 1939 by nine employees of the Kimble Glass Company, today Bay Atlantic is made up of more than 8,400 members and assets of more $53 million, including 172 select employee and association groups. Members are served  on Elmer Road in Vineland and on Second Street in Millville. Traditional lending and savings products as well as electronic and mobile banking programs are available.

The Ebola Virus: Inspira details system's protocol


Two experts in the field of infectious diseases from Inspira Health Network spoke at the November general luncheon and explained what Inspira is doing to prepare for and respond to a patient potentially infected with the Ebola virus. 


Marlene Fischer, RN, BSN, Emergency Preparedness Manager, and Tim Bowers, Director for the Infection Prevention and Control Department at Inspira used a PowerPoint presentation to guide our members through the hospital system's step-by-step protocol in handling the possibility of any patient or staff member infected with the Ebola virus.

Marlene Asselta

Tim Bowers

Christy DiLeonardo, Division Director of Business Services, Cumberland-Salem Workforce Investment Board (WIB), was the guest speaker at October's Chamber luncheon.


DiLeonardo spoke on the WIB's roles and responsibilities and how the One Stop Career Center can assist employers hire and train the right employee.  She also reviewed grants and incentives for training as well as customized training programs available. 




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