Seton Hall University is welcoming additions to its Board of Regents, including two new members and one Regent emeritus. Together, Richard A. Giuditta, Jr., Joseph P. LaSala and Anthony Masherelli bring decades of experience and expertise to the board in the fields of law, public policy, government affairs, accounting, and public relations.
"The Board and I are thrilled to welcome this new group of Regents, whose collective knowledge and wisdom will be invaluable to Seton Hall,"said University President Joseph E. Nyre. "The Board of Regents plays an essential role in ensuring that Seton Hall remains on the right path to continued excellence as one of the country's truly great universities."
Each of the new members of the Board of Regents will serve a three-year term, expiring on June 30, 2022. Below is additional background information on the new Regents:
Richard A. Giuditta, Jr. '92 BSB/'96 JD
New Regent Richard A. Giuditta is Managing Shareholder and Attorney at Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C. He also serves president of BMGZ Strategies, LLC, a public relations firm. Both firms provide law, government and public policy services and have offices in Basking Ridge, NJ.
A creative and effective strategist with strong business acumen and over 25 years of political, public policy and governmental affairs experience, Giuditta has been a go-to resource for small privately held companies to Fortune 100 corporations. Drawing on his extensive government and legal experience as well as his years of running a successful law firm, he provides sound strategic counsel to clients on a range of issues, from expanding their organizations to securing millions of dollars in government incentives. He has strong working relationships with government officials across North America and abroad, including Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.
Prior to BMGZ Strategies, Giuditta was a Partner with the Hackettstown law firm Courter, Kobert & Cohen, PC for seven years. He is an avid supporter of Pirate Blue Athletics.
Anthony Masherelli, BS in Accounting, '90
New Regent Anthony Masherelli is a senior audit partner in Ernst & Young's New Jersey office and has been part of the New Jersey business community for more than 28 years. His experience includes serving global and domestic public companies in the life sciences, energy, technology, retail and diversified industrial products industries. In his leadership roles, he manages a $200 million practice with more than 200 professionals. Among his various professional responsibilities at Ernst & Young, he oversees resource planning for the New Jersey audit practice and the campus recruiting initiatives of the New Jersey audit and tax practices.
For the past five years, Masherelli has served on Seton Hall's Accounting Advisory Board, advising the dean of the Stillman School of Business and the chair of the Accounting Department on all aspects of the accounting program, including accreditation, program enhancements, mission and vision. Most recently, he also has served on the Seton Hall President's Advisory Group.
Masherelli is involved with several charitable organizations, including serving on the board of the Gargen Academy, a school focused on serving the needs of children with autism, and the board of the Diabetes Foundation.
Joseph P. LaSala, J.D. '72
Regent Emeritus Joseph P. LaSala is a partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLC. A certified civil trial attorney of the State of New Jersey, he has extensive experience in complex litigation. LaSala is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Past-President of the Essex County Bar Association, and previously served on the nominating committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is Past-President of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and Past-President of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County, as well as a trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He also is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trial Lawyers.
He has served as a Liquidating Trustee for the United States District Court, where over $250 million dollars has been recovered for defrauded shareholders. He was a Master of the Essex Inns of Court, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Chapter, from 1988 to 1992. He has been a Master and Co-Coordinator of the Seton Hall Law Alumni Inn of Court since its inception.
Seton Hall University School of Law presented him with its Distinguished Graduate award in 1991, and the University named him a Distinguished Graduate in 1996. LaSala has been given the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the Essex County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He received the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor, which is given each year to those who have made exemplary contributions to improving the justice system and enhancing New Jersey's legal legacy.
LaSala previously served on the Seton Hall University Board of Regents from 1990 to 2011 and on the Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2011. He currently is a member of the Seton Hall Law School Board of Visitors. He is a graduate of St. Peter's College and Seton Hall University School of Law.
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