Management Moves

Mercadien PC, 3625 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619. 609-689-9700. Conrad Druker, managing principal.

Jeffrey Baresciano.

Quakerbridge Road-based accounting firm Mercadien has announced the addition of Jeffrey Baresciano to the organization’s Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support team as a director.

Baresciano graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drexel University. He is a certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, accredited in business valuation, and a certified valuation analyst.

He has more than 15 years of experience in business valuation, matirmonial litigation support, lost earnings and economic damage assessments, along with other forensic and investigative accounting as well as litigation support services. Additionally, Baresciano has extensive experience in complex forensic accounting, valuation, and litigation assignments.

Prior to joining Mercadien, Baresciano worked at a Top 5 National CPA firm as a director in their Financial Investigations & Disputes Practice, where he was responsible for performing and overseeing engagements on the aforementioned services.

USRowing, 2 Wall Street, Princeton 08540. 609-751-0700.

Amanda Kraus

USRowing, the Princeton-based national governing body for the sport of rowing, has named Amanda Kraus as its new chief executive officer, an appointment effective November 1.

As founder and CEO of Row New York, Kraus has spent the last 18 years building an award-winning organization with a focus on making the sport of rowing, paired with top-notch academic support, accessible to young people.

“We are thrilled to announce that Amanda will be joining USRowing as our CEO later this fall,” USRowing Board Chair Marcia Hooper said in a statement. “She brings tremendous leadership and fundraising skills, community development and outreach experience, and diversity and inclusion efforts to our team. She is a proven leader in our sport, having built Row New York into one of the country’s most admired rowing organizations.”

“I think we’re at an exciting inflection point at USRowing where we have an opportunity to change and grow. I look forward to leading us into that future, while building on our strong foundation,” Kraus said in a statement. “First, I plan to do a lot of listening to all of the stakeholders. I need to understand what everyone wants and needs from USRowing. I have my ideas already, but it’s important to hear from the broader rowing community — how can we best be a resource to rowers and rowing programs, from people just learning to row to our Olympians?”

“I’m looking forward to helping the sport better reflect the rich diversity of this country,” Kraus continued. “For too long, our idea of a ‘rower’ has been limited, and it’s time to bust open that door, to welcome all who want to row, to celebrate diversity and to redefine what and who a rower can be.”

Kraus is also an adjunct associate professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service where she focuses on teaching fundraising to graduate students.

She was a rower and team captain for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard.


Meryl R. Miller, 74, on August 25. She worked for 20 years as a computer programmer for ADR/Computer Associates.

Warren Rodman Class Jr., 89, on August 24. He was an electrician and worked on cold fusion projects at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Lewis J. Pepperman, 67, on August 25. An attorney, he was chair of the Business Practices groups at Stark & Stark.

Robert W. Roach Jr., 88, on August 22. He retired from CV Hill Refrigeration in Trenton.

Brenda V. Gaunce, 77, on August 17. She was an information technology administrator for the State of New Jersey.

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