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Posted on: April 12, 2018

New Business Administrator Appointed

Mayor Pasquale Menna announced today that the Borough has appointed a new Business Administrator to succeed Stanley Sickels who retired at the end of last year.

“After an exhaustive search and dozens of interviews, I am pleased to announce that at last night’s Council Meeting the municipal Council unanimously approved my nomination of Ziad Andrew Shehady to be the Business Administrator for Red Bank.”  Shehady is currently serving as the Business Administrator for the Township of Springfield in Union County and is also a former Mayor and Council Member for that community.

Shehady also has fifteen years’ experience as an intelligence officer for the Army National Guard and has served two tours of active duty.  “Ziad has highly advanced skills in communications, social media, and information technology, which will be a great asset in our modernizing and improving Red Bank’s municipal government,” Mayor Menna stated, adding that “these talents combined with his skills with budgets, financial analysis, labor relations and other municipal issues will serve Red Bank well now and for the future.”

Council President Ed Zipprich commented that “I and my colleagues felt that Ziad Shehady is a rising star in the ranks of government management professionals and that he makes a great fit for Red Bank.”  “He will help us lead our community into the future,” Zipprich said.

Shehady has a B.A. degree from NYU in Politics and Linguistics and has completed coursework in the Master of Administrative Science program at FDU.  The start date of his appointment in Red Bank is May 14 at a starting salary of $152,000.  Mr. Sickels, who was also a construction code official on a part time basis, was paid $181,080.  His code duties will be replaced by hiring on a part-time basis so that the total costs to the Borough of the new arrangement are expected to be the same or less, Mayor Menna explained.

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