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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

NJBA - Officer Portraits

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

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Elizabeth George-Cheniara, Esq.
Vice President of Regulatory & Legal Affairs
609-570-2156
egcheniara@njba.org

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Jeff Kolakowski
Vice President of Government Affairs
609-570-2166
jeff@njba.org

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

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

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Grant Lucking
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
609-570-2157
grant@njba.org

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

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

Elizabeth George-Cheniara, Esq.
Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Affairs
egcheniara@njba.org, 609-570-2156

Elizabeth can be contacted regarding proposed or enacted environmental regulations; interaction with various State agencies (DEP, DA, SIAB, Highlands Council and Pinelands Commission).  Elizabeth manages NJBA’s continuing education programs for Attorneys and Engineers, as well as the activities of the following committees:

  • Environmental Affairs
  • Highlands and Pinelands
  • Site Remediation
  • Legal Action

Jeffrey Kolakowski
Vice President of Government Affairs
jeff@njba.org, 609-570-2166

Jeff can be contacted regarding any pending legislation or recently enacted laws, press releases or news reports; communicates with the Governor’s Office, various State agencies (DCA, EDA, L&PS), State legislators and Congressional representatives. Jeff directs the grassroots lobbying programs and manages the activities of the following 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
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
grant@njba.org, 609-570-2157

Grant can be contacted regarding NJBA’s websites (njba.org, njmxd.com); publications including Dimensions, Weekender and the Master Sponsor Profile; and the preparation and distribution of press advisories. Grant is also NJBA’s Master Sponsor Liaison responsible for the oversight of the program from recruitment through relationship management and delivery of benefits.

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

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.