Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, 600 Alexander Road, Suite 3-2, Princeton 08540. 609-924-1776. Peter Crowley, president and CEO. www.princetonmercerchamber.org.
Peter Crowley, who has led the Princeton Mercer Chamber as president and CEO since 2008, has announced that he will retire from the role at the end of 2020.
His tenure saw the chamber grow to one of the largest in the state, culminating in the 2018 merger of the Princeton Regional Chamber and the MIDJersey Chamber to become the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. Prior to joining the chamber he was the founding president and CEO of the Bank of Princeton.
“One of the greatest rewards of my career has been serving as CEO of the chamber,” Crowley said in a statement. “It is such a pleasure to represent our clients, who fuel our economy and create jobs. And despite the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, the financial strength, quality of programming, and commitment and excellence of our staff, the PMRC is well positioned for continued success.”
The chamber’s board of directors will lead the search for his replacement.
Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton 08541. 609-921-9000. Walt MacDonald, CEO. www.ets.org.
Educational Testing Service (ETS), the developer of learning and assessment tools, has appointed Kara McWilliams as general manager of research laboratories within its R&D division.
In her role at ETS McWilliams will advance the use of research conducted there into practical applications and solutions that benefit learners and educators. She will also oversee the introduction of three new research labs: artificial intelligence in workplace and educational assessment; language learning, teaching and assessment technologies; and learning analytics and personalized learning.
“I am excited to build on the decades of rigorous research at ETS and be part of the continued transformation of this work,” McWilliams said in a statement. “I look forward to leading teams that will integrate learning sciences with user needs to produce learning solutions, allowing the organization to continue to advance education and provide opportunities for all learners worldwide.”
Prior to joining ETS McWilliams was vice president of learning science and impact research at Macmillan Learning. She earned a bachelor’s in political science and history from the College of the Holy Cross. At Boston College she received a master’s in teaching, curriculum and instruction and a PhD in educational research, measurement, and evaluation.
Mathematica Policy Research, 600 Alexander Park, Suite 100, Princeton 08540. 609-799-3535. Paul Decker, president and CEO. www.mathematica.org.
Jaideep Bajaj has been appointed to the board of directors of Mathematica, the nonpartisan public policy research firm. Bajaj is the chairman of ZS Associates Inc., an Illinois-based professional services firm with offices in Carnegie Center. In that role he advises senior leaders in the pharmaceutical and health care industries on sales and marketing issues.
“Jaideep has a long track record of driving customer value and delivering impact,” said Paul Decker, Mathematica president and CEO. “He’s a partner committed to working side by side with you to ask the right questions and uncover insights that lead to better decisions.”
“Mathematica is a partner committed to getting it right using the best technologies and processes to design solutions that work in the real world,” said Bajaj. “I look forward to collaborating with the company’s leaders to help their clients progress and thrive.”
Bajaj earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and master’s in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Greater Trenton, 124 West State Street, Trenton 08608. 609-473-2837. George Sowa, CEO. www.greatertrenton.org
Leticia Ferri has joined the board of directors of Greater Trenton, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic revitalization and improving lives in Trenton.
Ferri is Bristol-Myers Squibb’s global lead of the Organization for Latino Achievement. She holds master’s and medical degrees from Maringa State University in Brazil; a master’s in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto, a PhD from the University of Sao Paulo, and an executive MBA from Cornell University.