Leadership

Explore Millburn-Short Hills is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of seven voting members and two non-voting members, assigned for one to three-year terms by majority vote of the Township Committee. The voting positions include a member of the Township Committee, two real estate owners within the district, two business operators with the district, and two residents. The non-voting members include the Township Business Administrator or his/her designee, and the Mayor or his/her designee.

There is an Executive Director who is responsible for day-to-day management of Explore Millburn-Short Hills, including directing, managing, and implementing the activities, programs, and affairs of the organization. Other resources such as a Marketing Consultant may be engaged in order best carry out the organization’s initiatives.

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Board of Trustees Members

Tracy Katz Levine

Resident Trustee, Term Expires December 31, 2024

Tracy is a 25+ year resident of Millburn and seasoned marketing professional who, as a fierce supporter of small businesses and our unique town, seeks to help Millburn-Short Hills innovate and truly thrive in current times.

Ashley Schultz

Owner Trustee, Term Expires December 31, 2024

Ashley is an officer of Cartley Associates, a family owned real estate company that has owned property in Millburn since 1987. He brings the unique perspective of a landlord of property located in Downtown Millburn, and of a tenant as business owner in the Upper Millburn Ave district.

Jackie Benjamin Lieberberg (Board Chair)

Resident Trustee, Term Expires December 31, 2026

Jackie has resided in Millburn Township for over 30 years and from 2018-2020 served on the Township Committee including as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. She also serves on several other Township boards including Cultural Engagement Diversity and the Arts as well as the Community Service Award. 

Richard Wasserman

MAYOR'S DESIGNEE, TERM EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2024 (NONVOTING EX OFFICIO MEMBER)

Richard is a 30+ year resident of Millburn-Short Hills and is a fine jewelry executive in his professional life. He is dedicated to the Township and played a significant role in spearheading the SID as a former member of the Township Committee.  

Stephen Winer (Treasurer)

Operator Trustee, Term Expires December 31, 2025

Stephen is a long-term resident of Short Hills, an emerging technology lawyer for a global bank, and – together with his wife Julie – has owned and operated Splurge Bakery in Downtown since its inception in 2006.

Ben Stoller

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER, Term Expires December 31, 2024

Ben is serving his first term as a member of the Millburn Township Committee. In his professional life, he is the CEO and co-founder of the Paxxal Group and has extensive experience in manufacturing, operational, management, and strategic planning in the financial and packaging industries. He has lived in Millburn since 2015 with his wife Michelle and their 4 children.

Alexa Clark

Operator Trustee, TERM EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2026

Alexa is the co-owner of Taste Buddy – a gluten-free bakery on Upper Millburn Avenue. As a new business owner, she brings a fresh perspective on the challenges young businesses face. She is a dedicated supporter of the local business community and eager to bring her entrepreneurial experience to the board.

Tim Hoffman

Assistant Business Administrator, Term Expires December 31, 2024 (Nonvoting Ex Officio Member)

Tim received his master’s in public administration from Seton Hall University, where he is an adjunct professor, teaching courses in public administration and nonprofit management. He previously was a full-time member of the faculty in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs as well as the Director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement at Seton Hall University. He also served two terms on the Hackensack Board of Education.   

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Professional Staff

Steve Grillo, Executive Director

Steve Grillo is a neighborhood development expert with over a decade of experience in creating and managing Special Improvement Districts and merchant programs. 

Amanda J. Dean, Marketing Director

Amanda is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing, event planning, retail, fundraising, visitor experience, and project management in the for profit and not for profit sectors. Amanda is here to realize the marketing and event plans for Explore Millburn-Short Hills. She is also here to connect with local businesses and community members to discover their unique needs and help bring them the tools and resources they need to thrive.