2013 BSAA Hall of Fame and Alumni of the Year Celebration

6:00-8:00 p.m.
(please note time change due to scheduling conflict)
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick  ●  2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, N.J.

The Edward J. Bloustein School Alumni Association takes great pleasure in honoring

President, Community Investment Strategies, Inc.


Christiana FoglioChristiana Foglio spearheads and oversees all of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc.’s fully integrated real estate activities including multi-family housing, mixed-use redevelopment, market-rate, and affordable housing. An industry veteran with more than 30 years experience in the private and public sectors, she specializes in real estate developments and affordable housing initiatives that reflect each community’s vision, needs and character. Prior to forming CIS, Chris served on behalf of two governors as Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, where she was responsible for over $1 billion of multi-family bond financing and is credited with creating the state’s Housing Policy as well as national awards for innovative state housing initiatives. She also was appointed by Governors Florio and Whitman to serve as Chair of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing. Prior to joining NJHMFA, she served as President of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, a not-for-profit real estate development company located in New Brunswick, NJ, implementing over $300 million of urban redevelopment projects, reporting to the board of directors of J&J companies. Chris is also credited with creating the foundation of New Brunswick’s economic rebirth. A licensed planner in the State of New Jersey, she is a highly sought-after guest speaker who has garnered numerous business and industry awards, including the PlanSmart NJ Van Zandt Community Involvement Award; Urban Land Institute’s Edward J. Bloustein Award for Exemplary Achievement in Civic Leadership; New Jersey Business of the Year; Top Woman-Owned Business in New Jersey; and among the Top Women in Business.

Assemblyman, State of New Jersey – 14th District


Daniel BensonOn January 8, 2011, Dan Benson was selected by the Democratic Committeemen and women of the 14th Legislative District to fill the Assembly vacancy left by Linda Greenstein's election to the New Jersey State Senate and was elected to a full term to the Assembly in November 2011, becoming the youngest elected Councilman in Hamilton's history. On his first day in office, he was chosen by his fellow members of Council to serve as President, a position he held for two years. On the Council, Dan increased the police force to ensure that Hamilton would be one the country's safest communities. He adopted an open space and recreation plan that increased the state and local funding available to the Township, which led to funding for projects such as the preservation of Ellis Farm and the purchase of the Braghelli Tract, significantly expanding Hamilton's Veterans Park. He has worked to protect Hamilton's youth by improving school zone traffic safety while improving road safety by banning trucks on local roads, and pushing for speed humps and other traffic infrastructure improvements. In 2008, Dan Benson was appointed to the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders to an unexpired term and won a special election in November 2008; he was re-elected for a full term in 2009. Outside his elected office, Dan is the Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton Township. He is a member of the Board of the Henry J. Austin Healtch Center, the Young Professionals Board of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Hamilton, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #2622. He is Vice President of Friends of the Hamilton Township Library, a Life Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, and an Alumnus of Leadership New Jersey. Dan earned his MCRP from the Bloustein School in 1999.



Including the inauguration of the Bloustein School Alumni Association's
Alumni Hall of Fame

James G. Bach
Shirley Bishop
Robert W. Burchell
James Crawford
Redenia C. Gilliam-Mosee (deceased)
Connie O. Hughes
James W. Hughes
David Listokin
Nicholas J. Masucci
Anthony L. Marchetta
Elizabeth C. (Betsy) McKenzie
Harvey S. Moskowitz
Maureen Ogden
Robert G. Sommer

Tuesday, October 1

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, N.J.
(732) 873-1234


Cost: $60 General Admission; $50 Young Alumni
or download sponsorship form

Proceeds from this event benefit the Bloustein School Alumni Association Annual Graduate Fellowship scholarship efforts at the Bloustein School. Make a donation to the scholarship here.

For additional information about the event, please contact Vito A. Gallo at (908) 418-3732 or via email. For additional information about sponsorships, please contact Donald Sutton at (848) 932-2813 or via email.