NJBIA Has New Head

Michele N. Siekerka, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, has been named president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the Trenton-based trade group that represents more than 20,000 member companies.

Siekerka, 50, of Robbinsville, will succeed prior president, Philip Kirschner, who retired earlier this year. Melanie Willoughby, who had served as interim head, will remain as senior VP, government affairs. Siekerka will begin her position in early October.

Siekerka graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts degree in both political science and German. She received her law degree from Temple University School of Law. She served as president and CEO of the Mercer (County) Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2010.

From 2000 to 2004, Siekerka worked with AAA, first as vice president and following a merger with AAA Mid-Atlantic as senior legal counsel.


Cambridge School, 100 Straube Center Boulevard, Pennington 08534; 609-730-9553; fax, 609-730-9584. Deborah Peters, head of school. www.thecambridgeschool.org.

Cambridge School, a private school founded in 2001, has added a ninth-grade classroom to its campus. The day school, for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities, previously offered K-8 classes.

The school’s curriculum involves project-based learning and the teaching of metacognitive strategies.

Leaving Town

Janus Solutions, 83 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell. www.janussolutions.com.

Janus Solutions, a consulting service, has left its office on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell.

John Trask & Associates, 65 South Main Street, Pennington.

The financial consulting business has left its office in the Pennington Professional Center. Its listed phone number was disconnected.

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