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.