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Advaxis Inc. (ADXS), 675 Route 1 South, Technology Center of NJ, North Brunswick 08902. 732-545-1590. Daniel J. O’Connor, CEO. www.advaxis.com.

Advaxis, the biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, has appointed Christopher Duke as senior VP and COO.

Duke has more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry. He will lead the company’s operations and oversee its clinical development programs as well as manage early commercial planning activities.

Prior to Advaxis, Duke was VP, global commercial operations, at Amicus Therapeutics in Cranbury, and executive director, international commercial operations, for NPS Pharma in Bedminster.

“With experience in driving clinical development programs forward to product launch and managing interactions with the health care community, Chris has demonstrated his capabilities as a milestone-driven leader,” Advaxis CEO Daniel J. O’Connor said.

Mercadien PC, CPAs, 3625 Quakerbridge Road, Princeton 08543. 609-689-9700. Conrad Druker, CPA, managing director. www.mercadien.com.

Samuel J. Kenworthy has been promoted from director to managing director of the Mercadien Group and principal of Mercadien CPAs. Kenworthy, a senior member of the firm’s tax advisory and family office groups, has been with Mercadien for eight years and in public accounting for 19 years.

Conrad L. Druker will remain a managing director of the Mercadien Group.

Additionally, Eric M. Whelan and Emily A. Hoffman have been promoted to director, from manager positions, and Arpita Patel has been promoted to manager from a supervisor position.

Kenworthy earned a bachelor’s in accounting from the College of New Jersey and a masters of taxation from Philadelphia University.


PeriGen, 59 Prospect Plains Road, Building J, Cranbury 08512. 609-228-7898. Matthew Sappern, chairman and CEO. www.perigen.com.

PeriGen, a company that makes fetal monitoring products that use artificial intelligence, will move its headquarters to North Carolina after acquiring the WatchChild fetal monitoring system from Hil-Rom Holdings.

The combined company will be led by CEO Matt Sappern. The company did not disclose whether it would keep its Princeton office after moving its headquarters to the Research Triangle area in North Carolina.


College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Box 7718, Ewing 08628. 609-771-1855. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president. www.tcnj.edu.

The College of New Jersey has announced its new bachelor of arts in public health, which it began this school year.

The program, also offered as a minor, is administered by the School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science. Students enrolled in the program take classes from all seven TCNJ schools.

Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design LLC (JZA+D), 20 Nassau Street, Suite 25, Princeton 08542. 609-924-5004. www.joshuazinder.com.

Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design has reorganized and expanded in order to handle new business and growth in a number of areas, including designs for higher education, commercial workplace and office spaces, hospitality, mixed-use, and residential buildings. The firm, founded 10 years ago, has completed design projects from New Jersey to Nevada and from Macau to Singapore.

New hires at JZA+D include Dani Robertson, project manager; architectural designer Taylor Kinsey, and Deanna D’Elia, designer. Robertson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology and brings five years of industry experience. Kinsey is a recent architecture degree recipient from Syracuse. D’Elia, with a bachelor’s in interior design from the New York School of Interior Design, has experience in corporate office, residential, and commercial interiors.

These recent additions to the JZA+D roster will provide support for the efforts of architect Benjamin Grace and interior designer Ashley Servis, themselves part of a recent round of hires from 2014. Callie Hancock also joined JZA+D as marketing director in 2015.

The firm said it needed the reorganization and expansion to accommodate new clients. In the past 18 months, JZA+D has added three universities to its roster of clients: Rowan, Princeton, and Rutgers.

“We’re proud of our continued growth in dynamic, competitive markets that we have managed to sustain through challenging times,” said company founder Joshua Zinder. “Expanding with talented designers and support staff will help us maintain the level of excellence that our clients have come to expect, while giving us the flexibility to take on bigger challenges.”

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Rondon Law Group, 101 College Road East, Second Floor, Princeton 08540. 609-945-1845. Krishna Palagummi. www.rondonlaw.com.

The law firm, has moved from Independence Way to College Road East. It specializes in immigration, bankruptcy, corporate law, family law, and litigation.


Richard McClellan on October 18. He was Mercer County Democratic Committee chairman from 2002 to 2010, leaving to serve as director of community affairs for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and later for Mercer County. In 2016, he returned to chair the Democratic party again.

James M. Hoppock, 39, on October 8. He was an underwriter at NJM.

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