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Anthony “Skip” Cimino

Anthony “Skip” Cimino Chairman

Skip Cimino currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President with the Kaufman Zita Group, where he provides clients with strategic counsel and legislative insight. He previously was the president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Prior to being appointed president and CEO, he had over 20 years of leadership experience with the organization, having served as a member of the board of directors since 1988, including leadership as chairman of the board.

Skip’s leadership extended into successful public service roles. After serving on the Hamilton, NJ school board, Skip was elected to represent the people of Mercer County as a freeholder, where he held the position of board president. After six years as a freeholder, he was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly by voters in the 14th District. Later, he was appointed Commissioner of Personnel by Gov. Jim Florio.

In addition to his government service, Skip’s career path included serving as president and Chief Administrative Officer of CMX (formerly Schoor DePalma), an engineering and consulting firm with more than 1,000 employees based in Manalapan, NJ, and ownership of his own business in Lawrence, NJ for more than 18 years.

Skip’s leadership is also evident in the organizations in which he provides guidance, including the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he sits on the Board and chairs the Legislative Committee; Board of Directors of NJ Future; Former Board member of the Hamilton YMCA; Chair of the American Heart Association Greater Mercer County Heart Walk; and Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County Autumn Culinaire. He also was named Citizen of the Year by the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.

Skip lives in Hamilton with his wife, Gail. His children Noel, Nikki, John and grandchildren Jordyn, Justin, AJ and Emma are cherished in his life.

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Thomas Perrino

Thomas Perrino AIA, LEEDap | President and CEO

Tom specializes in architectural design and management for a wide variety of clients. He is highly experienced in the design of high-profile public and higher educational facilities.

Over the years, Mr. Perrino has been responsible for numerous projects involving the design of corporate, higher educational, institutional, residential, hotel, public housing, office facilities, and historic renovations; including feasibility studies, design, and master planning for many of the Firm's largest projects. From his early days at Spiezle as a Project Architect to his ascension through the ranks to President and CEO, Tom, whose deep understanding of relationship-building and communications makes him an ideal leader and mentor, has demonstrated his commitment to growth and diversification.

Tom is active in the community. He serves as the Chair of the Mercer County Community College Architectural Advisory Committee, a member of the Ewing Township Historical Preservation Committee, a member of the Hopewell Township Planning Board, a member of the LaSalle Academy Long Term Planning Committee, and a Board member of the Hamilton YMCA.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University.

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George McCann

George McCann Board Member

George McCann’s career spans more than 35 years in the public and private sectors, principally in environmental engineering.

Most recently, George served as CEO of CMX, a New Jersey-based engineering and consulting firm. During his tenure at the firm, he spearheaded the firm’s growth to $150 million in revenue.

Prior to joining CMX, George held the post of senior vice president/regional manager of Metcalf & Eddy, an international environmental engineering firm. He also served as an assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and a branch manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

George received the Environmental Fellow of the German-Marshall Fund and Excellence in Engineering Management Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer, planner and certified public manager in the State of New Jersey.

George earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from New York University.

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Jeffry Cadorette

Jeffry Cadorette Board Member

Jeffry currently serves as Associate Broker and Executive Vice President at Media Real Estate Company, where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and new lease and lease renewal. Prior, he was well known in the healthcare industry as a physical therapist for 25 years.

He has always been active both professionally and in the community. Jeffry has been an active Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Media since 1977 and has served on national and international leadership committees. Other leadership roles included: past Chairman of the Board of the Rocky Run YMCA and served on the board for 14 years, past Board member of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA and past Chair of their Branch Operations Committee, past member of the Board of Trustees of Springfield College for six years, past Vice President and one of the co-founders of Healthy Communities Initiative, past President of the Board of Trustees of Tyler Arboretum, past Board member and Vice President of the Board of the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, and currently serves as Advisor to the Building Committee of the Delaware County SPCA.

Jeffry received a bachelor's Degree in Science and a Master's Degree in Education from Springfield College and a post graduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Rebecca Machinga

Rebecca Machinga CPA, CGMA | Board Member

Rebecca is a partner at WithumSmith + Brown, where she is the Practice Leader of the Real Estate Services Group. She is a licensed certified public accountant in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida and has over 20 years of professional accounting experience. She specializes in financial statement audits and reviews and tax compliance and consulting services, primarily with real estate entities and closely-held service companies.

She is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ). Rebecca is Immediate Past Chair of The College of New Jersey’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council as well as President of Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. New Jersey (CREW NJ). She has served on the AICPA’s Mentoring Task Force, is Past President of the Princeton Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), served as a member of the IMA’s In-Touch Committee at the national level and has chaired part of a large fundraising committee for the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey).

Spiezle Board of Directors

  • Anthony “Skip” Cimino
  • Thomas Perrino
  • George McCann
  • Jeffry Cadorette
  • Rebecca Machinga

Spiezle Architectural Group is proud of our Board of Directors for the strategic direction and guidance that they have and continue to provide to the firm. The Board ensures our effective organizational planning, management of resources, enhancement of public image, setting broad policies and objectives, and continuity for the firm. Each Board Member adds their own personal expertise and experience to the vision and goals, in concert with our mission and purpose, moving the firm forward.

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Thomas Perrino

Thomas Perrino AIA, LEEDap | President and CEO

Tom specializes in architectural design and management for a wide variety of clients. He is highly experienced in the design of high-profile public and higher educational facilities.

Over the years, Mr. Perrino has been responsible for numerous projects involving the design of corporate, higher educational, institutional, residential, hotel, public housing, office facilities, and historic renovations; including feasibility studies, design, and master planning for many of the Firm's largest projects. From his early days at Spiezle as a Project Architect to his ascension through the ranks to President and CEO, Tom, whose deep understanding of relationship-building and communications makes him an ideal leader and mentor, has demonstrated his commitment to growth and diversification.

Tom is active in the community. He serves as the Chair of the Mercer County Community College Architectural Advisory Committee, a member of the Ewing Township Historical Preservation Committee, a member of the Hopewell Township Planning Board, a member of the LaSalle Academy Long Term Planning Committee, and a Board member of the Hamilton YMCA.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University.

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Scott Downie

Scott Downie AIA, LEEDap | Principal

Innovative thinking combined with a strong service orientation has earned Scott Downie an excellent reputation among clients and colleagues alike.

He has demonstrated extensive knowledge in the adaptation of fundamental planning principles to produce unique, and responsive, solutions to a diverse range of clients and projects.

Through a range of regional and national, public and private, including academic and commercial clients among others, Scott enhances each problem solving process by creating an informed long term context for early project decision making.

Overall, Scott is an artist with a unique eye for design; add his gracious personality and you see why he is a significant asset to our team. He is developing creative strategies to expand the benefits of early, creative, and sustainable planning to business throughout the region.

Masters of Architecture, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan

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Steven Leone

Steven Leone AIA, LEEDap | Principal

A true thought leader, Steve is an award-winning design professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the field of architecture. He has extensive background in senior living environments that have included independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, sub-acute and memory care. He is an expert in culture change and small house design. Over the course of his career, Steve has designed projects of various other types including education, government, restaurants and medical offices.

Steve is also a recognized leader in the realm of sustainable design. He is Past Chairman and Board member of the USGBC, NJ Chapter. His skill-set in this arena has brought him engagements across the US and as far as Dubai and Poland.

Engaging and thoughtful, Steve earns the trust and commitment from clients that result in the most effective and enlightening design solutions. His passion and demonstrated experience has brought a steady repertoire of special projects and speaking engagements.

Steve is the founding member of LEAPp (Life Enrichment Aging Project professionals), a think-tank comprised of industry experts, dedicated to the development of life enrichment centers for elders. Steve is also an active member of LeadingAge and the NJ Alliance for Culture Change.

Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Steven Siegel

Steven Siegel AIA, LEEDap | Principal

Steven G. Siegel, AIA, LEED™ ap, with more than 20 years of progressive and comprehensive architectural experience, offers a broad range of specialized knowledge in educational design and planning. His ability to manage multiple projects, his attention to detail, his business development acumen, and his commitment to his clients make him a valuable asset to our team. He has successfully provided clients with leadership and guidance throughout all phases of a project.

Mr. Siegel has designed and managed numerous PK-12 educational projects and has been responsible for all aspects of these projects from the initial planning stage through construction documents and construction administration. He played a major role in successful referenda for approximately 20 school districts state-wide. Projects include a wide range of scope from minor renovations including; locker rooms, trainer’s rooms, bathrooms, roofing, windows and boiler replacement to photovoltaic systems, energy savings improvement plans, major renovations, additions, and new schools.

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Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee CPA | Chief Financial Officer

Tom has over 25 years of diverse business experience in architecture, real estate and construction and is responsible for planning and managing Spiezle’s financial activities to help the firm expand its business and execute its strategic initiatives. His prowess in conducting market, demographics, and trend analysis has proven critical to the growth of the firm. His expertise ranges from assisting in ownership transitioning to business modeling and software implementation. Mr. Lee is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is active in several community youth athletic organizations.

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Brian Duke

Brian Duke Director of Marketing

Brian, who has 20 years of experience with professional services firms, directs Spiezle’s marketing and business development functions. He has extensive experience in marketing management and strategic planning.

His expertise encompasses developing and implementing marketing programs, business development, media planning and buying, external and internal public relations, database/direct-marketing, consultant and vendor management, and creative development.

Brian has particular skills in coordinating programs among the marketing, sales, and operational staff to maximize the impact and return on investment of focused initiatives.

Prior to joining Spiezle, Brian was the National Director of Marketing for a large professional services firm where he led the marketing function through significant growth periods, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate rebranding, community foundation formation and rollout, and ownership transitions.

Masters of Business Administration, International Business, Rutgers University
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

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Deborah Kenderdine

Deborah Kenderdine SPHR | Director of Organizational Development

Debbie collaborates with team members to create and promote an ownership culture to improve performance of the firm.

She oversees major people and business initiatives including leadership development, employee education, talent acquisition, employee participation and engagement, and a total rewards plan that recognizes achievement of specific strategic goals and objectives.

Debbie is an experienced business and HR practitioner having experience with several domestic and international companies including banking, mortgage, healthcare, and software development.

Bachelor of Art, Organizational Management
Associate of Art, Business Administration & Finance

Spiezle Executive Team

  • Thomas Perrino
  • Scott Downie
  • Steven Leone
  • Steven Siegel
  • Thomas Lee
  • Brian Duke
  • Deborah Kenderdine

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the organization, each within their respective areas of responsibility. The Committee establishes policies and procedures that allow the firm to grow and prosper, creates budgets that provide a stable financial platform, manages staff to effectively and efficiently produce quality projects, and carries forward the strategic direction from the Board of Directors.