Contact Us

General Inquiries

New Jersey Builders Association
One Washington Blvd • Suite 5
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 587-5577 • Fax: (609) 587-0044
Email: information@njba.org

Carol Ann Short, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
609-587-5577

Jeff Kolakowski
Chief Operating Officer
609-570-2166
jeff@njba.org

Lisa Obolsky
Vice President of Operations
609-570-2162
lisa@njba.org

Diane Nicolo-Pocino
Vice President of Events and Programs
609-570-2155
diane@njba.org

Grant Lucking
Vice President of Environmental Affairs
609-570-2157
grant@njba.org

Pauline A. Magnotti
Controller & Data Management
609-570-2165
pmagnotti@njba.org

Cindy Spicer
Office Manager & Special Events Coordinator
609-570-2152
cspicer@njba.org

Kyle Holder
Director of Legislative Affairs
609-570-2156
kyle@njba.org

Padraig Ryan
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator
609-570-2160
padraig@njba.org

Services and Staff Roles

Carol Ann Short, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
cshort@njba.org, 609-570-2151

Responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations, staff, budget, governmental affairs, committees, research, communications, strategic policy decisions, educational programming and events. Contact for the State Officers, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, National Association of Home Builders, Mixed-Use Developer Affiliate, Large Builder Committee and BPAC.

Jeffrey Kolakowski
Chief Operating Officer
jeff@njba.org, 609-570-2166

Jeff oversees the operations of NJBA’s government relations and advocacy efforts and his responsibilities include legislative and regulatory initiatives, public and political affairs, and communications. Jeff staffs the following NJBA committees:

  • Legislative Affairs
  • Land Use & Redevelopment
  • Building Codes
  • Mixed Use Developer Affiliate
  • BPAC

Diane Nicolo-Pocino
Vice President of Events and Programs
diane@njba.org, 609-570-2155

Diane can be contacted regarding NJBA events, seminars and programs, including the NJBA Annual Golf Outing and the Atlantic Builders Convention (ABC). Diane manages all aspects of ABC, including booth sales and support, attendee registration, all events (Installation Reception, Awards Luncheon, Master Sponsor Event and the Sales and Marketing Program) as well as negotiations/coordination with the Host Hotel. Diane also manages the activities of the following committees:

  • Convention
  • Golf Outing

Lisa Obolsky
Vice President of Operations
lisa@njba.org, 609-570-2162

Lisa can be contacted regarding NJBA’s member benefits, including medical benefits program; NJBA office operations including HR, IT and facilities management. Lisa handles matters of Association Governance, coordination with the National Association, the four Local Associations and the NJBA. Lisa maintains the BPAC financials and manages the activities of the following committees:

  • NJBA Board of Directors
  • Associates & Member Services
  • Awards
  • Nominating

Grant Lucking
Vice President of Environmental Affairs
grant@njba.org, 609-570-2157

Grant oversees NJBA’s lobbying efforts on environmental policies and advocates on both legislative and regulatory matters impacting the industry. Grant staffs the following NJBA committees:

  • Environmental
  • Young Professionals
  • PRED/CAI Working Group
  • Master Sponsors

Pauline Magnotti
Controller and Data Management
pauline@njba.org, 609-570-2165

Pauline can be contacted regarding all NJBA financial matters including accounts receivable, accounts payable, the unit dues billing process and budget reporting. Pauline can also be contacted regarding the annual Sales and Marketing awards program. Pauline also supports the activities of the following committees:

  • Budget & Finance
  • Sales And Marketing

Kyle Holder
Director of Legislative Affairs

kyle@njba.org, 609-570-2156

Kyle can be contacted regarding any pending legislation or recently enacted laws and is responsible for tracking all legislation and communicating with state legislators and other key government personnel. Kyle staffs the following NJBA committee:

  • Legislative Affairs

Cindy Spicer
Office Manager & Special Events Coordinator
cspicer@njba.org, 609-570-2152

Cindy is responsible for acquisition and maintenance of office equipment, supplies and facilities. She maintains NJBA’s various databases and assists accounts receivable functions. Cindy also supports the facilitation of all NJBA events, seminars and programs.

Padraig Ryan
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator
padraig@njba.org, 609-570-2160