The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that its search committee has selected Peter M. Crowley as its new Chief Executive Officer / President.

Members of the search committee worked hard in recent weeks to fill the existing vacancy. Under the leadership of Lawrence H. Krampf, Chairman of the Board, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Princeton Communications Group, Inc., the search committee consisted of the following individuals: Karen Jezierny (Princeton University), Anne O’Neill (The Scheide Fund), Melissa Tenzer (CareersUSA), Robert Hillier (RMJM), Christopher Tarr (Stevens & Lee), Patrick Ryan (Hopewell Valley Community Bank), Kevin Kardos (Paychex), Lori Rabon (Nassau Inn) and Kathie Morolda (Cranbury Station Gallery and President of the Borough Merchants for Princeton).

Founded in 1960, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization currently serving 1,000 member companies and is the sixth largest Chamber in New Jersey. The Chamber holds monthly luncheon, breakfast, and evening networking meetings, and frequent professional development programs; sponsors the Einstein Lecture Series and an annual trade fair; collaborates with organizations throughout the area to promote economic development and quality of life; participates in initiatives related to travel and tourism through its Convention and Visitors Bureau; and assists in promoting arts and cultural programs through its “PAACC the House” committee.

The CEO /President is responsible for all aspects of the Chamber’s operations and represents the Chamber throughout the greater Princeton region. The President is ultimately responsible to the Board of Directors.

Krampf indicated that “Peter is a highly successful, innovative and collaborative leader who we are confident will ensure the Chamber’s continued growth and success. The Princeton Regional Chamber is a vibrant and growing organization with a strong financial footing, and our Board is committed to continuing the expansion of the Chamber’s programs, activities and initiatives.” Crowley, a Princeton area resident for more than 25 years, most recently was President & CEO of The Bank of Princeton, a state chartered community bank. “I am thrilled to become a part of the Princeton Regional Chamber,” said Crowley, “and I look forward to working with the Board and Chamber members as we continue to expand our Chamber and support the needs of our business community.”

Crowley has spent much of his career in the banking industry managing retail and private bank offices for institutions such as Bank of America, Citibank and PNC Bank. He served as a Director of Midlantic Banks Compass Mutual Funds; and served as an Advisory Board Member of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Peter is an active member of the New Jersey Bankers Association; and recently served as Treasurer of the New Jersey Community Bankers Association. Mr. Crowley holds an MBA in Finance from Temple University and a BA in Political Science from Holy Cross College.

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